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Traffic Talk: No matter the route, bad luck may be lurking

Don Gammill: A little bad luck here and there is just a fact of life. No matter what route you take, there's going to be a time when something happens.
BY DON GAMMILL Published: April 15, 2013
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It can happen to anyone, and more than likely, it will at some point.

A little bad luck here and there is just a fact of life. No matter what route you take, there's going to be a time when something happens.

If you say you've never had an unexpected misfortune while making a trip, I offer this: You just haven't had your turn yet.

For instance ...

I got a chuckle out of your story recently about having a flat — and a flat spare — on your short trip years ago that forced you to dismantle part of your wife's car and cross a busy highway during rush hour to get it fixed.

I can imagine how you felt when that happened. I felt fortunate that I had never done that and that I have been pretty lucky in all my years of driving.

Then, two days after reading your story, I ran out of gas on a country road and had to call for help. When the auto club guy brought me enough gas to get me back to town and had left, I noticed I had a five-gallon can of gas in the bed of my pickup. Then, it hit me. My son had brought it to me that morning for the riding mower and I had forgotten about it.

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