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Old 08-02-2018, 06:43 AM   #197
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Default Re: tell a Model A related story

It's in the way it is said.

A story about my candid or undiplomatic demeanour as compared to that of my loader driver’s.
In the early 80’s I spread a rather large paddock with urea. A conola crop. Driving my loader was a bloke by the name of John McNaught. John worked hard loading 50kg bags into the bucket then the aeroplane hopper. The turn around times were quick. John fairly sweated and never kept me waiting.
A semi arrived with another 35 ton and the driver was impatient to unload. He told me so. I responded by saying he wouldn’t be getting away before 4pm. Well that made him most unhappy. He approached John and John told him “we’ll do our very best”. Well that made him happy. Not happy enough to help John lift these bags, but he was happy.
He departed after 4pm but was happy.
Today Gary is an old cropduster partly broken down and John owns 35 trucks, all B doubles.
The loader photo was shot about early eighties and the B double just one of 35. It is an online shot and yes it is John's.
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