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Old 11-07-2008, 12:32 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
I know how you feel. I can only knit when my rig is parked. Well, ok, I probably COULD knit while driving my rig but somehow I just don't think it would be a good idea

The other day I got a little sore at the truckstop waitress for bringing my food too quickly. I hadn't even finished one row yet!

Mason PLEASE focus on driving we don't need to accidents. I'm sorry the cook was on the ball about getting you your food. ROFL next time tell them to take a little while so you can knit.
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:12 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by KnittinMitchie View Post
Mason PLEASE focus on driving we don't need to accidents. I'm sorry the cook was on the ball about getting you your food. ROFL next time tell them to take a little while so you can knit.
Yeah, believe it or not I met a fellow knitting trucker who told me he knits while driving. Needless to say I called him an idiot.
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:26 PM   #13
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Now that I don't 'go to work' everyday, I have less time then ever, so this year, a few folks are going to get their yarn and the pattern all wrapped up in a box. They always get something else, too, so it won't be like they will be empty handed.

Mason, it doesn't surprise me, some of them seem to get quite bored just driving down the road. Knitting is much worse then reading, IMO.
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:44 PM   #14
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I know how you feel. I can only knit when my rig is parked. Well, ok, I probably COULD knit while driving my rig but somehow I just don't think it would be a good idea

The other day I got a little sore at the truckstop waitress for bringing my food too quickly. I hadn't even finished one row yet!
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:37 PM   #15
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Mason, it doesn't surprise me, some of them seem to get quite bored just driving down the road. Knitting is much worse then reading, IMO.
Well that's a sore point for me. When a person is driving any kind of vehicle 100% of their attention should be on their driving. Far too many people die on the roads every day due to inattention.

Yeah, I take my job seriously even if I do make jokes about it. I just hate to see people hurt or killed when it could have been so easily prevented.
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Well that's a sore point for me. When a person is driving any kind of vehicle 100% of their attention should be on their driving. Far too many people die on the roads every day due to inattention.

Yeah, I take my job seriously even if I do make jokes about it. I just hate to see people hurt or killed when it could have been so easily prevented.
I once had a client who was on the side of the highway with a blow out. He was digging in the trunk for the jack while his wife was leaning into the car digging through her purse for the AAA card and their kids were buckled in their carseats in the back. Suddenly a semi came barreling down on them, flipped the car 3 times. The driver of the truck fell asleep!!!!!!!!

Amazingly, my client jumped back and screamed for his wife to get out of the way. She had just enough time to jump into the car and slam the door. She was tossed around (not being seatbelted), but her kids in the back seat only got a bump and a few scrapes (thank GOD for carseats). She was hospitalized overnight for observation but she was physically ok (scrapes, bumps, bruises, etc but no internal injuries, no broken bones and no brain injury). My client was not hit at all, but still suffers from having witnessed the accident. They were so very lucky. I can't even believe how lucky! The wife's in Iraq now - tough army people
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I have an appointment to see a orthopedic doctor and a friend told me I would probably have to wait for 2 hours to see him....like that's a bad thing???? 2 hours of uninterupted knitting time.


Here in Ontario they will be putting a ban on using cell phones while driving,I also think too many accidents are caused by driver inattention
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The driver of the truck fell asleep!!!!!!!!
Yep, driving tired is as bad as driving drunk. We've come a long way in that regard but there are still some drivers out there who try to push it. When I feel tired I stop and take a nap.
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Here in Ontario they will be putting a ban on using cell phones while driving,
That's a start but they need to also ban text messaging, laptop computers, books, magazines, and eating cereal (yeah I've actually seen people driving with their elbows while they eat out of a bowl).

Any time one is behind the wheel and doing ANYTHING other than being focused on driving they are in a 2,000+ lbs missle with no-one in control.

Ok, off my soap box now.
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I once had a client who was on the side of the highway with a blow out. He was digging in the trunk for the jack while his wife was leaning into the car digging through her purse for the AAA card and their kids were buckled in their carseats in the back. Suddenly a semi came barreling down on them, flipped the car 3 times. The driver of the truck fell asleep!!!!!!!!

Amazingly, my client jumped back and screamed for his wife to get out of the way. She had just enough time to jump into the car and slam the door. She was tossed around (not being seatbelted), but her kids in the back seat only got a bump and a few scrapes (thank GOD for carseats). She was hospitalized overnight for observation but she was physically ok (scrapes, bumps, bruises, etc but no internal injuries, no broken bones and no brain injury). My client was not hit at all, but still suffers from having witnessed the accident. They were so very lucky. I can't even believe how lucky! The wife's in Iraq now - tough army people
I can't believe your friends are alive NEVER MIND basically unhurt!! but I can't imagine the poor husband having to WITNESS that!! I would have had a heart attack. I have an athlete's heart!!
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