funny thing happened yesterday...
i stop by my friends yesterday for a fishing trip, and they are changing a
tire on the pickup. on a slope. sloping towards the house. without
blocking the wheels. i mention this may not be so wise, but they dont want
to listen. so they jack it up, get all but 1 lugnut off, and gravity takes
over. the truck falls forward off the jack, almost hurting my friend, and
rolls into the house. yes, INTO the house. punches a hole in the living
so we get a rope and pull the truck back where it was with my car. what
happens? they do the same thing and refuse to block the wheels no matter
how many times i tell them. and the truck rolls right back into the house
again making the hole a little bigger.
i dont know what happened after that. i told them i could no longer stand
to watch and left. i think the fishing trip was cancelled.
well, he's a long time friend. he's not real bright, but he's a good
fishing buddy. ive learned to distance myself when he starts digging holes
for himself. and when i go, i drive, my car.
as a postscript, they did go fishing, and had two flat tires during the
trip. he's one of those guys that will spend more time and money dealing
with cheap USED tires because it 'saves him money', than it would take to
just buy 4 cheap NEW tires and be done with it.
it was the corner of the truck that hit the house at an angle so its not a
real big hole (if it had hit square it probably would have just stopped,
maybe cracking some drywall) but he's gonna be busy this week fixing it.
Reminds me of a buddy stationed with me in the middle of Texas. He
was a city guy and never been into the country hunt/fish thing. Wife
buys new car. His first fishing trip with it it comes back all
scratched up from mesquite. 2nd trip with the guys to go plinking -
pulls pistol from glove compartment and puts a round through the
windwhield. 3rd trip bird hunting pulls shotgun out and puts round
We quit going with him.
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