Friday, April 01, 2005

You Know You Live In Texas When......

So this little story is not only a testament to my stupidity, but also to the unique nature of "folks" in Texas. The last time I was in Austin, I was driving to my sister's house on north Mopac. It was pouring down rain and there was some sort of accident on the freeway. Traffic was at a dead stop. Being the impatient person that I am, I decided that it would be a good idea to bust a u-turn and go back south on Mopac. Well....that didnt work so well. In case you ever decide to make a u-turn through a muddy median in a 2 wheel drive truck, you might want to make sure that you have an alternate form of transportation for the remainder of your trip. Or if not, you might get lucky and meet the coolest, most Texan woman alive.....just as I did. So here is the scene: My truck is stuck perpendicular to Mopac in a muddy median, all traffic is stopped (which means that people are just sitting there staring at me), I am slamming my steering wheel with my hands because I really didnt need my daily reminder of my stupidity to occur in this form, and I have no idea what I am going to do. Then, out of nowhere, the "woman in the white truck" appears. This tiny woman hops out of this huge diesel truck , wearing boots, some tight white wranglers, makeup, a pretty slick vest, and the whole rest of the fancy Texas getup that you are imagining. She asks if I need any help and before I can even respond, she has this huge, rusty chain attached to my truck as she quickly, but professionally pulls my truck out of the median. She wipes her rusty, muddy hands on her pants, wishes me a good day and then continues on her way. WOW!!! I wanted to help, but before I could even blink, she had yanked me out. This would only happen in Texas. I cant think of anywhere else in the states, maybe even the world, where a woman like this would be your rescuer from a self created, median sink hole. Cool, country, cowboy ladies kick ass!!!


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