This Job Has It's Ups And Downs

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Old School's Comment
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This has been a really great week for me with a few interruptions of my time for truck repairs. Two days I sat while getting my air conditioner repaired and a P.M. done on my truck, then two days later, after getting rolling again, I had an air bag on my trailer give out - one more day of sitting! But I ran a load of pipe from Bessemer Alabama up to S. Barre Massachusetts, then I grabbed a load of lumber in Massachusetts that shot me down to the quaint little ocean side town of Pawleys Island South Carolina, where I'm spending the night tonight. It really is amazing that they pay people pretty decent money to have as much fun with this as I do.

I saw something comical in Massachusetts while travelling their highways. It seems that someone in the highway department up there has a sense of humor that tickled this southern man. I'm driving along when I come upon one of those electronic warning signs that they use on the side of the road at times and the message says: "When changing lanes, use yah blinkah". It may not strike you as comical, but for me, whose southern accent stands out like a sore thumb up in those parts of the country, I got a kick out of them spelling those words phonetically. It was just one of those little things that make this job enjoyable, even if you have to sit two or three days for repairs.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Schism's Comment
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I saw that sign online recently . Its pretty accurate for some residents .

Being a New England native I can say the thick accent strikes a lot of folks as funny . Its heaviest on the MA sea coast .

When I went into the service in the 80's I got ribbed pretty bad for mine . After three years in Kentucky and SoCal the folks back home were making fun of my 'new' accent !

At some point I lost the thick Lobstah , Cawn and Beaaah accent and it was years before friends would stop giving me crap about it .

Sounds like you had a great week ! Repairs and frustrations aside you got to see some stuff .

~S~

Scott B.'s Comment
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Pretty funny. I was recently in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and was kinda struck by the odd accents. I got some cheddar spuds from a truck stop there and they were delicious. I just couldn't resist telling the cashier " Y'all sho do got sum durn good taters round here." to see the reaction. She looked at me like I may have been from a galaxy far, far away.

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