Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Had a car accident


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-27-2009, 11:22 AM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default Had a car accident

I went for a drive with my friend to Ontario, fishtailed on the highway on the way back to Montreal this morning.

Lesson learned, don't drive a vehicle without 4WD in Canada.

Don't go into Justin's territory, or I will die.

I'm used to driving the truck with 4WD, but my friend borrowed a car which was a complete piece of crap, "Sunfire", but better on gas. My friend doesn't know how to drive, so that's why I had to, for 9 hours straight. My knuckles were white, my feet were cramped. I took my hand off the wheel and felt a sharp pain in it, Jesus... Worst idea in a long time.


We left Montreal around 2am, got back at 11am. Allllllllll highway.

5 hours of pitch black... With barely 10 feet of visibility ahead of us. Very tricky without decent high beams.

9 hours of rain, slush, & ice.... Highway plows...

After we fishtailed all over the highway, I pulled a stunt I learned awhile back from a t.v show & redirected the vehicle, just as we collided into a snow bank, nearly falling off the edge of the highway.

We were fine, other drivers weren't around at that time, so everything's good. No dents..

The reason for the accident was my friend assumed last second that our exit was a few meters away from us. Well, "his shortcut". I thought GREAT, because we're almost out of gas!

He was wrong. Not our exit anyway.

So we continued driving & I was only going 80KM/H all the way back to Montreal, pissing off every driver around us.

I drove the minimum speed because I thought one of our front tires got slashed, I felt an annoying wobble. But nope, that's just Montreal's crappy roads making us believe there is a problem with our vehicles. I had a sigh of relief knowing we were home, & put on our horrible radio station.


I believe we fishtailed because I'm a 4WD truck guy, & I was stuck driving the worst car on the planet. It has a great turn radius, sure, but the momentum of the vehicle warps with any slight movement. It can barely maneuver at 80KM/H, which is something I was not used to, I was also very fatigued... frustrated. And I had a fever lol.


If I go to Ontario again, the truck is coming. I don't care about the $ of gas. I'm bringing snacks, & will have a real destination.


Friend called & said the car actually only had 2 snow tires on... Argggg.

Disaster.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 12-27-2009, 12:29 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by BREEZE2009 View Post
Don't go into Justin's territory, or I will die.

I'm used to driving the truck with 4WD, but my friend borrowed a car which was a complete piece of crap, "Sunfire", but better on gas. My friend doesn't know how to drive, so that's why I had to, for 9 hours straight. My knuckles were white, my feet were cramped. I took my hand off the wheel and felt a sharp pain in it, Jesus... Worst idea in a long time.


If I go to Ontario again, the truck is coming. I don't care about the $ of gas. I'm bringing snacks, & will have a real destination.


Friend called & said the car actually only had 2 snow tires on... Argggg.

Disaster.
You mean you drove for 9 hrs and you didn't come see me

Next time, try and check the weather before you leave

Should come chill with me this summer haha
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-28-2009, 03:55 AM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin_time View Post
You mean you drove for 9 hrs and you didn't come see me

Next time, try and check the weather before you leave

That would have made things too easy!

Should come chill with me this summer haha
I should! We can go cut some grass & have a few beers later on!

I wonder who has actually met one another from the gopher forum????

Let's all go to Steve's house, hahahaha!


Last time was pretty good;
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-28-2009, 09:53 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,009
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I am glad you are all ok.

You got me thinking about winter accidents LOL

I remember once I had this car that I thought it would be funny to put it in reverse and ram this snow mound. I hit it and slid pretty high up it and then was able to slide back down and I thought it was sooooo funny. Until the next time I went to get gas and realized my gas tank would only take about half the gas it normally took.

I scratched my head for a moment and climbed underneath the car to find that I had collapsed the gas tank. Smooshed it to about half it's original size.

Lesson learned, don't ram snow mounds in reverse with your car.

__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP! I deleted some invoices on Accident Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 08-01-2005 06:32 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hi everyone!
greenwavemedia
Yesterday 03:22 PM
Today 11:21 AM
by Lawnline
2 39
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
Today 11:12 AM
by Lawnline
6 642
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
Today 10:30 AM
by Lawnline
16 18,394
Z246 Deck change question
JohnsLawnCare
Yesterday 01:47 PM
Yesterday 06:38 PM
by Steve
1 34
DIY Sprayer
acrajchel
Yesterday 09:13 AM
Yesterday 06:36 PM
by Steve
1 34
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
Yesterday 06:20 PM
by Steve
15 559
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
Yesterday 06:18 PM
by Steve
23 5,962
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
Yesterday 06:11 PM
by Steve
10 214
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
Yesterday 03:06 PM
by greenwavemedia
5 10,496
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
Yesterday 02:49 PM
by greenwavemedia
9 1,474
New Business Owner
danesdanglas87
07-20-2016 12:31 PM
07-21-2016 05:04 PM
by Steve
2 108
Question about...
Bradcook21
07-18-2016 05:22 PM
07-19-2016 04:38 PM
by Steve
2 129
Hello from Watertown New...
lawnmanrick81
07-19-2016 03:57 PM
07-19-2016 04:11 PM
by Steve
1 74
Gutter Cleaning Tool
DanielThomas
07-18-2016 08:23 AM
07-18-2016 04:36 PM
by Steve
1 103
Starting on a lawn care...
Coco3465
07-16-2016 11:26 AM
07-17-2016 09:20 AM
by Steve
1 131
Aspiring Company Owner
TJ136
07-12-2016 05:12 AM
07-15-2016 02:52 PM
by SC93
6 232
Hi Everyone
JavelinaLawn
07-10-2016 07:29 PM
07-13-2016 02:01 PM
by Chilehead
5 767
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
by Lawnline
0 403
Custom Canopies
JohnsLawnCare
07-12-2016 08:38 AM
07-12-2016 04:14 PM
by Steve
1 277
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
07-11-2016 03:53 PM
by Steve
4 294
John Deere JS40 issues
Mr. Mow
07-06-2016 01:28 PM
07-11-2016 03:52 PM
by Steve
3 222
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
07-11-2016 11:18 AM
by DanielThomas
15 1,775
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
07-11-2016 09:11 AM
by Chilehead
9 3,307
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
07-07-2016 05:07 PM
by Steve
11 10,554
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
07-07-2016 05:00 PM
by Steve
4 264
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
07-07-2016 04:53 PM
by Steve
24 1,273
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
07-05-2016 12:38 PM
by Chilehead
6 379
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
07-05-2016 11:54 AM
by Steve
14 881
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
07-04-2016 09:19 AM
by LawnPerfection
9 1,710
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
07-02-2016 03:41 AM
by markty
27 1,948
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-28-2016 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 699
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
06-28-2016 02:11 PM
by Chilehead
2 274
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-28-2016 11:02 AM
by Brownieboy
1,253 440,348
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:57 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:57 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy