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Old 12-07-2012, 12:17 AM
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not sure if this is the right place to post but I thought I'd pass it on.

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Old 12-07-2012, 08:51 AM
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...and the pickup driver never noticed the loss of the mattress.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:05 AM
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I was driving home from work at midnight years ago and saw the car ahead of me swerve. I wondered why until I saw a box spring laying in the lane ahead of me. I was in my jeep and swerving wasn't a good idea so I centered the jeep over the springs and ran over it. No sweat for a jeep but the dang thing jumped out from under the back of jeep and went straight up in the air.
Good thing there wasn't any traffic behind me at that late hour. Could have been ugly.
Yah, just gotta watch out all the time.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:31 AM
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That's what scares me when riding behind an 18-wheeler.........even WAY behind one. You never know what's in front of the truck (an old truck tire carcus, for example) and what will pass under his rig, but probably not your's!!
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Down here pot holes and open manholes can "appear" out from under a vehicle too. Dinged my front rim on a pot hole a few weeks ago. Luckily I missed the guy who was in there fishing
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The worst-biggest-strangest thing I had to swerve to avoid while on the bike was a sofabed in the center lane of the interstate at night.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:10 PM
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Had that happen with a bunch of cans coming out the back. Had a cooler come out one time and hit my car. People think the back of their trucks are garbage cans and let the junk fly out going down the highway.
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It's the smallest thing flying at me that bothers me most: lit cigarettes.

When I was a smoker in a cage, I never did that - maybe that's why it pisses me off so much. If I had a dime for every time I was behind someone at a stoplight, saw them look directly at me in the rearview, then a mile down the road chuck a lit cigarette at me...
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It's the smallest thing flying at me that bothers me most: lit cigarettes.

When I was a smoker in a cage, I never did that - maybe that's why it pisses me off so much. If I had a dime for every time I was behind someone at a stoplight, saw them look directly at me in the rearview, then a mile down the road chuck a lit cigarette at me...
...had one go down the front of my jacket once. Takes discipline to come to a safe stop with a burning nipple! (It's a lot like getting a bee in your ear...)
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Let's see...

I once dodged a cinder block which materialized in front of me after the texting car driver swerved at the very last second managing to miss it.

Then I dodged a pickup truck rim that slid off the bed of a pickup in front of me. The guy never flinched after the rim slid off and tore across a few lanes. I guess it could have been worse. He could have lost a treadmill which was also sliding around in his open bed.

Dumba$$es is all I can say.

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