He Was A Ford Man!

I came across another site where you can post your short stories this morning, so I’m going to treat y’all to another one. The site is called Magpie Tales, and I’m betting you can read some pretty good stories and poems there if you have some time to spare.

He Was A Ford Man!

Getting your car or truck stuck is never any fun, and I have to tell you about one that happened at the lake several years ago.

The guy was a friend of my brother, Ken, and he was a Ford man. (I can’t remember his name, but for the this story, let’s call him Ted.) He had a new Ford F250, four-wheel-drive, and was towing a pretty nice boat behind it.

I was driving a year-old ¾ ton Chevy, four-wheel-drive.

At this particular lake, we didn’t have to launch our boats at a ramp; we could pull right down to the water, turn around, and back the boat right in. The shoreline was hard sand, and it dropped off quick enough so that launching was easy.

Ted came wheeling in one Saturday morning, and instead of coming down to the beach to turn around, he pulled into the brushy area above the beach. The sand was much drier and softer there, and if you didn’t do things just right, you could easily get stuck; Ted got stuck.

Knowing he was a Ford man, the minute he got mired in the sand, I started calmly gigging him about his lousy Ford. The more I talked, the madder he got, and the madder he got, the more buried in the soft sand his truck got. I was thoroughly enjoying myself!

Finally, he gave up and got out of the truck. Red faced and boiling mad, he said, “You’re so damn smart, you get it out!”

I scratched my chin, looked the situation over, then said, “Okay, I can get it out for you, but you’re going to have to unhook your Ford from the boat.”

His eyes bugged out, and he yelled, “What the hell good will that do? The boat will still be stuck where it is!”

I smiled and said, “Nope. You get that piece-a-crap Ford out of the way, and I’ll hook onto your boat with my Chevy and pull it out. I’ll even launch your boat for you, if you’d like.”

I thought ol’ Ted was gonna blow a gasket! He sputtered, spit and cursed, tossing around like a headless snake in hot sand, and then he stomped back and unhooked the boat from his truck. I stepped aside as he pulled away from the boat; otherwise, he’d have buried me beneath the sand he was throwing up as he spun the tires getting his Ford out of the way.

Just so y’all understand, it had nothing to do with the trucks. I could have had Ted pull up, get a better angle, and he could’ve easily drove away from the mess he’d gotten into. All I did, was back my truck up at just the right angle, hook on and drive away.

Dang, ol’ Ted was mad!

I never heard him say another word about Fords being better trucks than Chevys after that. I wonder what he’s driving these days?



  1. You have so many interesting stories, are you sure you’re not more than one person? 🙂

    • Which one of us are you asking? And, you should hear the ones I can’t print!
      Thanks, John!

    • Jo Bryant said

      I want to know the anser to that as well – great story – loved it !!!!!!!!!!!!

      • I’ll bet he’s still a Ford man. Those guys are stubborn!
        Thanks for the visit and comments, Jo!

  2. Fantastic Write Up!

  3. jabblog uk said

    Hee hee hee – you definitely had the last laugh!

  4. friko said

    Thanks for visiting Friko’s World and commenting.
    I just had to come and check you out and I’m glad I did. These short tales are what I like best in blogland and yours is a beauty.

    See you soon!

    • You could spend some time here then. There must be a hundred such tales on my blog now, and many more to come. I’ll be watching to join in on the Magpie round, too.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  5. anl4 said

    Sounds like a “guy thing.” But it sure sounds like you had a good time! Thanks for sharing the story….

    • Definitely a guy thing. Actually, I never was into the “what brand of car or truck do you drive” thing. I drive what gets me there and doesn’t give me much trouble.
      Thanks for the visit, read, and comment!

  6. brian said

    smiles…this is a really cool story man…so what if its a guy thing…smiles. nah i could care less what i drive…but this was fun…

    • Thanks, Brian. I’m glad you enjoyed the story.
      I appreciate the visit and comments!

  7. Rene said

    This was funny! And my brother is no fan of Ford so I’ll just pass this along to him 🙂

  8. Liked this very much! My father-in-law was a Ford man! Any time his sons bought anything other than Ford, he’d give ’em the silent treatment for at least a week.

    • I bet he gave them the silent treatment a lot longer if they bought a foreign car!
      Thanks for the visit and comment!

  9. Sometimes it’s all about knowing those “little tricks”. Fortunately, my Dad passed a lot of those things down to me, and little by little I’m passing them to my son – but not before making him sweat a little! 🙂

    • Yes it is! And I agree with your strategy. Make him learn some of it the hard way.
      I really appreciate your visit and comments!

  10. Sherry Mashburn said

    Daddy was a Chevy man; he told me that Ford meant Fix Or Repair Daily.

  11. This is a wonderful write!!

  12. Morning said

    beautifully played humor,
    drive your own brand of car,
    live your life with no scar…

    Glad to see you in magpie tale.

  13. Marilyn said

    I thoroughly enjoyed your story, I was right on the lake edge with you 😉

  14. lolamouse said

    LOL! You men just HATE it when you have to ask for help with anything! He’s probably still grumbling and making up excuses about it!

    • Yes! We are strange creatures, aren’t we, Lola! Hahaha! And he probably would still argue with me about his Ford being best!
      Thanks for the fun comments! Love it!

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