Wendy Parker

Unwanted visitors at a Texas Walmart

| May 29, 2013

Seen at the Walmart in Lancaster, Texas: NO TRUCK PARKING -- VIOLATORS WILL BE TOWED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE. And it gets hairier...

Freedom isn’t free

| May 26, 2013

Take some time on Memorial Day to thank a vet -- chances are you'll be thanking a truck driver, too.

Protecting your vital organs

| May 24, 2013

Use a little common sense, and try to pass some of it on to your progeny. And remember, insect spray is poisonous to humans, fire is hot, and ingesting gasoline is a bad idea. I ...

(Not) Making friends on the road

| May 22, 2013

Sometimes it's hard, particularly when dogskin boots are involved. "I'm not good at making friends, but I had to comment to the guy wearing them."

Hurry up and wait or pay $500

| May 19, 2013

A receiver's message comes in over the Qualcomm while Wendy and George have been waiting an hour in a line of trucks to get unloaded: "Late drivers will be fined $500." Oh the humanity!

Thrill-seeking, Vegas style

| May 17, 2013

"Try wearing flip-flops while walking around the Fremont Street Experience. You're trapped in a giant hangar with 11 million people who are looking straight up into the air as they mill about."

The last topic safe from the PC cops

| May 15, 2013

"Being politically correct has become more important than being sane and rational in this country."

Organic or not?

| May 14, 2013

The benefits and drawbacks of organic food -- and strategies toward deciding when and where to buy and eating organic on the road.

Wendy Parker

Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an owner-operator who pulls dry van. She chronicles her adventures and observations as a newcomer to the trucking world at her website, thegeorgeandwendyshow.com. She has been published in Funny Times magazine, as well as the online magazines Out of the Gutter, Flash Fiction Offensive and Cracked.

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