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Duck's Comment
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It's definitely in my interest to be around my family and hopefully start my own. If this company calls I'm throwing in the towel and notifying my manager. I've been training and the money is there for me I'm at 37c and money's saved.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Enjoy your young years before they're gone.

Man, you really seem to have totally missed the boat on the OTR lifestyle. Was it really nothing more than a grind to you? You've mentioned this theme a whole bunch of times, the whole "driving my life away" thing.

I spent way more weekends partying in Vegas, New Orleans, Miami, Seattle, Atlanta, and cities coast to coast than I could ever begin to count. I went to concerts, festivals, parades, fireworks displays, NFL games, NBA games, NHL games, NCAA football games, high school football games, NASCAR races, NHRA races, friday and saturday night local track races, and about 10 million other amazing things.

I went jogging through the deserts, the high plains, up into the mountains, through the forests, across the National Parks, and along the beautiful beaches on both oceans.

Between your talk of the money and politics of getting out of California, and your insistence that OTR wasted your life, you sound like the oldest young dude I know. If I didn't know you were in your 20's I'd swear you're in your 60's. And it's ironic that you're always teasing Old School about how old he is and yet he approaches life with the zest of a teenager, the same way I do.

What do you do for fun, anyhow?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Old School's Comment
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And it's ironic that you're always teasing Old School about how old he is and yet he approaches life with the zest of a teenager, the same way I do.

Wait a minute! Do you mean that I actually am old? Seriously, I still feel like and live like a teenager!

I was speaking with a new driver on our fleet just the other day. It was his first day on the job as a solo driver. He had experience, but not as a flat-bedder. He came over to me frustrated with the load he was tarping, and declared, "I'm quitting. I can't believe you guys are willing to work this hard! You must be desperate for a job, because there's no way at your age I'd be willingly doing this."

confused.gif I was almost finished tarping my load, and was just grinning ear to ear at this silly punk.

I love this stuff! Every bit of it - especially living life on the road.

I still remember telling Daniel about the time I climbed over the top of a six foot tall chain link fence just to get the folks inside the plant to open the gate and unload me early. He told me, "Old School, you need to be careful out there, don't hurt yourself."

Come to think of it, that does kind of sound like some Grand-fatherly advice.

What do you do for fun, anyhow?

He has his friends over for a cup of hot tea, and they play Dominoes. Or if they are really feeling frisky they will break out the cards and try a game of Bridge.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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He has his friends over for a cup of hot tea, and they play Dominoes. Or if they are really feeling frisky they will break out the cards and try a game of Bridge.

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My ma is in her early 70's. Too bad she's on the other side of the country or they could watch the news and Judge Judy and Dr Phil together.

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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I see your point. But its not as fun by yourself.

Besides, I have to keep the forums interesting!

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Bud A.'s Comment
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I'm pretty sure Daniel plays the newest game for old Russians, curling with cars.

In his youth, though, he was a major player in motorcycle racing on ice.

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