Don’t Worry

Photo copyright: J H C

Photo copyright: J Hardy Carrol

The hum of the engine dropped to a silent purr as Donald brought the truck to a halt. “What you think lad will she do”. I thought for a moment, then replied “perfectly”. Well the die was now cast, I handed over the cash and the truck was mine.

Of course the box trailer had been part of the deal, well what can anyone do with a trailer once the cab is sold. Well quite a lot as it so happens. First I found a lay-by, then set to work, sign writing was not my thing, but I reckon I did a good job.

For the contracts started rolling in. First old Mr Bridge wanted a load of pallets shifting, he did not care what I did with them “just shift em lad, get rid of them”. I made a nice profit on selling some of them on to Mr Wotton, who asked me to shift a old chicken shed. Like old Bridge, he just wanted rid of it.

Now I’ve got my first home, for the shed was a sound ex-army hut, I used the remaining pallets to fenced around it.

What did I write on the trailer? Why of course – Tom’s Removal’s – Cheapest in Town.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Sunday Fiction

    Perfect use for it. Maybe I should do that. You reckon I should learn to drive first though? Haha. I like how you chose an element from the background.

    1. Michael Humphris

      If it was me I would sit in the cab and write each day. Save’s on fuel and driving lessons.

  2. Iain Kelly

    Good initiative there! Nice take Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Iain –

  3. J Hardy Carroll

    “Make sure you paint out where it says LICENSED & BONDED!”

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you J – For some reason I can’t send you any comments – but I always pleased to read your stories. Tom’s thinking of adapting the trailer into a bar. So just taped over Licensed and Bonded

  4. Keith's Ramblings

    Briliant take on the picture. Tom is quite the entrepreneur it sems!

    The Other Side – my story

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Keith, your story ‘the other side’ reminded me how vulnerable people are.

  5. Sascha Darlington

    Sounds like a shrewd fellow!

    1. Michael Humphris

      He certainly is, Thank you Sascha

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