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.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Busy playing mechanic

Well the new truck has in deed arrived. And the move in process is now over. You would not believe how much one person can cram into a truck. It my Friends is mind Blowing. But the as yet unnamed truck is looking like home. I have done more mechanical work than driving the last week. I get to decommission an older truck that is leaving the fleet. So its a lot of cutting rusty bolts with a cutting torch (fun) the flames and sparks are impressive. And I've only set my self on fire once. For me that's not bad though I have lost most of the skin on my knuckles. My boss may want to send me driving before i burn the shop down or bleed to death.
Well I did get to deliver a load into Port Coquitlam and I was untarping at the customer when I realized there was a prison right next the lot. Some inmates where in the exercise yard looking at me funny and then I realized we where  wearing the same coveralls . A really bright orange they must have thought why would he break out and then untarp a truck. they soon got bored with wondering and started doing cat calls. It felt like I was a woman at a construction site. It was a little creepy put then what the hell at my age I will take the compliment. especially when there is a twenty foot fence between us.

No comments:

Post a Comment