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Family Problems

I work with a woman who's family life is a challenge. She came over to my desk the other day venting.

Her husband drives a truck, a semi truck. He owns a beat up old pickup that runs sometimes but mostly never. Often he calls her to come pick him up for work. She comes in early but around 10:00 he'll call her for a ride into work. She'll go fetch him, take him to work, and return.

The kids are a handfull. The son took the family car and they didn't see him for over a week. The police called and told them they found their abandoned car wrecked in a ditch. The boy, now 21, called later that week but didn't want to tell them were he was. She was glad he wasn't coming home for a while.

On another day she got a call at work from her girls at home who said that the police have surrounded the home and wanted to gain entry to search for a felon. The girls let them in. Turns out they were looking for a guy that had stole her husband's truck. Next she's on the phone with the cops saying: "Well I hardly think a guy who stole my husband's truck would hide out in my house!"

But the cops were following up on a shooting. One of the bullets came through her house and nearly missed her teenage daughter.

I do wonder, has she considered moving?

If you own a home with wheels on it and several cars without, you just might be a redneck." -Jeff Foxworthy

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