Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Old Truck Is GONE!

The old automatic transmission Mack that I drove at work broke down once too often. It was stripped of its company identification that evening and my personal items removed, and it disappeared the following day. I'm now trying to relearn driving a standard (it's been eight years), and I have to say, the Volvo that I'm in isn't half the truck my old one was. For one thing, it has no power! But, the boss is happy. Maybe I'll take early retirement in two years, yet!


Chickenmom said...

Sorry to hear that, Gorges. Took me forever to get use to the Jeepster.
I still miss my Bronco. That was the best truck ever. I'm sure you'll eventually get used to driving stick again. Think of all the arm and leg and foot exercise! :o)

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Maybe he will have to drive it one day. They probably are happy with the fuel savings and repair costs but power is good especially in WV.

Gorges Smythe said...

You're right, Cm! My left leg was a bit sore after the first day of using the clutch! LOL

I got hung a bit yesterday, SF. The old truck would have spun the tires and dug. This one just bogged down. I had to dump where I was to pull out.

Sixbears said...

It's like you lost an old friend.

M. Silvius said...

They have automatic transmission trucks? I thought they were all manual transmission. Go figure. I suppose you'll get used to it in due time. Look upon it as another learning experience and a chance to brush up on old skills.

Gail said...

Like losing an old friend. In a few days the new one will feel comfortable. It's difficult to sacrifice the power needed for the job.

Thanks for coming by to visit. i don't understand it at all.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Sorry about your truck, I know you had been concerned that they would switch it out.

Harry Flashman said...

I guess you have to be flexible these days. Not many small companies can afford to keep older gear running. I sometimes wonder if I am being smart by keeping my 1988 F250 Lariat going, but I sure do like it and it serves me well.

Gorges Smythe said...

Indeed it is, Sixbears!

You'd be surprised how many SEMI'S are now automatic, Michael. If they all work as well as the one in the old Mack, I don't know why they still make standards. I AM starting to get the hang of the standard again. Reading a couple things online helped with getting the RPM's right.

It is, Gail, and you're right.

Oh well, Kathy, I have to remember that it's not MY name on the title.

I ran my last pickup for 28 years, Harry, and it wasn't even a Ford! lol