Watch out for the fire extinguishers in the middle lane

We’re on our way down to Boston for my grad. We got only an hour away from home in our rental van when a truck blew a tire and left debris all over the road, including a large fire extinguisher rolling all around.

Guess who hit it?

I phoned the rental company’s roadside assistance. “What was a fire hydrant doing in the middle of the road?” he asked. “Fire extinguisher!” I said (or was it yelled?)

We finally got it all sorted out. The truck company has arranged to pay damages directly to the rental company. We have a new van and we’re back on the road, a couple hours late. And it could have been much worse.

I’ll be on the lookout for more fire extinguishers for the rest of our trip, I assure you. Fool me once…

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada