Heavy Duty Prius

So I had pulled off the highway to fill my tank. And while I was standing there, a guy at the next pump started admiring my pickup truck. We talked for a few minutes since he seemed genuinely interested and I learned a few interesting things about him.

The Pulled-Pork Express

The Pulled-Pork Express

  1. He’s former Army.
  2. Airborne.
  3. GWOT veteran.
  4. Single Dad.
  5. 17 year old daughter.
  6. Had to sell his truck because he needed the money.

But…but…but…he hadn’t lost his sense of humor in life. He said for 5$ he bought the Heavy Duty tag and badged his Prius** with it! See zoomed in picture below.

Heavy Duty Prius

Heavy Duty Prius

I liked him immensely. But what’s more important, I respected and admired him. He is a hard working man, who has to made adult decisions to take care of his family. That doesn’t get blasted on the 6 o’clock news. That doesn’t get reported on TMZ. And frankly, that doesn’t get talked about on John1911.

Well…I’m changing that.

As I type, he still has no idea who I am. I just asked for his card, took some pics and inquired about his shirt size (3x). I shook his hand, informed him to keep an eye out for a package at his home office, and thanked him for his service to our country and his family.

Heavy Duty Prius.

Heavy Duty Prius.

**Maybe the car is a Prius? Don’t know. If every MSR is a AR-15 to the media, then every bullshit-battery-car is a Prius to me. All I remember is the Heavy Duty character of the man driving it.

 

 
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