George & Wendy Show

Wendy Parker

The ‘new-and-improved’ laptop blues

| April 24, 2013

"I want the exact same computer I had before, with the exact same hardware, only new and not bashed up from 30K miles in an 18 wheeler. Try explaining this simple concept to one of The Borg who man the counters at Best Buy."

More just positively terrible ideas

| April 21, 2013

"Probably not the best idea in the world to have something that makes random "pop pop" sounds in a warehouse crammed full of Black Cats and Everclear."

For want of quiet sleep

| April 19, 2013

"I'm not the only weird thing on the road. Keep your tinfoil hats close and beware the aliens in flatbeds."

Momma Bears put out cab fires, slap tornadoes…

| April 17, 2013

"A tornado was coming and my own Mother heaved a queen-size mattress into a 4-by-6 bathroom with one arm while simultaneously dragging and throwing me under it with the other. She broke the door off the hinges."

15-foot cleavage holds more than one bad idea

| April 15, 2013

"The trifecta. First: giant, billboard-sized boobies are a definite distraction, I don't care who you are... Second, get a CDL in three days? On what planet is this legal or sane?"

Only poke the snake if you know it’s not poisonous

| April 12, 2013

"Life is easier when you can read people. Any situational outcome is pretty much decided in the first five seconds of the transaction."

Improving truckers’ public image — or not

| April 10, 2013

"While I don't think it's necessary to wear a tie to garner respect, I do feel it's necessary to properly cover your genitals when in public. Please. For the love of God."

Speeding four-wheeler in the breakdown lane!

| April 07, 2013

"The more truckers I meet, the more I realize the good ones really are patient people" and other notes on merging.

Wendy Parker

Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an owner-operator who pulls dry van. She chronicles their adventures and her observations from the shotgun position in her blog and at their website, thegeorgeandwendyshow.weebly.com

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