Well ####!

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Midwest Trucker, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Well you make it what it is. This is business, you go home and relax and move on, every day is different and every week is ... well a chance for the next to be better,
  2. 062

    062 Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    I used to deliver hospital furniture and was frustrated with the day. A fella said something that made me realize I didn’t know what a bad day was. He said “up on the 7th floor a child is dying of cancer and you think you’re having a bad day?”
  3. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Heavy Load Member

    Tequila...makes everything better, an if not, at lest your drunk as hell an only worried about puking on yourself or peeing on someone. ;)

    I could put some kind of uplifting, inspiring, happy happy joy joy quote but instead...



    Laughter, it's a good way of getting the stink of a bad day/week off of you. Otherwise, you just damage yourself stressing an fussing. No good will come of it. Strokes, ulcers, screw all that. You can't smoke a joint, so laugh. At lest that's legal. :)

    If you do fire yourself, make sure you give yourself a good review so you can be hired back. ;)

    Sirscrapntruckalot - Laughing an hiccups suck if your the person with the hiccups. Very funny if your not.
  4. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Hmm, was that your driver that posted the "black ice" video? If it's any consolation, I found being an O/O is one crushing defeat after another. It's why the truck papers are as thick as a Bible these days. Good luck, pal.
  5. dirthaller

    dirthaller Medium Load Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    I’ve never made enough $ on a “good” week......to make up for a week like OP had.
  6. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    The great state of TN
    There's only one solution to a week like this: BEER!!!!
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    It was a full moon this week. The good thing is , it can only get better from there.... Ive learned when its a full moon u have to put ur good karma into overdrive. Donate 5 dollars to a charity, help an old lady cross the street, give a homelessman a bottle of water, etc etc... It keeps the craziness at bay and helps when the full moon starts going away..
  8. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Do yourself a favor, get rid of everything and just drive one truck YOURSELF. With the drivers today, I wouldn't let them take my pickup out. Used to be, throw a farmer in the truck, GUARANTEED, it would come back in one piece. Might not be 1st one back, but they had an understanding of equipment, 1st hand, not some pretty boy who can't land any other job. Really, in this day and age, you're foolish for putting up with that. Nobody but me drove my trucks and that was 20 years ago.
  9. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Yup. There are days when you ask yourself why you ever got into this business in the first place. Some days you get so you're almost afraid to answer the phone.
    Gotta admit though, the good days outnumber the bad and it's never boring no matter what's happening.
    The calls I always hated were the ones from hospitals, the CHP, or a towing company. There haven't been very many of them but they sure stand out in my mind.
  10. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    Tequila might not be the answer, but it’s worth a shot! lol. Saw that the other day. Thanks everyone for the responses and support.

    The driver was fine, mostly just shook up understandably so.
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