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Offline RJ

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Greetings from your friendly Hiway 17 Bus Driver
« on: January 16, 2013, 02:54:29 AM »
Having grown up right along the Hiway 17 corridor in San Jose, CA that this fellow's talking about, I find his commentary hysterically accurate!

Careful, salty language included, may not be suitable for adults!   :o

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/1590948273.html

Enjoy!

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Re: Greetings from your friendly Hiway 17 Bus Driver
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 05:36:32 AM »
Roflmao!


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Re: Greetings from your friendly Hiway 17 Bus Driver
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 06:13:02 AM »
I, too grew up on that stretch of freeway.  Don't know what's worse, Hwy 17, or 101 through San Luis Obispo:  short on/off ramps close together, 2 exits sharing one offramp.  All populated by people who don't have a clue how to merge.
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Re: Greetings from your friendly Hiway 17 Bus Driver
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 07:03:53 AM »
LOL......love it!
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Re: Greetings from your friendly Hiway 17 Bus Driver
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 11:55:50 AM »
Point of clarification -

I did NOT write this piece!   

I found it while looking for something else on CraigsList.  I thought my fellow busnuts would find it entertaining, foul language and all.  Especially those of us who at some point in time earned our living driving a big rig professionally.

I haven't lived in SJ since 1970, but grew up driving this stretch of freeway frequently as my parents lived nearby.  It was a PITA back then, and it still is today.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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RJ Long
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Re: Greetings from your friendly Hiway 17 Bus Driver
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 12:04:35 PM »
Sure you didn't. Lol
Just kidding
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Re: Greetings from your friendly Hiway 17 Bus Driver
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 12:05:10 PM »
Point of clarification -

I did NOT write this piece!   

I found it while looking for something else on CraigsList.  I thought my fellow busnuts would find it entertaining, foul language and all.  Especially those of us who at some point in time earned our living driving a big rig professionally.

I haven't lived in SJ since 1970, but grew up driving this stretch of freeway frequently as my parents lived nearby.  It was a PITA back then, and it still is today.

FWIW & HTH. . .

 ;)

Personally, I laughed my arse off and enjoyed the read......no worries here ;)
Mike and Lori
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Re: Greetings from your friendly Hiway 17 Bus Driver
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 12:30:51 PM »
I loved it.  I used to tow 60' modular homes.  After being run off the road while trying to merge,  I discovered the only way to do it.  Time my merge, turn on blinkers,  wait for three blinks and merge. 

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Re: Greetings from your friendly Hiway 17 Bus Driver
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2013, 02:19:44 PM »
Pretty funny but the boy needs to get a bigger Diesel Motor with more HP and Torque!

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Re: Greetings from your friendly Hiway 17 Bus Driver
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2013, 12:45:45 AM »
Pretty much describes the I-5 from mexico to Canada!

RJ, where are you living now?

Frankie and I are coming out to the left coast the end of the month. Will stop in Vegas and Yuma first.
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Re: Greetings from your friendly Hiway 17 Bus Driver
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2013, 01:31:00 AM »
Muldoon -

Unfortunately, VTA (San Jose's transit system) doesn't buy high HP equipment - gotta keep the bean counters and environmental wackos happy with gutless wonders purchased with taxpayer subsidies.

Joe -

Still in temporarily in Fresno, as I have been since 1972. . .  :'(

PM me for contact phone, & say hi to Frankie!

RJ

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Re: Greetings from your friendly Hiway 17 Bus Driver
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2013, 06:55:26 AM »
 THAT post needs to be saved somewhere!!! Will probably be off Craigslist before long....   Just went and looked at the date of the post, looks like it will be there for all to enjoy........

Rick
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