Where is everyone #5

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  1. Opendeck

    Opendeck Medium Load Member

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    Is it better to be smart or to have gained life experience?

    Member on here had a signature along the lines of "you gain life experience from bad decisions but only get to make bad decisions while experiencing life". Something profound like that
     
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  3. sawmill

    sawmill Road Train Member

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    By God, there is food over there. Maybe the walk will do me some good.
     
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  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a classic catch 22.
     
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  5. sawmill

    sawmill Road Train Member

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    My oldest boy turned 21 today. I told him I'd sent his Mom into town for some stuff...he got quiet when I told him I had her buy some weed and feed and some of that Revive spray for the lawn. He couldn't figure out how that had anything to do with his birthday. I explained that now that's he's a not a kid anymore and he's married and they're thinking of kids of their own it can only mean I'm one step closer to being the "get off my lawn" guy and I need a nice yard to do that.
     
  6. Crusader66

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    Lot's of places just down the road there sawmill between Council and Macarthur on the north side to sit down and strap on the ol feed bag. Twin Peaks, Texas Roadhouse, stuff like that. If your lookin for Mexican there's a Teds Escondido on Council there on the north side of 40, it's even within walking distance, you won't be disappointed. I'd offer to take ya but I'm headed to work here in a little bit.
     
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I may be old enough to be your father, but I don’t quite fall into the category you describe in your first sentence.

    Experience may make one old, but not necessarily smart. What good is it when one doesn’t learn from his mistakes?

    3 things will allow any driver to earn my respect in short order.

    1. Don’t wreck the truck.

    2. Get the freight delivered.

    3. Do your job so I don’t have to pick up your slack.

    Any driver who does those, regardless of experience, is okay by me.
     
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  8. stwik

    stwik Road Train Member

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    Goes without saying... I got it from somewhere... a lot of big CEOs will always mimic something along the lines of “hire people smarter than you.”

    I heard “if you’re the smartest person in the room — you’re in the wrong room.” At some point in my life... couldn’t tell ya where it actually came from...

    I don’t try to dig too deep into quotes and what not but there’s something to be said for trying to find the more experienced crowd and learn a thing or two.

    Needless to say, I’ve always been thankful for the wisdom that’s past around here. I try to keep my mouth shut because I don’t know squawk but at the same time I’ve already learned a good deal of tricks on my own... I’m still in the “experimental” stage of my career though. Tryin to figure out what I really want to do is gonna prove to be a challenge. Do I follow the biggest payout or just follow my heart? Answer seems easy if you’ve already done both.

    Trying not too make many mistakes like I did last week :( and other than that little bump I’ve done great so far...

    I’m a little whippersnapper. It’s pouring here in NC so sleeping in this metal box should be a challenge. Y’all be cool :)
     
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Don’t forget the M1 Garand. :cool:

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  10. sawmill

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    I just realized she may have inserted some commas in the shopping list and not gotten much done. She's hanging out at my Mom's house watching TV.
     
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  11. sawmill

    sawmill Road Train Member

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    I need that.

    My neighbors moved to Arizona a few months ago and the new people who we affectionately call Mr and Mrs Cholo and Cholo Jr., and his hoodrat girlfriend, are having a hard time assimilating to quiet life in Wyoming. I knew we were in for it when they arrived with 9 cars, all with wheels and bass thumping stereos worth more than the cars themselves and a Raiders sticker on every back window.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm a music lover and I like it loud, just not in the neighborhood where it bothers everyone else...I save it for the open road.
     
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