Monday, May 19, 2008

Stranded again - the Florida edition

LAKELAND, FL - Melissa was supposed to pick me up today so we could get back on the road. Instead, she called to say that her boyfriend got laid off from his trucking job and is going to come work for Werner so they can drive as a team. Which means I'm stranded in wait of yet another trainer. AGAIN.

I swear, if I were anywhere near California right now, I would quit and go home. Instead, I am about as far as I could get from home while still remaining in the lower 48 states. I am so tired of this.

I am full of daydreams of a faraway touch, but the air here is thick as hot swamp water, trees overhung with the tattered lace of Spanish moss trapped in the stillness, weather too oppressive even for daydreams. There's no poetry in in-between places, just the endless ticking of clocks.

4 comments:

John said...

I must compliment you on delivering poetry under such non-poetry conditions. Hope you get rollin again soon.

Gi-Gi Roxx said...

I just have one question... what friggin' company are you training with? Sounds fishy....

Gypsy Trucker said...

Gigi: I'm training with Werner Enterprises. Theoretically, one of the biggest names on the road, except obviously they have some serious personnel issues... This is some ridiculous crap. Did Schneider ever make you sit around like this at all?

Gi-Gi Roxx said...

No way did SNI ever do anything like that. But not to me or anyone I've met. The sitting around that we do post training is just waiting for freight in low freight areas. Which I've been fortunate to avoid so far.

I hope it works out with Werner!