Gripes at Truck Stops

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by johnsonbar502, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. johnsonbar502

    johnsonbar502 Bobtail Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    - Driver pulls into a fuel island, gets out, goes for a shower, chow, does a bit a jawing with the cashier.
    - Driver pulls into a fuel island, takes the window squeegee and proceeds to wash his #$%@@ truck!
    - 2 am, trying to catch some shuteye, just ready to doze off, some cowboy pulls in with his Jake break on!
    - Whatever it is, or whatever they are, spinning round and round on those roller grills.
    - Toenail clippings in the shower stalls.
    - Getting my breakfast, settling into a booth, just about to take a slug of joe, and the guy across from me
    asks ...... "Are you a Christian?
    - Walk in and have some piece of #$! dressed in some kinda halfa** military uniform, wanting a handout.
    - 14-year-old lot lizards. And even younger.
    - Drivers pull into a spot on the lot, then at 3am, gets out, goes to the back of the trailer and take a whiz.
    - Drivers that toss trash on the ground just before leaving.
    - Drivers that let their dogs run free.
    - RV's that let their kids run free.
    - Drivers that gotta settle some beef, swinging away, right in the middle of the entrance or exit.
    - Fuel sign says one price, only to find its two or three cents more per gallon at the pump.
    - Drivers with a fuel card that bounces, then start arguing and blocks everybody else in line.
    - Cop pulls over a car on the street, leaves his/her squad car sticking out blocking the exit space.
    - Back into a spot, get ready for some rest and chow, step out and down, right into a pile of dog crap.
    Other than that, how goes your day?
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  3. Hawkeye72

    Hawkeye72 Light Load Member

    Feb 20, 2015
    I give credit to you guys that have to deal with truck stops on a regular basis. I stopped in Kearney, Mo a few days ago. The cashier was high on i assume meth. Bouncing off the walls, trying to stock cigarettes while checking people out. Then i walk outside get in the truck and the guy a couple spots down. Grabs his dog as has him s####### right in the fuel island. I guess he figured he pulled up so the guy behind him could fuel so he could do whatever.
  4. johnsonbar502

    johnsonbar502 Bobtail Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    It was a bitter cold January in Kansas when I just had to hit the can. I rolled out of the sack, put on my snowmobile suit, and started a long walk to the truck stop. The place was made out of three large Quonset Huts welding together. Maybe some of you remember the place. It was a long walk, and a darn cold one. I get inside and follow the signs that said MENS. I get inside, look around and it's freshly painted all white. Nice place for its kind. I take a stall, start to unzip and sit, then I close the stall door and latch it. As I sit...... there scribbled on the inside of this freshly painted door, with a black magic marker is....
    Up came the zipper, quick step to the entrance.... quicker steps to my rig, yanked
    the door open, hit the starter, hit the air...... gone. :eek:
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  5. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2011
    so you let some graffiti run you out of the bathroom ?
  6. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Heavy Load Member

    Apr 2, 2021
    Triad, NC
    WHAT IF.....the writing on the stall door was addressed to some dude named WHITEY??
    Whitey Bulgar ring a bell?
    Other Folks Named Whitey.

    I understand your imminent need to eliminate yourself from the premises yet your excess need to flee could have been interrupted in your hasty exit by bombing your shorts as that seems to be the reason for the "Looks Like Nice Place" observation.

    Now IF The Writing Had "KILL THE NEXT WHITEY THAT VISITS THIS STALL", uh....yeah...time to squirrel my torso outta heah, and remembering that I Passed a Coupla Folks "On The Way To (the Unknown) Death's Door".

    What name of Place, Location, For Any That May Stumble Into Said Stall or Any News Of Former Living Beings Having Been Mistaken For WHITEY??
    These and Other Questions Are Vaguely Important To This Scripter But May Well Be Important To Other Beings!

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2022
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  7. johnsonbar502

    johnsonbar502 Bobtail Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    At the end of April in 92, I got caught in the Rodney King riots. It was ugly. A few drivers got their faces pushed in and one got yanked out of his truck and a brick in his head - that one was on TV. My experience was in 80, I can tell you that when you see something like I saw, you don't sit around and think - you get your lily white tailfeathers out. PERIOD. Make fun all you want, but there's a lot of mean racial stuff out there. I've been in this business since 68, and I can't believe the outright language on the CB. the hate, the anger, the downright fuse just waiting for a spark. Look around at the counters of the truck stops and all you hear is crap talk. The tinmen down south just lay in wait for blacks, Russians, Asians, Latinos, Sikh Turban Patka's and anybody who is not white. If I've heard a black driver called "boy" once, I've heard it a million times. In Lancaster, S.C., I was next in line for a DOT check point when I saw a black driver, standing next to his cab, the DOT clown tosses this driver's logbook back, on the ground for the driver to pick up.
    So, say what you want, but I haven't survived two tours in-country and lived this long, by joking to myself about crap like this.
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  8. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    On a side note Whitey Bulger IS dead!
    The investigation is still ongoing!:confused:
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  9. any name you wish

    any name you wish Light Load Member

    May 13, 2021
    I really hate when a lot lizard bangs on your truck and wakes you up. People who wake up truckers are the real problem behind many trucking accidents, but who holds them accountable? Even robo calls. I actually persuaded my congressman to create a bill to fight them, and it passed Congress.
  10. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Think as you feel about the rhetoric going on today, race relations are WAAAAAY better than they were back then. And everyones bark today is worse than their bite (yes psychopaths still exist, but very few and far between) that doesnt mean things couldnt go bad and quick, but i dont think many today really have the stomach for the physical violence of the past that you were right to fear... 40 years ago
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