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Old 09-02-2020, 10:09 PM   #1
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Sunday afternoon, I was driving north on a rural highway, headed to my son's house when an oncoming pickup caught my attention. The fitted sheet on a mattress in the back began to balloon up like a sail.
Well, it was not tied in, and it went airborne, and into my lane.
It was flat ways when I slammed into it. It dropped to the road, waded up under the front for a moment, and then the FM jumped it one axle at a time.
With nothing to snag on, it came smooth out the back.
All layers were separated, and the inner spring was laid bare. (You can see it in the photo)
The two boys in the truck turned around to check on me. I helped them clear it from the road. Spoke to them about the importance of tying their load. Even brought up the fact that I could have been on a motorcycle. That thought scared them.
They disappointed me further, however, when I drove home and saw it laying on the roadside.

I was a little shaken up after I drove away and it was over. Acceptance of an unavoidable collision in the moment before impact will mess with your mind for a bit.



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Old 09-02-2020, 10:28 PM   #2
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Dam! Glad everything is OK!
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Man that’s scary
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Old 09-02-2020, 11:56 PM   #4
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Glad your ok, kind of a common sense thing to tie down your load.. but some just dont have it
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Old 09-03-2020, 12:09 AM   #5
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Whew, glad all is well.
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Did the guy learn a lesson? Glad you're ok.
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I doubt he learned much. That might have changed when he got home, though. He mentioned that his Momma was gonna' kill him.

As an afterthought, the mattress may have been attracted to the FM because it is a "sleeper".
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At least they could have moved it off the damn road. Fucking kids these days.
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Old 09-05-2020, 12:29 AM   #9
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Sunday afternoon, I was driving north on a rural highway, headed to my son's house when an oncoming pickup caught my attention. The fitted sheet on a mattress in the back began to balloon up like a sail.
Well, it was not tied in, and it went airborne, and into my lane.
It was flat ways when I slammed into it. It dropped to the road, waded up under the front for a moment, and then the FM jumped it one axle at a time.
With nothing to snag on, it came smooth out the back.
All layers were separated, and the inner spring was laid bare. (You can see it in the photo)
The two boys in the truck turned around to check on me. I helped them clear it from the road. Spoke to them about the importance of tying their load. Even brought up the fact that I could have been on a motorcycle. That thought scared them.
They disappointed me further, however, when I drove home and saw it laying on the roadside.

I was a little shaken up after I drove away and it was over. Acceptance of an unavoidable collision in the moment before impact will mess with your mind for a bit.
Too bad you didn't get their license plate. If you leave crap in the road in Washington, and they have your plate, you get a $2,000 fine if they have to go and clean it up for you. Sometimes when people dump garbage in the ditch or something here, they go through it and try to find some ID. Then you get the letter telling you to go NOW and clean it or you get the fine.
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Old 09-05-2020, 11:57 AM   #10
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Here is an idea for thread, it will feature posts by us over 50 guys. We could title it "DAMN KIDS THESE DAYS" or "GRUMPY OLD MEN". I promise to be a regular. Lol
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