When you are a professional truck driver, you eventually see things on the road that you will never forget. From bad experiences, such as accidents or natural disasters, to memorable instances, like meeting a famous person or witnessing a miracle on the road.
As was the case for one of Road Scholar Transport’s drivers, Dale Porreca, who had an unexpected experience many would dream of.
Dale was full of stories but only had time for a quick one before he had to get back on the road.
He told me about an instance where he stopped at a truck stop in Tennessee for a cup of coffee. As he walked into the building, a large tour bus pulled up and several people got out. One of the women from the bus walked into the truck stop and made her way over to the counter where Dale was making his coffee. Looking at him she asked, “Can you pass me the sugar, Sugar?”
“So I passed it to her thinking nothing of it,” Dale said.
But what Dale didn’t realize was who he had just spoken to.
When the woman left the building, another woman came up to Dale and asked, “Do you know who that was?” Of course, Dale did not.
“That was Loretta Lynn, the country singer!”
Dale was surprised to find out that Loretta lived down the road from the truck stop and went there all the time.
“I didn’t even recognize her!” he said astonished.
You can be assured that the next time Dale visits that TN truck stop, he’ll think twice about who’s asking him to pass the sugar.
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