If you’ve never had the pleasure of bunking in the top berth of a big rig that’s hauling a refrigerated trailer across the country you might not catch the humor in the above photo. After a good chuckle, my comment was “that says it all.” Check out the photo from my previous blog and you will see that the trailer behind Mike’s Celadon tractor is a refrigerated unit just like this one. And that small window at the top of the cab is where I can look out at the world when I’m in my bunk. Which means that me and the Thermo King monster are up close and personal. I wasn’t thinking of it’s constant roar as a song but now this joke might give me a better attitude.
I’ve found that a sense of humor is very helpful out on the highway. It’s a rough life and easy to find things that upset and annoy you. But as a sign I saw last night said “10 percent of life is what you make it and the other 90 percent is what it makes you.” I’m aiming to not let this experience make me a grumpy old woman who didn’t get her beauty rest. Instead I will try to learn the Thermo King tune and by the end of this trip I might go home having made a new friend.