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Thread #64523   Message #1055395
Posted By: Rapparee
17-Nov-03 - 08:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: being late for work
Subject: RE: BS: being late for work
I was barreling down the highway, knowing that I was going to be late no matter what I did. Came over the top of a hill and found myself staring down the muzzle of the cannon of an M-60 tank. As I braked to a stop, my first thought was that the Ohio State Patrol was REALLY cracking down on speeders.   Turned out that it had been taken off a broken-down transporter vehicle that was moving it from one end of a nearby military base to another. Twenty minutes later it was reloaded and on the way -- I had the cops write my boss a note, 'cause she sure wouldn't have believed me.

Another time we were caught in a blizzard, spent a night in the car on the Interstate and another in a Baptist Church before we could get home. Since I was three days late for work by the time I got home, it was a good thing that I had the newspaper stories to back my up. My job, which was in a "snow belt" area, had received an inch of snow; further south, where we lived and got stuck, had received 36 inches!