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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Truckers, Don't Make Me Come Back to Haunt You! by Sarah McDermed

This was first published on my personal blog back in August of  2011. As you will be able to tell, I was freakin' mad about this totally-preventable near-death experience!

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Yesterday, I nearly (and unexpectedly) joined the Real World Dead (as opposed to the FaceBook Dead, from which I recently arose to live a second life). Real World death is permanent. And we are always just one misstep away from Eternity.

What does this have to do with truckers?

Yesterday, my mortal body was almost life-suckingly mashed inside my Jeep, squashed with my vehicle between a big blue semi and a concrete freeway wall. The Coroner would have had the unpleasant task of prying the remains of my cold, dead hands out of whatever was left of my twisted steering wheel.

Instead of blogging, I would be sending messages of comfort and love from the Other Side to my DH - and haunting a certain dumb-!?#@&! truck driver for the rest of his earthly life. His keys would have a way of disappearing from his pockets. His tires would have a way of going flat in rest stop parking lots. His logbooks would have a way of drawing the attention of regulators.

I would get him off the road.

Luckily, I can't do that. Miraculously, I'M ALIVE!!!
So here's a message to all you road warriors out there:

Mirrors are not the mac truck equivalent of bling.
They have a purpose.
They prevent those missteps that boot mortals into the Hereafter.

Use them wisely. Or else...

2 comments:

Diana McCollum said...

What a terrible experience!! I had a similar experience in rush hour traffic in Sacramento, CA! A brand new semi-truck driven by a woman who totally didn't look in her mirror and just pulled over. I could see her face in her mirror so I know she could have seen mine if she had looked. I had to pull into the left lane and cut someone else off. Luckily all I got was a horn blown at me. Listen up truckers, watch the mirrors too! AND everyone, be defensive drivers.
(As your big sister, I am so glad you are not haunting in the after life!)

Judith Ashley said...

So glad you reposted this, Sarah because I missed it the first time! So glad you came out of that experience with nothing more than righteous anger and a really good blog post!

Truckers need to use their mirrors and other drivers need to look over their shoulder to make sure no one is there when they want to change lanes.