I don’t know if it’s good luck or bad

That is how it goes with me

Take my truck for instance

I drive a 1998 Toyota Tacoma for work

One morning I pull into the parking lot, coming off the highway, and the drivers side wheel falls off as I pull into my parking spot

It’s a bad ball joint and it just fell apart

So I get a new one and replace it

Just as I am finishing up a couple of my guys come in and offer to finish up for me

Having paperwork to do I let them wrap it up

About two months later I pull into the parking lot and as I pull into my parking spot the drivers side wheel falls off

The ball joint has fallen apart because the nut fell off because my guys forgot to install the retention pin

So I buy a new joint and install it start to finish myself making sure the pin is in

About a week later just as I am pulling out of my driveway I blow out the drivers side front  tire

Back in the driveway and switch cars

About a month later I run up to the office to let one of the guys in for something he forgot

I am driving home and I am in my neighborhood

I just turned onto my street with about 5 houses to go and Bam!

Drivers side front wheel falls off and rolls up into the neighbors yard

I don’t even hesitate , I just floor it shooting sparks and carving a groove down the road and into my drive way

Now I have to go and retrieve my wheel

I look at the truck and I don’t have lug nut one

I found the whole pile of them right where I turned the corner 2 days later

Oversized lugs nuts, who would have guessed?

The repair consisted of a set of new lug nuts

Sounds like bad luck right?

Except I have that truck on the highway every single day

There is busy highway between my home and work

If any of those events happened on the highway, I would have been toast

Good luck?

Not really, but it sure could have been a whole lot worse bad luck

2 responses to “I don’t know if it’s good luck or bad

    • That’s my whole life Phil. I’ve been hit by a car doing 55, intravenous hit by a 6′ diamond back, struck by lightning twice and more, yet here I am

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