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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:34 PM
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One thing I really miss about truck driving
was the kids who did the arm motion to get you to honk your horn. Hell,I am 41 and still get the truckers to honk their horns on long trips.
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Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:52 PM
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1. I loved to do that. It made me feel so good when the truckdrivers honked back.
It was "Smokey and the Bandit" and listening to some talk show programs about trucking that gave me such tremendous respect and even reverence for truck drivers.

I remember once, driving back to my home from college, and it was 500 or 600 miles, and two trucks seemed to let me nestle between them and they sort of guided me through very bad weather part of the way home.

Truckers are amazing people.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:54 PM
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2. truckers are amazing people
except cheese biscuit. he's a sumbitch that'd sell his own mama.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:58 AM
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6. LOL
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:00 AM
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7. I only drove for a couple of years
Two LOOOOONG years.I am glad i did it though,learned a lot about myself and people in general.
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ACTION BASTARD Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:20 PM
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3. The speedballs & truck stop hookers? Oh wait that's two.
nevermind
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:25 PM
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4. how about talkin' on the CB?
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:58 AM
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5. I loved talking on the CB
It was like chat is now on the internet. You talk to each other..then there will be a period of no talking...then you talk some more..then we would Dial channel 19 to see what was going on. Lots of fun
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:09 AM
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8. yeah, if there are old timers modulating
these younger "driving school" drivers, are real assholes sometimes. they'll keep a cb on and get pissed if you transmit over their XM.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:28 AM
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9. I didn't realize that.
Of course I haven't talked on a CB for 20 years. I am just glad when I was driving everyone was nice to each other in general.
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