Sidetracked



Dunes and Dings

Okay. I may have mentioned this before, and if I have, please bare with me.

Does anyone else have a problem with the trucks filled with rocks and sand and giant boulders that you see driving around on the freeways?

Sometimes they are monster eighteen-wheelers and sometimes they are smaller, dumpier, smoke-exhaling trucks.

They all have one thing in common though. You guessed it�the rocks, sand, and giant boulders that they tote around like it's necessary.

I'm sure those rocks, or whatever they are, look perfectly harmless while the trucks are stopped, but as soon as they get up to 60 or 70 miles an hour and the rocks come flying out of the back, gaining more and more speed as they hurl towards my windshield, my life flashes before my eyes�over and over again.

And I really love how those truckers decided to put little signs on the backs of their trucks warning people to stay at least 200 feet back to avoid shattered windshields, because should your windshield become shattered, they aren't going to be responsible.

I know some of them are trying to cut back on the problem by covering the tops of the trucks with enormous tarps, but the tarps really just add more horrific hilarity to the situation, as they flip and flap in the rushing wind while the truckers drive 60 to 70 miles an hour.

Maybe it's time to come up with a new plan for carrying rocks and sand and giant boulders here and there.

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