An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Otherwise, I might be hunting down a fifth of something or other right now! My trip started out quite well. It was a beautiful day, quite pleasant, temperature wise, until………….
It was my intent to make it past Knoxville before stopping so I can take a mosey stroll tomorrow, and then get into D.C. at a reasonable hour.
The first problem to crop up, I start getting this alert that I need to change my oil. Well, I just had it changed last week! Irritating. Then the dadburn thing starts talking to me again. “Would you like to run a systems check?” Over and over. NO….SHUT THE HELL UP! Vehicles aren’t suppose to talk! But I can deal. No problem. Second problem, I stop at a rest area for a much needed pit stop, get back in the truck, and no Sirius radio. Do you know how annoying it is having to constantly search for a radio station, when you’ve gotten use to be able to leave it on Sirius 1 or 2? sigh… Ok….I can deal with that too.
Well, I made it past Knoxville alright! Barely! It started raining sporadically after I got through Nashville. Brief pounding…sprinkle….pounding….stop….pounding. Then right before Knoxville….. What a downpour! Reasonably intelligent people slow down when they can’t see 2 feet in front of them. Pfft! Now, I realize that truck drivers are on a tight schedule, and need to get as many miles behind them as possible. BUT, when you have literal buckets falling from the sky, isn’t it a good idea for something SO big, and hard to stop, to SLOW THE HELL DOWN? Jiminy crickets!
Then there were the numerous Prius drivers. You know the ones who “care” more than anyone else because they drive a butt ugly aluminum can. Are they not aware that you use more fuel when you do 90 freakin’ miles an hour than if you actually do the posted speed limit? What a bunch of maroons!
Finally get through the deluge, find a Holiday Inn….in the dark! Aren’t ya proud? Get myself settled in, try to call the Mr, and my phone cops attitude! It took 10 minutes to just get the phone thingy to come up! Ok, finally get a hold of him, let him know where I am. I actually had to look at the phone in the room to find out where I am! Turns out, it’s Dandridge, TN. “Just a short drive from Pigeon Forge!” NO, I’m not going to Pigeon Forge! Dolly will just have to do without my company.
What I thought was the last straw for my day, was the inability to get online. Oh, I got connected alright, but once again, Mozilla wouldn’t open. After losing it for a short time, I decided food was on the agenda. I realized I was REALLY hungry, and food might help adjust my attitude. It did! After rebooting 3 times, I finally got to the internet. What else could go wrong? Facebook. It seems if they don’t recognize my location, they won’t let me on there without identifying a bunch of faces of people I don’t know. sigh…. Been there, done that, gave them hell, and I was assured it wouldn’t happen again. Hogwash!
Well, tomorrow WILL be better, right? RIGHT???