So today, I am taking the weekend’s cash to the bank, and other errands, and the traffic on the road to the bank is stopped……I waited, and then shut off the truck and walked forward 10 or so cars to see why…
Seems a tree limb had fallen across the road. Not from a storm or anything, but had simply broken and fallen. The road was blocked and a police officer was there. (Branch was about 15″ in diameter, and held on by a piece of wood about 6″ wide and about an inch thick.).
The officer told me that it would be about 20-30 minutes until they could get someone there with a chainsaw to remove the branch (It isn’t that big of a town, dunno why it should take that long…and this is the main street of the town).
I walked back to the truck, opened the tailgate and pulled out the old double bit axe I carry on one side of the bed (the other side has a short handled shovel) and walked back to the downed limb. As I went, I asked several other drivers (male) to come and help me with the branch.
4 strikes and the branch was free. 6 guys, including me, picked up the branch and more or less dragged it onto the grass. Road open. No need for a chainsaw. No waiting either.
The cop, (who watched the whole thing without saying anything) then asked me if I always carried an axe in my truck.
“Doesn’t everybody?” I replied
The look on his face was priceless.
I got back into the truck and drove to the bank.
He watched me carefully as I drove by. I think he was disturbed by my answer…..