“Dude, crank it to the left!”
I’m on “vacation” this week, which means I’m writing you from a trailer on the Oregon coast. I was backing my travel trailer into the campsite when a voice boomed from the bushes: “Dude, crank it to the left!”
This 6′ 4″ guy with a buzz-cut emerges from the bushes and starts barking orders at me. “You’re gonna hit the bush. Stop… no slower… turn it… Nope, start over.”
Without thinking, I followed his orders and assumed he knew what he talked about. My wife was at the back of the campsite, guiding me, but I quickly lost sight of her as I tried to follow his directions.
The third time I had to circle the campsite and re-approach, he walked over to my wife and asked, “Is this his first time backing in a trailer??”
“Nope, we’ve done it many times by ourselves.”
Surprised, he paused and went back to his campsite. When I pulled up, he was gone, and Amy and I backed it in without any problems.
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