Thursday, September 30, 2010

Look! It’s the Vultures

Someone I know calls tow truck drivers ‘vultures.’

Somehow, the name sticks.

Earlier this week, I heard the in-the-air traffic reporter talk about an accident on the highway and ended the conversation with: ‘I can’t believe I am going to say this, but we need a tow truck driver here.’

This morning, I came to a standstill as soon as I got on the highway.

Up a head, I noticed a sea of red brake lights. I also noticed a black tow truck driver heading north, drive across the grassy medium and squeeze himself into the southbound lanes. (I would have liked to do the same but I would have gone in the opposite direction.)

Minutes later, a white tow truck driver whipped by us all travelling on the right-hand shoulder, followed closely by a second white tow truck.

When I finally reached the accident, the black tow truck was nowhere in the sight, but the two white ones were protectively wrapping the crashed vehicles.

They may be vultures, but at least I knew why I was stopped at 6:55 a.m.


Eva Gallant said...

I hope no one was seriously hurt in the accident. I do see the connection between tow trucks and vulturesm, though. Thanks for visiting my blog--thought I would pay a return visit!

Anonymous said...

A vulture swooped in and saved us when my car died at a gas pump four states away from home!

Anonymous said...

The vultures are popular around here when the winter storms hit. It would be handy to have my own to whip through traffic, and maybe lend a hand!

Mundanemomma said...

The tow truck business is very competitive, which makes them have to be vultures. I found that out when I had to call the company that towed us from the accident DH had, and have them release our vehicle to another company that the insurance company wanted us to use. The guy asked me all kinds of questions, stating that sometimes other tow truck companies will try to "steal" other companies' vehicles!! Unbelievable!

Nicole said...

Ooh, I hate to see accidents. I never thought of tow trucks as vultures. I think of them as getting rid of the vehicles clogging the road!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

They may be vultures but they hopefully clear the traffic fast. My car stalled out on the highway and within only a few minutes and vulture tow truck came by and moved me out of the way. I was quite happy he was there so fast.

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I've never thought of tow trucks as vultures before but now I think every time I see one that image will pop into my mind!

I hope no one was seriously hurt in the accident.

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns