An offer too good to drive past
SOME truckies travelling into Bundaberg in late May got an offer "too good to refuse", or at least that is how several described it.
A good looking lass aged in her twenties was chasing a lift with truckies and she tempted them to the extreme.
"She was a stripper who was chasing lifts and also just happened to have had a boob job. Her offer for anybody who would give her a lift was that she would show them her hardware," one truckie told Spy at a big roadhouse parking area on May 29.
He went on to say that one driver gave her a short lift and then got on the radio to let other truckies know.
"Truckies in the area came from everywhere looking for her to give her a lift," he said.
As you would expect somebody soon picked her up and many missed out including my informant.
The incident did the rounds on the trucking bush telegraph and one Victorian driver even contacted Spy to let him know.
Sober truckie passes the test
THE driver of a light truck in a big city continues to ponder his bad luck after being roadside breath tested for alcohol four times in a month.
Said truckie had been driving along and been pulled over by police as part of random breath testing campaigns.
There is no chance that he would have provided a positive reading on any occasion because he is a non drinker.
Not only that, the truckie is a committed member of the Salvation Army and regularly counsels alcoholics in a voluntary capacity.
Ironically many of those drinkers he speaks to are regular patrons at various hotels and none have ever been stopped for a RBT.
Our Salvo truckie fully supports the boys in blue for their continued campaigns telling Spy that they save lives.
Monk on the move
WHILE on the subject of religion, a number of truckies were puzzled when they spotted a monk walking along the Bruce Hwy at Giru on May 19.
A couple had even stopped to offer him a lift but that was politely declined and his presence in the area did the rounds on the truckies' radios.
Spy saw several at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse as they yarned about the sighting.
There was no possible explanation as to why the monk, who was in full regalia, would be out near such a busy highway.
He wasn't hitchhiking, was walking along as if meditating while on a spiritual journey. One wondered if there was a number of them living nearby in a monastery.
A truckie who had been at the popular Burdekin Races a day before has vowed to ask around and find out an explanation and requested Spy to do likewise.
Their wish is my command and after some investigations Spy discovered he is Chinese and is named Jinasiri the walking monk.
Aged 30, he left Coolangatta four months ago and has walked his way north and intends meditating on Magnetic Island.
Apparently hundreds if not thousands of truckies have seen him during his long walk.
The 30-year-old Monk had been a Sydney law student and later trained as Monk at a monastery in Canberra and eventually Sri Lanka.
Jinasiri has no possessions or money and relies of the kindness of strangers for food and sends good karma back to any Good Samaritans.
Unwelcome drop from the sky
SPY nearly choked on his cornflakes when told of this ripper which happened to two South Australian truckies.
They were walking together from a shopping centre near a roadhouse when the unexpected incident took place.
One wasn't wearing a hat and the other, obviously aware of the slip, slop, slap campaign, had one on his head.
Both felt some unknown substance land on them and much to their horror they looked up to see dozens of pigeons flying around.
Alas, they had been hit by bird poo. Now the bloke with the hat only had to wash it but the other poor fellow needed to shampoo his hair at the roadhouse shower.
Being good-natured lads they could even see the funny side of a joke at their expense compliments of a witty driver.
"It's a bird, no it's a plane, no it's Superman, oops I mean bird droppings," the wag quipped.
He was referring to a well known phrase from years ago used in Superman stories.
Generous start yields a NSW win
SEVERAL NSW truckies are quite a few dollars richer after the first State of Origin rugby league clash even though their side lost 18-10 to bitter rivals Queensland.
Each year they fork out some of their hard-earned "Oxford Scholars" and have a friendly flutter with some Queensland drivers.
For the first game they tried to squeeze some start out of the banana benders considering the Maroons were hot favourites after winning six series in a row.
The 10-point start they were given still seemed generous but proved just how confident the Queenslanders were that their side would beat the Blues easily.
"I was very happy to get such a handsome start for outsiders which they referred to as the Mexicans from south of their border. We backed a winner after backing a loser," one said.
Anyway the Cockroach supporters are expecting no such start for the last two games.
Then there are the truckies who traditionally have a game in the Island of Origin football series held for the past 26 years at remote Badu Island in the Torres Strait.
It is modelled on the State of Origin and was scheduled for the Queen's Birthday weekend but has been cancelled for 2012 due to a lack of volunteers to run it.