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Friday, June 14, 2013
Re: “Truckers, don’t be intimidators,” June 7 Pick of the day, by Karl Geisler.
As a trucker with more than 35 years over-the-road experience, I know more about life on the road than Geisler does. Sleep? My truck has two beds, satellite TV, coffee pot, microwave, refrigerator and Internet with a printer. And that guy you see going fishing on Monday is me. I set my own hours.
I agree Geisler has the right to drive the speed limit without having someone trying to push him. This happens to me quite often, but it is hard to intimidate me in the truck. When they do pass, if they wave, I wave back but wave all my fingers.
The bottom line is: You can’t make everybody on the highway drive like you want them to. Some people will hold up traffic on purpose; they must fantasize about being speed cops. There is only one person driving who has sense enough to operate a motor vehicle, and that is me.
If you can’t deal with other drivers on the highway, take a chill pill and buy a bike. Life is what it is; you can’t change people, and you can’t fix stupid.
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