Imagine that it is dark…..not that late at night….and you are driving at 10:30
at night through the countryside. You have the top off of the convertible, because
it’s warm and the air feels wonderful.
You turn onto the last stretch of the road home and suddenly there is the ROAR
of a huge truck engine….The truck makes the same turn that you just did…
Roaring and screaming as it makes the turn..the back tires of the truck lose their
grip on the road and the truck slides sideways, because it is moving at high speed.
As you turn to see what is happening behind you, shocked by the noise and bright blinding lights of the truck,
you realize that the truck is bearing down on you…..and he doesn’t like you.
In the space of seconds, he roars up behind you and you think he is going to push
you up onto the railroad tracks that are in front of you….suddenly he falls back..engine
screaming and then he roars up behind you again and you’re sure you’re going to
The driver of your car pulls far to the shoulder of the road as soon as you are clear
of the railroad tracks..the driver waves to the truck to go around…but he won’t pass you.
More roaring up behind, and then, thankfully, he goes around..the engine
raging, flying past……and then it gets scary.
The truck pulls ahead, shoots down the road…and stops. Right in the road, in the
dark, in the countryside, it stops and the driver begins to flash his tail-lights and waits
That is when, working as a team, your driver throws the car into reverse, you
spot a dark farmhouse with a truck parked near the dark barn…you give your
driver help seeing the drive behind you and you
back into the drive and up near the house….you sit and you watch, and finally,,,
the truck from Hell drives slowly on.
That is when you turn to go back the way that you came and fly down the
road to the safety of town, hands and arms shaking…and eventually……..
you are home….car quickly tucked into the garage, the garage door slides
down and you are safe.
Both of you are quiet….did this really happen????
Yes it did. Last night.