Being from Texas, it stands to reason that I like pork rinds...or pork skins, as I call 'em.
Most truck drivers seem to like 'em because they are a good snack to enjoy while driving down the road. Most of the time, that is!
Sometimes, it's better not to have anything at all...as this story shows!
Trucker chokes on pork rind, jackknifes rigAssociated Press
July 13, 2010, 7:50AM
BLAINE, Wash. — A Washington State Patrol trooper says the driver of a FedEx tractor-trailer rig choked on some spicy pork rinds, lost control of his truck on an interstate and jackknifed it before coming to a stop in a muddy ditch.
From the Bellingham Herald: Trooper Keith Leary says Edward Sutherland was driving his rig southbound from Blaine near the Canadian border Monday when he began choking and veered from the southbound lanes across the median into northbound lanes of Interstate 5.
The trooper says the truck didn't hit any vehicles. Leary says the 42-year-old driver suffered minor injuries and will be cited for driving with wheels off the roadway.
Now I can't help but wonder what the guy was using to wash the snack down with. Don't suppose it could have been whatever was being used to wash the pork skins down that might have contributed to the jack knife, ya reckon?
Now, my friends, how about some fresh coffee on the patio? Sorry, no pork skins today!