Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hmm. What does that sign say?

Gosh, I don't know. Let me get a little closer. Okay. Can you read it now?

Came to a "T" intersection that was unexpectedly icy. I wasn't even going very fast. Hit the break and slid - in slow motion - like a curling rock.

"Hope I stop in time."

Watched the stop sign slowly go by.

"Hope no one's coming the other way."

Looked up and down the other road. No one coming. Thank goodness.

"Hope I stop soon."

Ditch approaching.

"Really hope I stop soon."

Ditch getting very very close.

"I think I'm stopping now. Or am I? Please stop now. Please please stop n-"


"Well, okay then."

A man emerged from the house behind the sign and invited me in to use the phone. Had the yellow pages already to go for me. Pointed out the closest tow guy. And he showed up fast. I was his second customer of the day at that intersection. I'm guessing he and the homeowner were in ca-hoots. He was probably out there with the garden hose all morning.

Is that how you spell ca-hoots?


Anonymous said...

Wow. I bet you never lose your parking spot in a crowded lot eh? Nice truck.

Roger said...

looks like someone needs a few sandbags in the back of the truck and to stay off the brakes...hahah been there, done that, got the t-shirt

Babs Gladhand said...

Love the truck. Now see, in Arkansas, if we had that amount of snow on the ground, the entire state would be closed. Seriously.

I'm glad you weren't hurt. Seriously.

Kathleen said...

Oy, I hate driving in the snow and ice. Glad you just nosed it in and you and the beautiful yellow truck are well. I used to have a bright yellow Pinto...loved that car. In the winter, when I used to have a desk by the window I'd look out and the sight of a bright yellow vehicle always made me happy as it would stand out in the grey hideousness that is winter.

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