It's a Team's Life
I Love You
A lady who was new to the industry and selling a product that helps with fuel mileage was asking questions about what all we have on our dash. She had attended a workshop and one lady had brought up distractions. I raised my hand and said our important gauges are where we can see them easily as we scan our driver's side mirror, our dash, and then to the right mirror. It is just part of what we see and comprehend and we do not study the readout.
She went on talking to as about team driving, staying on the road for a long period of time, and staying married. We talked about relationships and how living in a small area adds stress to a marriage and also enriches the marriage. Not many husband and wives lay down at night trusting their spouse to make good decisions so they do not die in their sleep. This changes any relationship as we have to trust our spouse or driving partner.
We discussed how our business and personal lives are intertwined and we could be in the middle of a heated argument and load offer comes in and we have to put the argument on hold. By the time the load has been picked up and delivered we have usually forgotten why we were so upset, to begin with.
The talk went on to how so many couples we meet out on the road talk highly of their spouse and very very seldom do we hear anything derogatory. This was not common in our former lives as the wife or the husband could be heard often complaining about their spouse from very minor things to where we often wondered why in the world they stayed married.
After this lady walked away I was talking to this other team member and she said, “Something I forget to say that I used to say all of the time, I LOVE you”. We are all together so much and we very seldom really walk away from each other to go do something different I had not realized I do not say that much anymore. Just the opposite can be true when saying the words “I love you” with no meaning, the saying just becomes just words.
When was the last time you said “I love you” with meaning?
Bob & Linda Caffee
Saint Louis MO
Expediters since January 2005
Expediting isn't just trucking, it's a lifestyle;
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