Yesterday afternoon after my on location broadcast from the Rider Store in Grasslands, I made my way north on Lewvan, looking forward getting home to relax and enjoy a nice Sunday supper. Traffic didn’t seem too heavy, but I noticed as I got closer to Sask. Dr., the lane of traffic I was in was backed up further than the lane next to me. Just my luck. I didn’t know what was going on, but I figured the city must be doing some work on a Sunday afternoon.
As I got closer to Sask. Dr., I noticed a truck was up on the median ahead of me. Great, must be an accident. Well, it wasn’t an accident. A truck had appeared to break down and most of the truck was up on the grass while a bit of the rear end was poking out into the lane I was in. Mystery solved.
The worse part was, instead of calling a tow truck to get the truck removed, there were two people lying underneath the darn thing with a bunch of tools lying between them. These guys were actually trying to fix this truck while vehicles were zooming all around them! On the median at one of the busiest intersections in the city!
I know we’ve all had those moments where you ask yourself what in the world you were thinking at the time. No matter how dumb I might be at certain times, I would never even consider lying under my vehicle trying to fix it while the rear end is sticking out in traffic on Lewvan Dr. I mean, how dumb does someone have to be to think that’s a great idea?
I don’t know how long those guys were lying underneath that truck for or whether or not they even got it running. I did make sure I watched the six o’clock news though, just to see if anything bad ended up happening at that intersection.
Seeing those guys in action reminded me of watching an episode of Jerry Springer. When it’s all done I always end up saying to myself, “At least I’m not as dumb as those people.”