December 23rd, 2002 (Post #16)

December 23, 2002
First Real Snow of the Year
The first real snow has fallen. I am not sure how much but it is there tempting me to drive in it. The Ditchfinder is “going wheeling” tonight. So a recovery call is probably inevitable.Inappropriate Matt gave me one of the funniest Rover stories today. He also has fueled a rumor that there is a G4 in town. I hope to see it to confirm, but I will have to take his word for it for now. He said, “that’s the truck” when I showed him a picture.

Silverado Taunted, By Silverado Matt
I drive a 2001 Chevy Silverado. The rear tires were a little wore but I didn’t think anything of it.
Driving along I-44 by MLK in Oklahoma City I started to move to the right most lane where the on ramp is for I-35. While changing lanes my truck started sliding. I turned into the slide but ended up doing a 180 across the middle of I-44 to the left side of the road. Luckily everyone was able to safely avoid me and keep on going. I ended up in a ditch on the highway’s median “Stuck”. I tried unsuccessfully to get out but had no luck. There was no traction whatsoever. So I started to walk across the highway and noticed a Progressive insurance vehicle had stopped for me. The girl that stopped let me use her phone. I called my dad to pull me out.

While waiting a Land Rover pulled up, about 100 ft in front of my truck. It drove forward and backwards in the median as if to taunt me by showing “see what I can do”. I thought it was just messing with me and would soon leave. Eventually he drove to my window and asked “Do you want out?” Of course I said yes. When we were hooking up his winch (Silverado Matt actually typed “wench” here which makes this an entirely different type of story) to my truck I told him I have a friend that I give a hard time about his Land Rover that breaks down all the time. I also told him I would never give my friend a hard time about his Rover again. Needless to say he pulled me most of the way out as my dad arrived to finish the job.

Another convert is born. Silverado Matt said, if he had the money he would, “buy one of those, no question.”