other dog Posted March 23, 2013 Share Posted March 23, 2013 Yep, for the second time I was parked, minding my own binness, when somebody ran into me. I had just unloaded at Lowes in Oakland, Md. and pulled from behind the store out into the main entrance road to put my wood away. I pulled over to the side and was sitting in the truck waiting to call headquarters, and for them to get the roads in a little better shape before I took off to Pittsburgh. It had snowed about 4 or 5 inches during the night, and it was 16 degrees.Some kid in a Honda car took off from behind me and gassed on it, just playing I guess, and the car got away from him and slammed right into the step under the driver side door, slid up and took out my chrome hubcap and nut covers on the left front steer tire, and also broke the hubcap so the grease was leaking.He blew his right front out when he hit me. I was putting my coat on when he came back and climbed on the side of the truck. I was highly pissed off already, and hadn't even seen the damage yet. But the first thing he did was apoligize, and when I got out I looked at him and saw a tear rolling down each cheek. He was only 20 years old, worked third shift- he still had his work uniform on- and said when he got off work he had to take his wife to work at Lowes before he could go home and go to sleep.It was so stupid, and unnecessary...but after hearing his story, and the apology, and seeing him crying, I couldn't be too pissed off at him. We were all 20 once, and probably did stupid things. I put some duct tape on the broken hub cap, got his name, rank, cereal number, and insurance information, and that was that.Stopped at Truck Enterprises in Harrisonburg last night and had the broken cap replaced, and picked up 2 new stainless steel hub caps and 20 new nut covers.You can see his tracks here...My duct taped hub cap- held pretty good for a while! Quote Producer of poorly photo-chopped pictures since 1999. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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