The Porcupine and the Idiot

The Porcupine and the Idiot

I was driving very fast on the gravel road to get home. I came down the hill and was moving about 70 mph as I got into the flat. All of a sudden, in front of my lights, a massive porcupine was in the middle of the road. It was huge! I was moving too fast and I knew if I hit it that much damage was going to happen to the bottom of my car, so I went to swerve around the porcupine on the gravel. But, since I was really moving, as I went around the porcupine I was sideways across the gravel… I thought, ‘Oh great, I am going to hit the ditch at 01:30 and either get stuck in the snow or roll the car, three miles from home.’ That whole thought happened in a flash! I went to straighten the sideways car out and I went partly sideways the other way. I pulled it back and the car straightened right out! YES! Awesome!
I’ve still got it!

I turned around to go back and look at the tracks and look at the porcupine. By that time the porcupine was off of the road and in the field, realizing that he had been in a really stupid place. I rolled down the window and told him he was an idiot. He did not care. He just kept on going. He probably thought I was an idiot for travelling so fast.

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