Helltown Posted March 21, 2008 Share Posted March 21, 2008 I'm not an early riser, never have been and doubtful that I ever will be. When I was in the military, I was the first person to volunteer to work second or third shift. So naturally, since the store doesn't open until 11am, I don't usually like to leave the house until 10:30 or so unless there's something that absolutely must be done before work that can't wait until a Monday (my off day). This morning I was running a bit behind schedule which simply meant I wasn't going to do my usual Thursday gassing of the truck, but still didn't need to rush. So here is my typical vehicular routine that I do every single morning: 1. Walk around the truck looking for puddles and really big rocks in the tires, get in, fasten seatbelt (Mom told me cars don't start without 2. Start truck and wait for it to idle down (my truck is an 1986 F-150, thus needs time to wake up just like it's owner) 3. Light cigarette, crack the window, and open my package of pop tarts and break it into easily grabbed pieces 4. Check the street for traffic, put the truck in reverse, let off the brake long enough for the truck to roll down to the end of the driveway. 5. Check for traffic again now that I can see better up the hill and the intersection at the bottom of the hill 6. Let off the brake and roll backwards into traffic, leaving the accelerator alone because there's no longer a berm if ice/snow at the end of the driveway. Well.. this is what happened next The other vehicle was a truck as well, and had one of those fancy tow packages that offer up a reinforced bumper and hitch points. My truck, thrashed. His truck, cosmetic damage. To emphasize how hard he hit my truck in the 25mph zone, I ended up nearly parallel to my driveway when I hadn't begun to turn yet and completely out of my driveway (I was about 3/4ths of the way into the street). This' was my first accident in over 10 years, *sigh* I really do don't like driving... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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