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Old 01-17-2016, 09:40 AM   #1
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Saw this outside my local Kroger.. hope there are no bridges on his way home.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:02 AM   #2
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I know a guy who was hauling a long ladder like that. He hit a freeway bridge and it blew out the tailgate. He said he just left it there and kept driving.
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I see this every day. People who put a 28'-40' ladder like that should be slapped around a bit to smarten them up.
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:33 AM   #4
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Plus it had one rope half arse thown across it.
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And could of guessed it would be a red tipped homeowner grade ladder..
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Is there any evidence this person is a painter? It's too bad proper ladder hauling is not enough of an issue to create an advantage in terms of selling a paint job. Probably having a license, insurance, and WC for employees carries more value in that department.

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Is there any evidence this person is a painter? It's too bad proper ladder hauling is not enough of an issue to create an advantage in terms of selling a paint job. Probably having a license, insurance, and WC for employees carries more value in that department.
The truck and ladder both looked way to clean to have been a painters. I didn't see whoever was driving it.
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Could very well be a homeowner
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Or dIYer since you can be in the trade and own a home as well
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Thats amazing
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I don't see a problem.
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i'm not going to hate on the guy, or gal, either.
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What's a Kroger?
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What's a Kroger?
It's what happens when Kermit croaks…








Also, a grocery chain.
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What's a Kroger?
Grocery store.
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I don't see a problem.
As long as he knows the over all height of the truck with ladder I dont see the problem either. I have seen many painter carry ladders like this. I would of but the base of the ladder on the tailgate to minimize the angle.
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What's a Kroger?
It's like a Publix.....but way better.
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I know a guy who was hauling a long ladder like that. He hit a freeway bridge and it blew out the tailgate. He said he just left it there and kept driving.
I was working for a customer who told me his ladder story which was much like the above..........he was hauling the ladder like that on the interstate, it fell out, and he just left it........unfortunately, a car hit it and crashed into the median. Not an unusual story until I heard the story some months later from my cousin who detailed a similar tale from the other perspective........as the driver of the car! Billion to one odds that two people I had contact with told the same story, about the same fallen ladder.........still chuckle about it........luckily no one got hurt.
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To add, I had a friend that asked to borrow my 24 footer. I was in a hurry and slung it into the back of my pickup. As I'm driving down a state route, some knucklehead is tailgating me so I speed up. I speed up to as much as 80 mph. I get to a stop light and look back to see that my ladder is gone! It blew out the back SOMEWHERE.......I retrace my steps and see several vehicles pulled over.......they are loading up a ladder (mine) into their truck......I weigh whether it's worth it to stop and reclaim it. I decide against it thinking there's no way I'm going to convince anyone it is mine........I drive on, somewhat wiser and now without a prized ladder.
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What's a Kroger?

I thought FL was full of Krogers. Maybe it's Albertsons and Publix y'all have. We have Publix here in AL--started in FL.


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