As Dr Seuss says oh the things you will see

Well my freinds this is a crazy and screwed up world we live in . And as i spend my working life as a long haul driver i get to see a side of the world most of you cant see. I see all the citys in North America from the back side. Not the pretty side you see on tv but the real city hiding in the back streets and industrial parks. The true underbelly of the place what i like to call the swub. That means the soft white underbelly. So come along and see our world and the many characters that are hiding in plain site on your highways and roads. my fellow drivers and the supporting staff that keeps them going.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

WTH, did I drive back in time to 1970?

How did this happen? I have no idea at all. It blows my mind that I have some how time traveled back into the 70s. I find myself at the 24 hour cafe in Long Beach, Ca. This place was last remodeled in about 1973 and its been a long down hill slide since then. Its locked in time, the tables still have the little TVs on them and phones. Man, that brings back bad memories of line ups at the pay phone to call into dispatch every morning. Ya myself and every other driver.And if it was busy when you called you went to the back of the line to try again. But the thing that blows my mind, is the pay toilet. Thats right... pay to pee. Hows that for a money maker? I had to pay .25 cents each time and that can add up over a couple of days. Also paying $10 to park every night. I will never learn. I find these places and like a fool I will say to myself, ''ahh it will be fine'.' Well self.... you are a fool. The parking lot had a lizard (ladies of the night) problem. Though telling the waitress about it helps to fix the situation. She told them I was not an interested party. Thank God for small favors. This place and I  hopefully will never meet again. So long Time Warp.

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