reply to post by sled735
I received your message mentionning your anniversary for this thread, Congrats on that, its rare that a thread keeps going this long on here. I dont
have any new stories to post that I can think of other than the posts I have placed earlier in this thread.
But seeing your post about the incident with the dump truck...reminded me of a little story that really shows that everything happens for a reason!
I used to live 450KMs from my home town when I was in the military, this was years ago but still (We have moved back in 2006). We used to drive down
to see our family once or twice per month. In the winter, if there was a storm, we would never drive that distance because obviously, it was
But on one specific week-end, my wife and I were going to a show in Montreal that we had purchase tickets for a year prior almost, so we didn't want
to miss it of course. There was a huge storm, but this was my Idol we were going to see, so we risked it.
We would normally leave home around 16h30 on Fridays (after work), my wife finished a bit late as her till was not balancing because of a 20$ bill
that fell under the register, so we were finally able to head down a little before 17h00.
About two hours into the drive(half way), Police cars, Fire trucks, ambulances started passing us like crazy dozens of them). A few KM further, we
notice yellow blinking lights "blocking" the highway (all 3 lanes) with a detour. We were listenning to a cd so I turned it off and tuned on the
radio for the news. Less than 30 minutes had passed since a massive, deadly 40 car pile-up occured on this very same road.
Had we left at the planned time, we could have died in this pile-up!!
That was a close call even though nothing happened to us that night, but sadly, a lot of people were injured and a few were killed.
And it could
have been us!