Yesterday morning on this blog I quickly alluded to the adventurous ride we took from the hotel to the airport on our way back to the Queen City from Jamaica. Seven of us had grabbed a cab to the airport rather than sit around the hotel and wait for the bus for 4-5 hours. Our cab was actually a small bus which fit all of us and our luggage quite comfortably.
On the way to the airport we were going up an incline, which wasn’t steep, but it was an incline nonetheless. We were definitely going up. The only problem was that there was big truck coming down, backwards! It wasn’t making any effort to slow down. Next thing I know there are vehicles everywhere trying to get out of the way of this truck. Our bus driver, Willy Boy, had to scoot across oncoming traffic and hit the ditch on the other side of the highway just to get out of the way of this truck. This truck wasn’t slowing down. We thought we were done for.
Cars were everywhere. As we sat on the other side of the highway watching and wondering what in the world was going on, this truck continued it’s descent with vehicles scrambling to get out of the way.
A few of us on the bus had noticed just before this all started that a vehicle had raced past us up to the truck when suddenly somebody stuck his body out of the car and hurled something at the truck. As we were backing out of the ditch and making our way back to the highway, this same car had stopped right beside us with two guys out yelling something at the driver of the truck. The guys in the car suddenly jumped back in and raced towards the truck, which was still barreling down the highway backwards, weaving all over the place trying to avoid an accident. I noticed that the passenger of the car had a huge wrench in his hand and looked like he wasn’t afraid to use it.
I don’t know what happened afterwards and I didn’t care to find out either. I don’t know if something mechanically had failed on the truck or whether the driver had some kind of a beef with those guys in the car. We just wanted to get out of there.
We finally made it safely to the airport where we grabbed our luggage and I grabbed something else. I knew I didn’t have anymore clean underwear in my suitcase, but they were definitely cleaner than the ones I was wearing!