Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Port Orchard Washington State
I was taught when I was 15 in drivers ed that anything with more than two axels has a 1-3 block at least longer stopping distance. Which means my truck and trailer has 4 axels and I start stopping around a block before the light, however I also go about 5 under. AND STALE GREEN LIGHTS AND TRAFFIC CAMS SCARE ME.
I get zoomed around by all the little cars that can speed up and make the light. I try to go slow and give myself stopping time because I know it'll turn yellow when I get past stopping point and i'll get my picture taken rolling through the intersection.
I remember my first trainer I had from 3 years old to 10 took me to my first show when I was 9. I didn't understand anything about driving but I did know what you're not supposed to do which is cut anybody off. Some idiot cut us off only to slam on his breaks at the light in front of us. Within a second she had the rig parked and was out of the truck at his window screaming at him. It was muffled since I was inside the truck but her flailing arms told the story. She was pissed!
Third trainer I was showing with from 13 to 16 years old took me and a couple of her other students to the beach. We had a 6 horse gooseneck living quarters and her family's huge truck. Everyone on the road was very inconsiderate but of course that's nothing new. One guy though was trying to taunt us. He'd weave in and out in front of us, braking for no reason and just being a completely idiot. Kim pulled out her cellphone and called the state patrol. We took a detour following this jackhole until he was pulled over.
Just recently I had a wonderful haul which gave me a breath of fresh air. I was hauling Legacy over for some pictures and I didn't have anyone cut me off, slam on their breaks in front of me or give me a hard time getting on the freeway. It was really nice!
However just days before that I was taking Caleigh to a vet appointment and had to go over a pretty narrow bridge. Because the bridge is not truck and trailer or even Semi friendly there is a HUGE sign for both directions saying "yeild to large haul traffic" Main reason, I have to hug the side and I still cross the center line. Semi's take up the entire bridge.
Some idiot either missed the sign or more than likely though he could squeek past me so he hugged his side, jumped the curb with two wheels and almost took out his mirror. Because of his dumba** I got the finger and honked at. Riiiiiight.
When life gives you lemons....chuck em at whoever is giving them to you!
I don't want lemons! I want cookies!