Thursday, January 6, 2022

Miles and Miles and Miles

 5¢ Tarot ~ Chariot

Pomer chose the reindeer as his chariot icon, makes sense if you believe in Santy Claus. It got me to thinking about the various vehicles I've had over the years. My first was a '65 Ford Fairlane 500 Coupe. I took over the car and  payments from my big brother when he went in the navy. $58.00 a month.  It was hard to start, harder to keep running, but it had Pipes, loud ones, and I put chromies on it and had the rear end jacked up and when it went it went like the wind. Fun times. 

On the other hand we have friends who like cruise ships for their chariot, and I have no doubt they've been more miles on those than I have driven in my life time. Funny to think about it that way. 

Long haul truck drivers figure they average one million miles every ten years. That means Rob has diven four million plus, hard seats, bad roads, breakdowns, tiny coffin sleepers, all away from home. Bless his pea-picking heart. Next time you curse a semi in front of you think about this. Everything you touch and buy has been brought to you by truck at some point, usually several. 

4 comments:

  1. This is one of those privilege problems - people complaining about what's not on the shelves because they are completely ignorant of all the energy and effort it takes to get things there. I've know a few women long-haulers; it's a tough life for sure.

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    1. walk in another person's moccasins...I recently described some of the peeves and horror stories from the back side of the cosmetologist's chair. She laughed so hard, but they were all true stories.

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  2. For my part, I am grateful for those that haul. For all those that bring me my comforts. Clothes, food, lamps, chairs, games, lots of this n that. SALUTE'
    Even though we live miles apart, I am sure that somewhere in my earlier days I had something that Rob probably delivered in my area of the country. That connected us long before I found you on your blog. YAY!

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    1. Rob delivered to Indiana many times, I was even when with him once and have the business thermometer to prove it :) Mostly frozen foods if I remember correctly.

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