March 11th, 2017, 08:33 AM
Join Date: Dec 2016
Not gun related, but an "oops" story just the same....
When I was a kid, I spent summers working for a landscape company mowing yards, plantings, deck building. After a few days rain, we were really behind in our mowing schedule.
After a grueling day of mowing yards, I think we broke our record of 26 yards mowed, we connected the trailer to the truck and silently drove home, exhausted.
Me, being to young to drive, sat in the passenger seat, staring out the window like a zombie. I noticed something passing us on the shoulder. It was our trailer full of expensive landscape equipment. It was riding along on the tongue wheel. Silent, I tapped my boss on his shoulder then pointed to the trailer with my thumb.
My boss, emotionless, says, "Sumbitch is making better time than us.". Just as we began to laugh, the tongue wheel collapsed and the trailer vomited mowers, buckets, rakes, etc. all over the side of the road.
We both thought the other locked the hitch on the ball. Safety chains were never installed.
The reloading took forever, because whenever we made eye contact we'd erupt in laughter.