Laughing Away The Little Irritations

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Ducky's Comment
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Bright, sunny, warm day on a two-lane highway. I'm going to be on this stretch for 100+ miles, so I'm already thinking other drivers are going to be inconvenienced by my slow governed truck. Plenty of passing lanes though, so all is good. I thought! Eventually, I caught up with a truck *gasp * and settled in safely behind, at a whopping 55mph. Cool, I get to pass at the next passing lane☺. Nope. Not today! The driver pulled into the right lane in the passing zone, and, wait for it... sped up to 63. Drats! Then the lanes narrowed back and the driver dropped back to 55 again. Oh well, maybe next time. Naw. This scene played out over 100 miles. I eventually starting laughing at the fact he/she just didn't quite grasp the whole passing lane concept, put on the cruise control, and settled in for a nice stress-free drive. I'm going to arrive at my destination safely, what's a few minutes.

Now for the truly magical part. I was on US89 coming from Utah (Beaver area) to Flagstaff AZ. I never knew such beauty existed on American roadways. I was blown away by the views and landscape of this amazing stretch of creation.

It was a great day to be a truck driver, indeed. I was thankful for the opportunity to be able to cruise through, relaxed, and take it all in.

Delivery was made, another picked up, and future journeys are always a day away.

PackRat's Comment
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Nice going because that shows a lot of patience.

Michael S.'s Comment
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I like your post, and your attitude. They're both ducky!

Pianoman's Comment
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What an asshat! Glad you were able to see the bigger picture.

Dave Reid's Comment
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That is a great stretch of road to enjoy the scenery indeed!

I have a new stress reliever to deal with problematic drivers. I've been running an Amazon Echo Dot in my truck for several months and love it. Recently, I was looking at some of the new "Skills" that can be enabled and found some Star Trek sound effects. Now, when someone bugs me, I can just fire a few photon torpedoes at them, and I'm all set!

Bright, sunny, warm day on a two-lane highway. I'm going to be on this stretch for 100+ miles, so I'm already thinking other drivers are going to be inconvenienced by my slow governed truck. Plenty of passing lanes though, so all is good. I thought! Eventually, I caught up with a truck *gasp * and settled in safely behind, at a whopping 55mph. Cool, I get to pass at the next passing lane☺. Nope. Not today! The driver pulled into the right lane in the passing zone, and, wait for it... sped up to 63. Drats! Then the lanes narrowed back and the driver dropped back to 55 again. Oh well, maybe next time. Naw. This scene played out over 100 miles. I eventually starting laughing at the fact he/she just didn't quite grasp the whole passing lane concept, put on the cruise control, and settled in for a nice stress-free drive. I'm going to arrive at my destination safely, what's a few minutes.

Now for the truly magical part. I was on US89 coming from Utah (Beaver area) to Flagstaff AZ. I never knew such beauty existed on American roadways. I was blown away by the views and landscape of this amazing stretch of creation.

It was a great day to be a truck driver, indeed. I was thankful for the opportunity to be able to cruise through, relaxed, and take it all in.

Delivery was made, another picked up, and future journeys are always a day away.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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