As I noted earlier in a post this month we spent a week visiting our son Sven and his family in League City, Texas. League City is half way between Houston and Galveston on Texas Highway 45. As we don’t have a Bass Pro Shop around here, I enjoy frequenting that establishment when ever I can. To get to a big Bass Pro Shop you have to take Highway 45 North from League City and get onto the Sam Houston Tollway heading west.
Upon approaching the first toll booth I remembered an incident that happened to us on the way to South Royalton, Vermont one year. I was driving a Ford Ranger pickup with a bicycle fastened to a bike carrier in the back of the pickup being followed by the Pickle Queen and our oldest son in our van. I was slow getting off the line after paying a toll and unbeknown to me the wooden barrier came down between the cab of the pickup and the bike. Pickle Queen still gets a chuckle out of telling everyone how that barrier shattered into hundreds of pieces. But I digress.
About a half mile from the second toll booth, we saw a huge semi-truck crash into the toll booth stalling traffic. Finally, a Texas DOT truck drove up to the toll booth, a work crew jumped out of the truck, rushed up to the booth, and busily started to repair it. They applied a substance to the broken pieces, placed them back in order, and had everything put back together in no time. I looked over at the PQ and said, “They needed something like whatever these workers used on our trip to Vermont.”
Being totally amazed at how fast the fix was accomplished, I had to find out what the workers used. One of the workers was still next to the booth as I stopped to pay the toll, so I asked, “What on earth was that stuff you used to put the tollbooth back together with so fast?”
The workman, without blinking an eye, said, “Oh, that was toll gate booth paste.”
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