Go easy on me fellow Minions. You’re lucky I know how to write
One Friday I was given three deliveries to make from the big smoke to a popular coastal town. Total round trip roughly 1000 Furlongs (200 km or 104 miles). I was fully loaded and departed just after 12. Peice of cake, no?
First drop off at a building site (still in the big smoke) there was a bit of stuffing around but nothing to bad. The traffic being the biggest issue but it's the city. What do you expect? The second drop off was in the 'burbs right near the highway and it promised to be very easy. I'm unloading and the people helping me were talking to each other and I'm not a part of the conversation but one thing grabs my attention "Cruise Missile". WTF? I hit them up for information and all I get is that "Trump" launched missiles into Syria.
Now, my normal driving entertainment is podcasts. Joe Rogan, Sasquatch Chronicals, Mysterious Universe, Monday Morning Podcast (Bill Burr). So I don't get breaking news. A little stressed and another delivery to make I finish up and tune into a news station. Information is sparse. Yeah, I get it. Trump launched missiles into Syria. Is Russia retaliating? Are nukes sailing in the stratosphere as I drive?
My stress is building. I'm in a ute with a delivery to make. I'm on the highway aaaaannnnnd GRIDLOCK. F*** F*** F***. I'm sans updates, I can't check my smart arts phone for updates I'm 100% dependent on MSM which like anyone with a brain doesn't trust.
As you all know. 1000 Furlongs at 500 Furlongs an hour should take about an hour to drive on a highway. Yeah, nah it's Friday afternoon and we're headed for the coast. After 4 1/2 hours I get a call from where I'm supposed to make the last delivery. "Where are you?" I said "Please wait, I've been on the road since 1 to deliver this to you. I'm at x" Now we're talking 2km - by car. Yeah it took me 45 minutes! He was angry but what do you do?
Unloaded I headed home. Are we at war? I'm none the wiser as I had no cell access at my delivery. Traffic home for some 'effin reason was bad as well. Well the reason was roadworks. Who in their right mind drives to the big smoke on a Friday? Let's inconvenience them!
All in all it takes 8 hours to travel 200 km
And that, my friends is why I hate traveling. What was I going to do 100 km from home with only the clothes on my back and what's in my car? On that day I had a wad of cash and a few tools.
Quick addition. The day after my wife and I flew out of Christchurch, NZ the place got trashed by a huge earthquake. By the skin of our teeth we missed being in a really bad situation. A foreign country, our cash spent and nowhere to stay. F**king awesome.
Yeah, nah. 50km from home is about as far as I want to go. Home is where my Gats are. Home is where my family know to look for me. Home is where my preps are.