Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Damage is Done

A few weeks ago, I alluded to this little fiasco:

Um, actually, I wrote a haiku about it.

But I probably shouldn’t say too much about it here, because it is now the subject of a department investigation. My written report states that, during a training exercise, we were completing a low speed left hand turn when the tillerman—the guy who steers the trailer portion of the rig—apparently oversteered right up on to the sidewalk and into a steel rail. I was driving the tractor and did nothing to cause the crash.

It seems that the department has experienced an increase in these types of mishaps in the last year or so, and has lost all sense of humor about it. (They may want to revisit their training protocols, but hey, what would I know?)

So now this department is gunning for someone to blame, and I am in the crosshairs.



GunDiva said...


Rachel said...

I'm confused.

Okay, so they're looking for someone to blame. Why doesn't that translate to the person who actually did it?

Or is that too simple?

Anonymous said...

I agree, seems pretty self explanatory...

Good luck, hope it all works out in your favor.

Foursons said...

Yeah! What Rachel said!

Anonymous said...

That is a rather big opps!

Unknown said...

investigation. ugh.