I followed an oil tanker from Oklahoma today. The little slogan underneath the state name said “OK!”
This is most midwest thing I have ever seen, and I regularly consume fried pickles. Such a positive experience to have on the road. Nothing bad, nothing exceptional just “ok!”
The driver had to pick this plate too. There are at least 83 specialty plate options in the state. That’s quite a few to choose from and this driver opted for “ok!”
I feel like I know the driver. I feel like I am the driver.
Today’s Driver: Sure, yeah.
Allard Wilcox from Tulsa, Oklahoma is a big fan of Dick Wolf shows, smothered burritos and cat memes on Facebook. Allard does not like people who chew with their mouths open, duck hunting season, and adult coloring books. He’s a middle of the road sort of guy. Unless, of course, he’s driving in which case being a middle of the road kind of guy is being a really-bad-at-their-job kind of guy. Allard loves to make that joke at the company picnic every year.
Allard has a shipment of decorative vases in the freight car attached to his truck bed. He saw one, didn’t care for it. He won’t let anyone know of this opinion, because as he puts it, “who cares what I think?” He likes life to be okay. If he says life is amazing, people ask questions. If he describes his life as pretty boring, people suggests ways to spice things up. When he says life is “okay”, people shrug and say things like, “can’t ask for much more, eh?”
Allard is not non-committal or without conviction, far from it. He’s been with his company for fifteen years and will defend his favorite baseball team to his death if need be, but he balances those strong opinions with absolutely not caring about the E! television network, most CBS shows and the words of Teddy Roosevelt.
He always responds to long-haul assignments with a “Sure, yeah, okay,” grabs his paperwork, hops in his truck and goes. He’s an “okay” guy through and through.
Allard Wilcox of Tulsa, Oklahoma is sort of my hero right now.
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