Sunday Safety Tip for Drivers
Frivolous to Fracture
When was the last time you were
thoroughly embarrassed? A
driver from Ft Worth, TX pulled on the yard in Baltimore, MD. He had unloaded, fueled and needed
to sign in before getting something to eat.
As the driver sat in his tractor bringing
his log book up to date, he looked across the yard and the most
beautiful girl he had ever seen come walking toward him. Thinking that he must get her
attention somehow, he decided to inquire about his log status since
surely she worked in the office.
At that moment, however, she turned and
started toward the maintenance shop.
He was completely taken by her and just had to meet her. He closed his log book, opened the door
and sailed out without even realizing he had missed the steps on the
He hit the ground full force, but since
the sun had caused the asphalt to buckle, it wasn't as forgiving as
his maneuver. The pavement was
uneven and the ankle could not withstand the pressure. As the ankle gave way, he felt the
He jumped up not wanting her to see him
on the ground, but as soon as he put weight on his foot, it gave way
and back to the ground he went.
This time, the pain was unbearable. To make matters worse, another
truck driver got to him first and called for the young lady to go get
help. She never even got close
enough to see who he was.
Embarrassed, yes! Smart ... No!
comes calling … Cupid is not stupid.
How we react to the calling is what makes Cupid seem stupid.
the driver allowed his brain to engage, he probably would have met
her. But the brain never
engages when the libido is energized.
Nature has a way of taking her toll.
At least the driver would have been on course and not on
Bottom line: Frivolous concerns can lead to
That's the way I see it - Bob Hataway -