bright lights on the tailgate
by stephen palmore
I used to have a regular run here in Va. , Chesapeake to Apomatack , straight up a nice state four lane no medium and almost no shoulders , it was my favorite run. The company had 2 things I didn't like Macks with no A/C and a darn tateltail on the dash , straight up double nickel all the way .
One summer night I was headed up the road and every drunk in the country was on my tailgate with bright lights. When the sixth one for the night came along I had had enough. I spotted a section where there was a piece of shoulder and I dipped that truck off the road and back up and covered his butt up with gravel.
We'll wouldn't you know those bright lights had a blue light to go with it.
After a bit I found a place to pull over . This county Sheriff came up asked for my papers , As he examined them he asked me are you tired driver I saw run off the road back there?
Heck no I drive a day cab for a reason work my shift and go home. The problem was a big ol buzz bug flew in the window and me and him was having a serious conversation who the heck was going to drive the truck!@!!
Well that caught the mans funny bone . Now the officers of the law are not supposed to laugh at your jokes , so he dipped the brim of his hat down so I couldn't see his face , he looked up briefly and started to say something , and then looked back down , handed me my stuff and just walked away.
Nothing beats a lie with a good punch line .
this be the red devil were on the side !