It's Only a Foot

A friend of mine and I have been chatting in text messages. One subject was a recent suicide. The son of someone Mama knows shot himself in front of his parents. That strikes me as punk-ass. During my darkest days when I’ve thought of suicide, I’ve always thought that I just couldn’t do that.

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Satcom Down

I just realized that my satcom isn’t working. So the four message I’ve sent since 12:15 saying “Finished with Safety and PM. Ready to roll” haven’t gone anywhere. What does that say about my working relationship with my dispatcher, that my satcom stops working and I just assume that my dispatcher is ignoring me? I… Continue reading Satcom Down

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Waiting for PM

I’m sitting at the picnic table outside of the shop. My truck is in a bay getting a PM (preventative maintenance). Cool thing, too. Now I don’t have to worry about seeing this place for awhile. The Speed Management class was as expected. I just had to sit in on that segment of Orientation.

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Speedy

Just overheard a funny exchange. “When’s Speedy supposed to get here?” “Oh, about another 36 to 45 seconds.”

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Safety Department Haze

Greensboro, North Carolina. In the Safety Department, sitting in on the driver Orientation class. My speed management class starts at 09:30. Looks to be interesting (snark). The lady leading the Orientation class is currently explaining how to use a log book. Perhaps I should mention that you must have a minimum of two years driving… Continue reading Safety Department Haze

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Speed Management Class

Headed to Richmond. I’m going to be picking up a load bound for Concord, North Carolina, which I’ll be dropping in Greensboro. I’ve been ordered to attend a speed management class tomorrow morning because of that speeding ticket I got in May. This made me really angry at first. I got caught in a speed… Continue reading Speed Management Class

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The Nice Bridge

Just crossed the Nice Bridge from Maryland into Virginia. Couldn’t help thinking that if it was really a nice bridge it wouldn’t have charged me $12 to cross.

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Laughing at Fuck-tard

Just got a big laugh in the shipping office at fuck-tard’s expense. I’ve been here since 2:00. Was missing one of my pickup numbers. I wrote fuck-tard about it at 2:07, and he just now sent me the other pickup number. When I took it in, I told the shipping clerk “Sorry for the delay.… Continue reading Laughing at Fuck-tard

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All I Wanted …

I’m angry at myself for the things that’ve been going through my mind tonight. But they’re there. As much as I want them to go away, they seem to have a life of their own. I was thinking that some weekend I’d like to rent a hotel room, pick up a bottle of rum, and… Continue reading All I Wanted …

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What's Killing Me

Heading out. Still annoyed that I had to work today. But being in motion is a natural state for me. So however much I may grumble today, I’m more comfortable now that I’m on the move again. I have plenty to occupy my thoughts today. If I wrote a quarter of this stuff down, my… Continue reading What's Killing Me

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