A Fun Little Chat On The C.B. Radio

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Old School's Comment
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I had a three stop load to Florida this week with my first stop in Nokomis. On my way to my second drop in Eustis a four door pick-up truck pulls up next to me on the interstate and then slows to stay even with my speed. I looked over to see if they were trying to get my attention and there is a young boy in the back seat with his window rolled down and he's staring and waving at me. I give him a friendly wave and think nothing of it. They maintain an even speed with me so I look again and he's still waving at me. Now I'm thinking he's trying to get my attention and I realize he has a C.B. microphone in his other hand, so I roll down my window and he hollers out "Hey mister have you got a C.B.?" "Yeah", I say, "but I don't have it on". We're not communicating real well due to the road noise and he asks "What channel are you on?" I tell him to turn it on channel four. I turn on my radio, tune it down to channel four, and spend the next twenty minutes chatting with this little kid who couldn't be more than ten years old.

It was a lot of fun for me, and I got the feeling it was almost a lifetime thrill for this little guy. He actually knew quite a bit about trucking and he was quizzing me with all kinds of questions. Once he asked me what I was hauling and where I was going. When I told him I was going to Eustis and then on down to Miami, his voice expressed surprise that I could do all that in one day. Then he wanted to know where I was going next. When I replied that I was heading to Louisiana and then on to Connecticut, he laughed and said you sound like a show-off!

He wanted to know what my "handle" was and when I told him it was "Old School", he told me he was "Professor X". As the conversation began to dwindle his dad got on the radio and introduced himself as Professor X's dad. He asked me if I had ever had to take one of those run away truck ramps. Fortunately I could say no, but he seemed a little disappointed because he was really curious as to how it felt to go through that experience. He thanked me for talking to his son and told me how the boy was so obsessed with trucking that he had to get him a radio to try and communicate with some truck drivers. Then the boy told me he enjoyed talking with me and told me to have a good trip.

Sometimes you just never know what is going to happen out here on the road, but when something good happens it makes for a nice memory to file away in my stories from the road files.

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Deb R.'s Comment
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That kid picked the right guy to talk with!

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Now that's something worth reading. Especially with how bad CB conversations have become anymore almost making you question even having a radio in the truck. You got to have some fun and made that young man's day :)

The Kraken's Comment
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He thanked me for talking to his son and told me how the boy was so obsessed with trucking that he had to get him a radio to try and communicate with some truck drivers. Then the boy told me he enjoyed talking with me and told me to have a good trip.

That's awesome Old School!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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So... Are you telling me that a 9 year old has more experience with CB's than I do? Oh boy!

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Chris the stick slinger's Comment
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You got to have some fun and made that young man's day :)

I think you may have that backwards my friend. More like professor x made old schools day....

Brian M.'s Comment
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Old school I couldn't find a better reason to own a C.B.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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Thank you for talking to the kid senor old school.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's awesome. That kind of thing doesn't happen often but it's great when it does.

"Professor X" ..... that's a great handle too.

It just goes to show that big ole American Big Rigs are still awesome to kids. Comes as no surprise cuz they're still awesome to me!

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Charles K.'s Comment
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That's awesome. That kind of thing doesn't happen often but it's great when it does.

"Professor X" ..... that's a great handle too.

It just goes to show that big ole American Big Rigs are still awesome to kids. Comes as no surprise cuz they're still awesome to me!

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I was curious whether Old School or any one see this will pull the string (Oh, Volvo's different tho. Ya know, activate the air horn) when some kids in the city move their fore arm up and down to him/her?

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