She’ll listen to you
GG—My wife is talking about driving with me. She’s checked into driving schools and told the kids and her parents. We’ve been happily married, probably because I’ve been on the road for 15 years of our 18-year marriage.
In fact, the last time she was in the truck was 10 years ago. Back then, she didn’t like to take showers or eat at truck stops, didn’t like that we couldn’t stop at flea markets or garage sales and had a fit when I told her she couldn’t sleep in on the weekends. When I’m on the road, the wheels roll.
On top of everything, my wife doesn’t have the sense of direction God gave a goose! This just doesn’t sound like a good idea to me.
Would you tell her what it’s really like out here? Here name is Becky H. She’ll listen to you before she listens to me.
Buck, no woman makes a snap decision to get a CDL, even around that time of the month or menopause. Ask Becky this: “What do you hope to gain by becoming a trucker?” If I ask her, you’ll be forking out tuition before she reads the end of my note. And then ask yourself is what the harm in trying?
Incidentally, I have less than no sense of direction, even took the truck 200 miles off course and nearly ran over a cow. Since then, my co-driver gave me very clear directions before he laid his head down, and I handled the paperwork and customer/dispatch interactions, which were not his strengths. Can you do that Buck, be a good teammate for your wife? Do you want to try?
I expect a bumpy ride for you two until this is settled.
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