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Truckers Describe The Strangest Things They've Ever Seen In Passing Cars

Truckers Describe The Strangest Things They've Ever Seen In Passing Cars
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Truckers drive long stretches of road across the country, and the vista is not always a scenic one.


The view of prairies, farmlands, and desert can go on for miles, and the appreciation for them can quickly fade, leaving nothing but the radio to keep drivers behind the wheel stimulated.

Thankfully, they share the road with other drivers who offer a passing glimpse into their world from inside their vehicles.

Curious to hear about some of the strange sights seen on the road, Redditor randomuser0375 asked:

"Truckers of Reddit, what are some of the stranger things you’ve seen from your elevated vantage point looking down into other cars?"

Peculiar sights briefly distracted these drivers from paying attention to the road ahead.

King Of The Road

"I saw a lion in a car. Real one."

– DeliciousRedStuff

Burger Holder

"Obligatory not a trucker but I saw a woman eating a cheeseburger from the front pocket of her shirt while driving."

"Thought it was hilarious."

– KuroiSuisei

A New Friend

"Well the strangest thing I’ve ever had happen to me was a woman trying to pass me (loaded going up a hill) she succeeded until I went down the hill. Then on the next hill, she drove by me, and smiled then waved."

"I was so taken aback I didn’t know how to react. Usually, they’re pissed, but she was smiling and waving while drinking her morning coffee."

– bL0oDlUsT218

Furry Passenger

"Strangest thing I've seen was a goat riding in the passengers seat like a person -- even had a seatbelt on."

– v3gas21

Variety Show

"In heavy traffic around Boston, on the Tobin Bridge, this guy reading a full-size newspaper, unfolded and completely obscuring his view. Every now and then he would fold down one corner slightly, and creep forward."

"A bunch of different women steering with their knees, putting on makeup in the rear view mirror. A guy watching a movie on his cell phone. He was all over the road, speed all over the place."

"Have seen people shaving, changing clothes, etc."

"A surprising number of people drive without pants."

– Scrounger888

Soups And Signing

"Came up next this slow-moving driver, looked over and she was eating a BOWL OF SOUP."

"I guess she was driving slow to try to reduce spilling as much as possible. Like... put it in a thermos or a bowl with lid or... eat something not liquid?!"

"Also, there's this couple I've seen a couple times near the yard. Passenger must be deaf, because the driver is signing to them, and has to look over for several seconds straight to see them signing back."

– xrbxwingless

A New Passenger

"Lady giving birth...so much blood."

– AH0LE_

It takes talent.

Strike A Chord

"Saw a guy practicing his guitar while driving."

– suburbanhero22

Showing Some Brass

"I once saw a guy driving on I-35 in a minivan playing a trumpet. And no, that isn't a euphemism for anything."

– Newbaumturk69

Pleasure Cruise Control

"As an aside me and some buddies were driving on the interstate through a tight gorge with winding curves and it had to be 3 or 4 in the morning. My friend who’s riding up front looks out the window and starts laughing hysterically. We finally get him to calm down enough to tell us what he saw. Come to find out, he saw a truck driver watching porn while jacking it all while pulling a 53’ heavily loaded flatbed trailer in the dark."

– smokeshowwalrus

Multi-Tasker

"A lady trying to change her baby's diaper while steering with her damn knees."

– No-Inspector-420

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Meal Prep

"My dad is a truck driver for 20+ years. Many sex acts… but my favorite is: a lady with a cutting board on her lap, cutting up fruit and putting it into a bowl on the passenger seat. Yes.. while driving. Making a damn fruit salad on the road."

– jammf_is_bae

Exhibitionists? Perhaps.

Fast Clothes Change

"It was night time.. saw another truck driver with the interior cab lights on in texas on I35."

"Guy was using cruise control and was out of the driver seat butt naked and changing clothes while going down the road at 65mph."

– monofloyed

To See And Be Seen

"You got your bjs, girls flashing, arguments and throwing things at each other, applying make-up in the little sun blocker mirror while driving."

"But my all time favorite 2 is the little dog humping a subway bag in the front seat and the white kid that caught me catching him watching porn on his tablet in the back seat... hope 2022 is even better."

– Nymbus00

Pleasure Trips

"Over the years I’ve seen people (while driving) eating, writing, watching TV, doing crossword puzzles, getting dressed, putting on makeup and painting fingernails."

– slawhammer011

It Was Thanksgiving 2015

"Driving near midnight in Michigan around Thanksgiving 2015. The interstates in Michigan have a lower speed limit for trucks than for standard autos, plus average drivers speed more than truckers since a lot of the company rigs are governed anyways."

"So I was used to whatever cars were on the road blowing past me. Saw headlights in the mirror and expected to get passed in a minute, but no one passed me. Looked down to see a small truck like a ford ranger matched speed with me, interior lights on, pants pulled down to his knees as he drove."

"As soon as he saw me, he clicked the light off and sped away. Craziest thing I saw in my year on the road."

– captjacksparrowshat

It's an unsettling thought to think of so many people sharing the road who are not actually fully focused on driving.

Texting and driving is illegal in some parts of the country, but there ought to be regulations on other driving offenses, like, oh, pleasuring onself with one hand on the wheel.

Because how embarrassing would it be for drivers to get caught in a traffic accident with their pants down.

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Men Who've Gotten A Vasectomy Share Their Experiences

Reddit user GaleNotTheWind asked: 'Men of Reddit who have gotten a vasectomy, what was your experience?'

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According to the Cleveland Clinic, over 50 million men have had a vasectomy.

Although avoiding sexual intercourse is the only effective way to avoid pregnancy, the male birth control procedure still has a low failure rate.

Those who are apprehensive about having a vasectomy fear the following: pain, impact on sex life, effectiveness, and side effects like cancer. (The National Cancer Institute and the American Urological Association have found that the procedure does not increase the risk of prostate cancer).

To seek some reassurance, Redditor GaleNotTheWind asked:

"Men of Reddit who have gotten a vasectomy, what was your experience?"

Guys discuss what happened after the snipping.

Making Sure

"For the love of God, do the follow-up appointment. The last thing you want is to be accidentally playing with a loaded gun."

– sleepypanda59

Wise To Wait

"The paper work I got for mine which was done less than 2 weeks ago said that you could have sex 2-3 days after but... definitely said to wait another few days."

– SisterPhister666

Follow Post-Surgical Procedures Or Else

"Had it done twice while living in Japan no less. Why twice? The first one failed."

"... apparently, so did the second (says my now 6 year old daughter)."

– shoelessmarcelshell

These men found that the procedure itself wasn't a big deal.

Assurance

"I was super anxious, but I had a great procedure. I was more freaked out about the shot of numbing agent to the balls, but it was legit nothing to worry about."

– Reddit

Normal In No Time

"Little operation, blue balls and no wanking for a week, then back to normal but without getting anyone pregnant."

– Bright_Composer_3901

"Made the mistake of having a pop after a couple of days. Jesus, the regret."

– Alante

Best Money Ever Spent

"When I woke up after the anesthesia - yes I asked to be put under, best $55 (after insurance) I ever spent - the caffeine headache I had upon waking was the most painful part. The preoperative instructions were nothing but water the evening before, no water for 4 hours before going under. The Safeway brand cola that the angel aftercare nurse brought me was pure refreshment."

– HarrumphingDuck

Cherry On Top

"Local anesthesia stings for a second or two then all you can feel is tugging after all is done the pain I would describe is like blue balls for like 2 days tops. I took a week off work recommend by doctor since I’m a construction worker and the heavy lifting but I felt like after day 3 I was good to go. Cons: minor pain discomfort, no hanky panky until last semen sample came out clear. Pros: , no unplanned pregnancies(it’s still possible very rarely)."

– Secure_Requirement84

Some final thoughts.

Only Pros

"To me, the only bad part was the smell of the cauterization of my vas deferens.. the procedure was fine. Local anesthesia before and during just felt slight tugging no pain. Recovery was easy. No pain. No cons. Only pros. And if absolutely need be it’s reversible. Much easier and less invasive than a woman getting her tubes tied and significantly less harmful than birth control. I’m an advocate. Get it done!"

– PunchARacist

One Unsettling Thing

"For me, it wasn’t the smell but watching the little puffs of smoke during the cauterization. That was truly and deeply unsettling."

"Otherwise, yeah, nothing major to report. Stayed in bed for a day watching old horror movies and assembling a Lego plant. Pretty much business as usual after that."

– GuestCartographer

The One Constant

"Got a vasectomy, it worked. Got it reversed, that worked.... twice Got another vasectomy...17 years later, all good. Just go to a legit great Dr. I mean top of the field Dr. For ANY messsin around down there. Vasectomy is WAY easier now than 25-30 years ago. In/out in an hour... The only thing that hasn't changed? ... The bag of frozen peas ..😂"

– richwat00

Vasectomies are performed via two methods, the incision vasectomy or a no-scalpel vasectomy, and both use local anesthesia to numb the scrotum.

Always consult a healthcare provider before undergoing the procedure and–most importantly–make sure you don't want to have children or that you and your spouse don't want to add additional family members.

Based on the anecdotes above, there's nothing to fear, so feel free to man up and get to snipping.

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I've always enjoyed a good scare on film and my Mother indulged my preferences as she also loved a good horror film.

While we thoroughly enjoyed a good Disney movie together, I was also allowed to watch Jaws, The Exorcist and The Omen before I was 10 years old.

Slashers and sci-fi frights were good, but to me the most effective scares involved nightmarish scenarios that might easily happen in the not so distant future.

For me, growing up Roman Catholic meant demonic possession and the AntiChrist were on the list of plausible fears.

But what films offered possible Hellscapes for others?

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Infidelity in marriages isn't as widespread as people think. While some cynics would have us believe faithful partners are scarce, they account for over 4 out of 5 spouses.

Still, 16% of married couples in the United States admitted to being unfaithful at some point in their marriage.

And 57% of divorces were due to cheating.

In marriages where infidelity occurs, but doesn't result in divorce, the loss of trust is still a problem. It can make emotional and physical intimacy challenging.

So why do people cheat instead of ending their relationship before moving on?

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When it comes to flirting, everyone has their preferences of how they like to be flirted with. Some people like cleverly crafted pickup lines.

I always thought pickup lines were a cheap way to get someone's attention. That being said, there are some good ones out there. I've been on the receiving end of both. "On a scale from one to America, how free are you tonight?" and, "You must be the square root of two because I feel irrational around you."

Both got me to engage in conversation, and I even dated the guy who used the first one for a while.

I'm not the only one that knows some good pickup lines. Redditors have both heard and used some pickup lines and are eager to share their favorites.

It all started when Redditor Sauce_Dealer420 asked:

"What's the best pickup line of all time?"

Read It And See

"You put the sexy in dyslexic."

– koookyko

"This made me laugh so hard."

"Because I can read properly."

– TappedIn2111

I'm Hooked

"This girl I used to work with and I went to a bar after work and we’re having fun, and she leans over to tell me a joke. And she says:"

"Three boy mice and a girl mouse were all stuck in a room with no doors and no windows. One of the boy mice asked the girl mouse how to get out and she said, “Sleep with me tonight, and I’ll tell you in the morning.""

"The next day, he is gone. The second boy mouse asks the girl mouse how he got out and she says, “Sleep with me tonight, and I’ll tell you in the morning.""

"Next day, he’s gone too."

"So now the girl telling me this joke says to me, “Do you want to know how the last mouse gets out of the box?”

"And I say “yes.""

"And she says, “Sleep with ME tonight, and I’ll tell you in the morning”. All this while staring me in the eyes and smiling."

"I said, “Check please bartender!!""

"I forgot to ask her in the morning, but that was the best pickup line I’ve ever heard."

– reb678

Statistics

"The odds we sleep together are 50% because half of us agree so far."

– AlfheimKitteh

"Math is always super sexy."

– Acceptable-News-6811

Money, Money, Money

"Hey girl, are you the English financial system? Because I'm about to give you a weak pound."

– onemanwolfpack21

"Yo girl, do you know exchange rates? Because Euro 10."

– kkirchhoff

Winner, Winner

""Are you a magician? Cuz every time I look at you, everyone else disappears.""

"This line got me a wife and three kids. 😊"

– PRSHZ

One Liners

"Are you a beaver? Cuz damn."

– Starry_Night-

"If you were a fruit you'd be a fineapple."

– Slainna

"Hi, do you want to go for a ride on a Harley?"

"(My name is Harley) 😁"

– OMNIxvTRIX

No Losers

"If I asked you for a date would the answer to that question be the same as the answer to this question?"

– SchemePale6222

"I got blue screen in my head."

"Explain please."

– TastyToothpasta

"You can't lose. Say no, the answer is yes. Say yes, the answer is also yes."

"Dang sounds kinda creepy writing it out like that. Still clever wordplay though."

– Steeze_Schralper6968

Clever

"My go-to was always:"

"I used to be a history teacher, so I know lots of important dates. Want to help me make another one?"

"A little corny, but it usually worked."

– StuffToday

Refreshing

"That one actually worked with my ex on the first try."

"-Hey, do you like water?"

"-Yes."

"-Then you like me in 70% already."

– azurskyy

Sneaky

"Would you date a complete stranger?"

"If she says “yes” you’re in."

If she says “no.”

“Then allow me to introduce myself.”"

– Blastspark01

Playing Coy

"Once a girl came to me and told there was somebody who thought I was cute."

"I asked her who and she said “Me.""

– evil_boy4life

Prop Lines

"You have to have a handful of limes available to do this:"

"Hold the limes, drop the limes in front of the lucky person. Then say 'Sorry, I'm not very good at pick up limes.'"

– cannibalcats

Egg-cellent

"Best one that worked for me was:"

"Me: How do you like your eggs?"

"Her: Over easy, why?"

"Me: Just making sure I have things right for when I make you breakfast in the morning."

– Radiant_Boss4342

The Best Line

"How you doin?"

– 2x4x93

"There was a time when this was the ONLY line you could use!"

– JohnsLong_Silver

That line would definitely work on me!