Your favorite Tall Tales and Lunch Counter stories.

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  1. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    I think the best one i ever heard was a guy out in the bakken who bragged he always went to this one well where you had to back down a sheer cliff face with a 100 foot drop and inches to either side of your wheels then back across a river over paving stones they laid just for that that spewed so much H2S you had to put your oxygen mask on at the river or you would die just pulling on site and that he took 8 loads a day out of there for 10 years.
     
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  3. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    No but I did have a NYC cop come up to me at 3am on Randall as I was runnin into McD’s real quick and say...(where I kinda illegally parked)
    Hey you don’t wanna park there...
    When I started to say I’d only be a minute
    He said...######## Never make fresh coffee this time of morning
    Coffee at diner up at Tiffany always fresh!!
    He laughed as he drove away
     
  4. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

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    Truck was so fast the trailer didnt need wheels , it floated.
    Musta been the the Toothpicks.
     
  5. Plantfoam

    Plantfoam Light Load Member

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    At my old company, a former driver ran the orientation, and started by making a big deal about always being honest and telling it like it is. Five minutes later, he was telling a story about going down Donner at 130mph.

    My favorite lunch counter story:
    A guy was talking about how his dad was in black ops, and he was the one that threw the grenade and killed Anwar Sadat.
     
  6. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    One of my favorite stories is the James Younger Gang. I never went to that grocery warehouse in Northfield Mn without giving them a thought. Because of this I was watching a (pirated) video of the 2007 Brad Pitt movie about how Jesse James died. I was sitting in a truck stop somewhere in the midwest. I was watching on my old Acer laptop with headphones on. What caused me to remember this was I was laid over and bored. So I walked into the TS and was having some dinner while I watched that movie. A guy came in and was sitting slightly behind me enough that he could see my screen and asked me what I was watching. I said what it was. He said Jesse James was his great-grandpa. Naturally, this interested me a bit so I asked him who his parent was that was Jesse's grandchild. The guy did not take that question well and accused me of calling him a liar. I just placed my headphones back on and resumed my movie. I do know that there are some of Jesse's issue still around, but I also have no idea about this guy!
     
  7. MTN Boomer

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    I could be wrong. I think it was to use the sheet to cover the dearly departed. Which would be better than leaving them on the road.
     
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  8. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

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    If a female driver claims to have been escorted off an Army base by a Hummer loaded with Armed Soldiers. She ain't lyin.they didn't say why. Just told the man at the shack, she was barred from all bases.
     
  9. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    I had heard that about truckers, and the old boys told me "two truckers can't even agree on what time it is".

    So my first OTR solo job, 1996, I'm at a lunch counter.

    Three or four other truckers are there, too.

    Another guy walks up and says, "Anyone know the time?"

    Trucker 1: "Quarter a three".

    Trucker 2: "Naw, ten a three".

    Trucker 3: "########. It's Five past three."

    They continued to argue about the time for 15 minutes, then switched to attacking each other's choice of wristwatch.
     
  10. Moose1958

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    My father used to say if you ask 5 truckers the best way to get from Atlanta to Charlotte you will get 4 different answers and 1 will ask where is charlotte? Also reminds me of a discussion I was listening to at the Atlanta Petro about the Eastern/Central timezone in Florida. Some bozo said it did not cut through the panhandle.
     
  11. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    A female escort giving hummers to loaded Soldiers?? That is not a tall tale.......she lives within a 1/4 mile of every Base and Post on the entire planet! Wait......did I read that wrong??
     
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