I spy on I-95!


So I’m driving on the Interstate last Monday singing away to Billy Joel playing on the radio. I’ve got the seat heater on level 3 to ward off my sciatica, my darkest sunglasses propped on my nose to minimize the accumulation of additional wrinkles and an ice cold Pepsi to wash down some Advil in case my back starts to act up.

I press on the accelerator as I move into the left lane to pass a big truck in front of me.

And then, just as I pass the cab,  I hear it.. a bellowing horn- honk, honk, honking.

As I return to the right lane, I glance in my rear view mirror and see the truck’s flashing headlights.

I immediately check my gauges..

sniff for smoke..

scan for cops..

feel for a flat..

what could be wrong?!

What is he warning me about?

And then it suddenly dawns on me..by golly, I just got “beeped!”

Holy cow, it’s been so long I forgot that truckers do beep at girls sometimes.. and I guess more mature women too!

I had to laugh.

Poor guy..

he’s probably 65..

delirious from fatigue..

high on meds….

possibly a pervert?

and then I thought no… NO!!!

This is MY road trip (darn it!!) and I get to cast whomever I want in this trucker role..

which I promptly did..


..and then got back to my singing. 😛

6 Comments Add yours

  1. NancyMarie says:

    I love this post anyway but the fact that you were singing along to Billy Joel made it even better! (“Scenes From an Italian Restaurant”…”Big Shot”…”Piano Man”…) 😊

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    1. Cindy says:

      HAHA! Did you see that old Billy (65?) and his 30 something year old girlfriend are expecting a baby??? ew.. but hey, good luck to them! 🎉 Personally, I cannot imagine starting all over..it’s hard enough to sleep through the night at my age without a baby! 🍼💤

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      1. NancyMarie says:

        I think working the dang car seats would do me in!!

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      2. Kristen says:

        I highly doubt he will be doing any of the work, just the “fun” stuff! And the sleeping through the night will be tough for his nanny!

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      3. Cindy says:

        yeah..this is true…but even though he may be spared the night shift when the kid is a baby..he won’t escape the phone calls when the kid is a teen…when Billy is basically 80. 😯


  2. This is awesome. 🙂

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