I had to make a quick trip into St. Louis last night (well, not all the way into the city, but to the outskirts) and as I was driving up the road I noticed a very pretty truck in front of me that had all these huge antennas all over it. I was pondering what the antennas might be for as I slow, but surely caught up to him. As I was getting ready to pass him I saw a sticker on his car that said, “Hamm Radio.” Cool, I thought. Kind of a neat hobby. I was interested to see the person driving because I’ve never seen a Hamm Radio operator before. Pretty sure it would be a nerdy looking character. As I passed I glanced in his drivers side window he was every bit as nerdy as I expected him to look, but what really blew my mind is that he had what looked like a users manual propped up on the steering wheel. He glanced my direction as I passed (I’m surprised he could be bothered to look up from his reading) and I just shook my head at him. I mean, seriously folks! I thought texting and driving was bad!!! I was speechless! Who reads a manual while driving down a road? We’re not in Kansas where you can go for hundreds of miles without so much as a turn in the road. We’re in Missouri where it’s hilly and curvy! Ridiculous! I hope his insurance is paidup.
(One Moment In Time will have to wait until tomorrow or Monday. I just couldn’t wait to tell you about Mr. Hamm.)