Yesterday I had to make a tough, life changing decision. Knowing I was getting off work early, I could either go golfing during one of the most beautiful days (so far) this year or I could make my wife happy and ride along with her in her truck as she traveled to Portland and back to pick up a loaded trailer (we were in her Peterbilt). I realize that sometimes it’s about your spouse and not you. I also realize I am a dumb ass at times and always owe her something. Guess what I chose?
With golf a distant fantasy I settled in for a seven hour ride. The company was good, the conversation lively and a beautiful trip thanks to this wondrous place we call Oregon.
After an incredible Thai meal at my one of my favorite restaurants and a trailer swap we were on our way back home. Keep in mind if I am not driving a moving vehicle, it tends to put me to sleep. Add a full belly of Thai cuisine and a glass of wine, it was like somebody slipped me a tranquilizer. One of those big ones you know? Like you use to dart and bring down a rhino with an attitude. After a few miles I was jarred awake (no air ride seat on my side) and had to check to be sure I hadn’t lost any fillings. Fillings in tact, I looked out the windshield and my first thought was “Oh my God, my wife is committing genocide on all insects on the planet.” It was a proud moment.
The first words to escape my lips described the fading picture I had in my head when I awoke. Still trying to shake the sleep from my head I hear myself say, “Honey, I wonder if you could get a road grader through a fast food drive up?” These are the kinds of things that plague my mind. It’s a terrible affliction that many of us are plagued with. After a thorough discussion on the topic, and a reminder about past stunts that have gone awry, I have decided not to talk about it anymore in public.
That being said, I was just trying to give you a view through the window into my mind. Unfortunately I realized the potential for self-incrimination and slammed the door. I am off to pull the blinds. See you on the radio.