Coming through! Get off the tracks!

I don’t know what this means, but I thought I’d dash off a few sentences about it. At work, I sit by a window that’s next to a fairly busy intersection. Every few days for the past few weeks, this semi-truck drives by the building through the intersection. Except, for some reason, he always sounds his horn — very briefly, maybe a quarter of a second — as he approaches.

The reason I find this strange is that his horn sounds exactly like the horn on most trains (as opposed to the horn on most semis). So I hear the horn, I instinctively look to my left out the window through the blinds, and I see the truck pass by. Looks like the kind of semi-trailer that would haul dirt or something.

Maybe deep down I’m expecting one day I’ll see a train.

He’s been through twice today. Why does he do this? Is there some new law that requires semi drivers to use their horn as a warning near intersections?

You know, like with trains?

Truck drivers: It do what it do.

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Malnurtured Snay
Sunday, April 29, 2007, 8:48 am (UTC -6)

Maybe he has a grudge against you and is hoping you’ll hear the horn and scream “OMG I’m about to get killed by a train from the safety of my office!” and die of a heart attack.

Or maybe he’s just a jerk. Or maybe he knows people can’t drive so he’s honking because he knows they sure as fuck won’t see him if they’re only relying on their eyes, which they’re too busy using to stare at their cell phones.

Bill Selliger
Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 2:27 pm (UTC -6)

Trains are not allowed on the lanes. And nobody fucks with the Jesus.

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