Tires right out of the Stone Age
I was picking up a trailer from a Laredo, TX yard, and the policy was all trailers that came back from Mexico had to be inspected by the shop before you could pull out with them.
I went into the shop to arrange for the inspection, and they were pulling some very nasty tires off a trailer. The shop manager asked me if I wanted to see something really weird, and he showed me concrete on the inside of several tires.
Don’t ask me how it got it in there, and if I had not seen it, I never would have believed it. There must have been a Murphy Story in there somewhere.
North Central, IL (between the beans and the corn)
I read your story, and the first thing that popped into my head was visions of Fred Flintstone. You know what I’m talking about. Fred, and everyone else in Bedrock, literally ran around in vehicles riding on stone tires (rounded off, of course).
How did concrete get inside several truck trailer tires? We may never know. Maybe the guy in the big rig in question was running low on fuel, couldn’t find a truck stop, got confused and out of desperation pulled into a concrete plant and said, “Fill ’er up and check the tires while you’re at it.” And the guys at the concrete plant were just as confused and, well, sh!# happens.
I don’t know. I’m obviously grasping at straws here. Maybe the guy wanted to set up a tetherball set in his backyard, needed a tire filled with concrete to hold the pole, and figured he could just drive the concrete-filled tire home…while it was still on his truck.
OK, I admit it, I have no idea how the concrete got in the tires. But I know this much: The minute you think you’ve seen everything in Murphy’s World, along comes something you ain’t never seen before. That’s what makes this job so interesting.
Murphy and Lucky Dog