The first part of that sentence is: “It did my heart good,”…(you’ll understand in a minute). From the years I’ve spent on the highways and byways of this once-fine land, I’ve got a fairly good opinion of truck drivers in general. Unfortunately, there’s a few bad apples in every barrel. I’ve noticed dump truck drivers tend to be the most rude as a group, with coal haulers being the worst of the lot. Understand that there are some very NICE dump truck drivers out there, too, but they’re less plentiful than nice semi drivers for instance.
That being said, I was barely “out of the gate” coming home from driving school today when a coal-hauler came barreling up behind me and began riding my tail. Watching my mirror, I noticed he was immediately joined by a second one, which then tail-gaited the first. Personally, I thought that 45mph on a crooked country road with occasional pot-holes and icy patches was fast enough. They apparently felt otherwise, so at the top of the first hill, I pulled over and let them around. They quickly disappeared in a cloud of salt dust.
A couple miles further up the road, I pulled up behind those same trucks, which were stopped behind a school bus. Now, the Lord tells us not to take pleasure in others people’s problems, but I couldn’t help but grin. Now you understand what I meant by the first sentence; don’t you? ;-) © 2014