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The Point at Which It Was Decided That I Should Probably Let Da Tech Guy Drive

Posted on | October 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

Back home today after a nine-day campaign swing to Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania, which ended with a 46-hour road trip with Pete Da Tech Guy. He rented a car for the trip. Given my hillbilly/NASCAR hereditary prowess at high-speed driving, I drove most of the way. And then, traveling through western New York, we saw the sign that warned it was time for Pete to take the wheel.

Yeah. “Terrorism on four hooves.” Fortunately, thanks to this warning, we escaped the whitetail jihad. My teenage son is still working to repair the deer-crushed KIA Optima, so please hit the tip jar if you can.


5 Responses to “The Point at Which It Was Decided That I Should Probably Let Da Tech Guy Drive”

  1. Jenny
    October 19th, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

    1st time I smiled all day – Thanks!

  2. jefferson101
    October 19th, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

    No, Stacy. You really shouldn’t drive there.

    You will be pleased to note, though, that I’ve been helping with the disposal of your terrorist ruminants this week. I don’t hunt much any more myself, but my next door neighbor has brought two home this week, and I helped cut them up.

    I also fell into a venison ham and a backstrap out of the deal, which means that I’ll be smiling while disposing of them.

    For whatever reason, the thought of having to drag one out and cut it up is too tiring, so I usually don’t bother. But if someone else has one, I’ll cheerfully go help them. I usually don’t wind up with any meat out of the deal, either, but since he got two of them back to back, he had some to spare, and I won’t turn it down.

    I’m either too poor or too cheap to carry the carcass in and have someone process it for me. I spent the first 40 years of my life so poor that a deer was cheap meat, and butchering it myself was just part of the “cheap” deal. Now that I can afford to have it done, it’s not a necessity any more.

    I like dead deer. I’ve had more than my share of difficulties with them on the highways too, and I consider them to be better off shot than not. But I am getting too lazy to do them up myself, unless they show up in the back yard.

  3. Anonymous
    October 20th, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

    Rodney Dangerfield said it: “My wife’s a lousy driver. One time she hit a deer. It was in the zoo.”