I’ve been with Road Scholar for 16 years. During this time, several things stand out that I can remember…things I think about from time to time.
My first week here I stopped at a phone booth, in which I found a wallet. It was full of money and several credit cards. I contacted the owner but he was not at home. He finally contacted me about a week later and recalled leaving it there but didn’t realize it until the next evening when he tried to check into a motel. He was very grateful that I found it and told me that he mentioned to his wife that he knew he probably wouldn’t get it back. He was so grateful in fact, that he told me to keep the money in the wallet as a reward.
There was another time I can remember where I left Fitchburg, MA going to Bennington, NH to pick up a load of paper. It was raining that day and I knew that on the way back it would probably be icy. Well the last hill before I got back was about a mile long and at the bottom you had to turn left or right. When I approached the hill it was all ice and when I started down the hill, my truck started to jackknife. All the way down I was turning the wheel hard to the left and right trying to straighten out. Finally when I got to the bottom, the truck and the trailer straightened out and I was able to stop. I got out of the truck and fell because the road was still all ice. All the way down the hill I was praying and I believe that the Lord stopped that truck for me.
One other event happened when I was coming south on 95 in Connecticut into New York. As I approached the cross expressway, the road split. I-95 goes to the right and I-278 goes to the left. I stayed to the right onto I-95 but when I did, the traffic was stopped and so I hit my brakes. The road was all ice and my truck and trailer went around in a circle one and a half times.
When my vehicle came to a stop, I was in the southbound lanes facing the wrong direction. I looked to my rear and there was a car in the right lane totaled from an accident and so I called 911. They were there in less than a minute and the officer told me that she was there to investigate the wrecked car. Soon after, the fire department arrived with a truck and an ambulance.
I started to turn my truck around when a car came around the corner and didn’t see me. All I could do was sit there and watch the car hit me head on. The car was totaled. The girl driving it
got out and asked me if I was all right. From the looks of her car I thought she was badly injured but she didn’t have a scratch on her.
Overall, I enjoy working at Road Scholar. I especially enjoy working with my fellow employees. No company is perfect but I’m glad to have been employed here and enjoy most of the work that I do.