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Hello From the Open Road

Discussion in 'The Welcome Lounge' started by Poofter, Jan 31, 2019.

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    Hey y’all,

    Poofter here, I’m 40 and an over the road truck driver. I have been looking for an online community to be a part of as its hard to connect with people when you aren’t in a specific area every day. I’m from the Omaha area and look forward to getting to know folks.
     
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    Hi Poofter, welcome to EC. :gay_pride_flag:

    There's plenty of very friendly people here to talk to and get to know. You may find some people of similar age in the "LGBT Later in Life" sub-forum. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to message either myself or another member or staff.

    Hope you find what you're looking for here. :slight_smile:
     
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    Hi & welcome, Poofter.
     
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    Welcome to Empty Closets!
     
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    Thank you all!!
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    So your name is not Bruce, then? (M. Python reference.)
     
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    Haha I remember that. Bunch of doctors sitting in like a Congo hut right?
     
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    Yes. (Australian outback maybe?) And remember Rule 6: No poofters!
     
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    That’s actually where I got my screen name. It’s a 60s Australian slang for homosexual. I’m a bit of a nerd lol.
     
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    Here it is, I think it's a permissible URL because it doesn't reveal anyone's private information, and it's a great caricature of toxic masculinity. With philosophers.

     
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    By the way Poofter, a big thank you to you & all the many other truck drivers who bring all the things we all buy to the stores. It's an important (yet all too often, overlooked) part of our economy. If it weren't for all the long hours truckers (like you) put in, there wouldn't be anything to buy in stores.
     
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    Thanks! There are lots of folks over looked in the world that keep it moving. I truly love what I do.
     
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    Hahaha! This is truly great! I wish the like button was enabled on it.
     
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    Hi, welcome! If your in the frozen North at the moment trust your keeping warm and have a blend of #1 and #2 in your tanks! :slight_smile:
     
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    I’m currently near Savannah GA so no blended or treated fuel here as it’s about 60 degrees. However this is the first time I have been over 20 degrees in a while. Was running upper Midwest over to Buffalo NY and back. Bouncing around Indiana Wisconsin and Iowa a bunch. I can’t wait till it starts to thaw out so they will send me back up to the Pacific Northwest. I love running through the beautiful mountains up there.
     
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    It was -31 Wednesday night when I finished work not counting the wind chill. Sold out of DEF at the pumps just the jugs left. Had to scramble to find more 911 for the poor guys from down South, some didn't get the whole blend thing.
     
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    I couldn't do the big rig thing, I'd get in Chicago put my blinker on and turn, they better get the hell out the way! :slight_smile:
     
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    Yeah apparently none of the pilot truck stops in Iowa got the memo that it was going to be -20 because all of them had frozen pumps Tuesday. The company sent us alerts to fuel before entering Iowa.

    I take my fuel seriously. Treat it with Powerservice when 20 degrees or less and try to find a place with 80/20 and treat it if it’s going to be below zero.
     
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    Hahaha!!! Chicago ain’t so bad. Believe it or not. Worst cities in my opinion to driver through. Charlotte, NYC, and Providence. I haven’t been to Boston but I hear that place is pretty horrible. I hauled 2 loads out to Long Beach and had 0 issues in LA.