Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ruthie On The Road, Update

Yeah, when it comes to responsible behavior on the road, there is an opposite example that I would like to share with you. Because I definitely have one now.

Imagine a guy who has the sole responsibility of driving a huge piece of machinery and a fifty-two foot (give or take an inch) empty or fully-loaded trailer down the interstate.

He is supposed to be rested, he is supposed to be focused, he is supposed to be paying attention to his job and more than anything else he is supposed to give a damn about what he's doing.

But this guy isn't, doesn't and won't.


When he gets in the driver seat his only concern is what he can do to keep his mind off his boring task: driving a truck.

So he picks up a hitchhiker and he strikes up a conversation about casinos. That's his interest: Not the hitcher, per se but the place where he can throw his money to chance.

Where he has to go to load/unload, where he parks the rig, where he eats and how closely he follows the sleep rule are all built around his addiction to gambling.

He only takes the hitchhiker along so that he can show-off his talent for beating the dealer.

(post to be continued)

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