I am not defending the validity of the story, but I must ask you, what does an occupation have to do with one's education or ability to write? As a former trucker myself, I find your remark insulting. Are there dumb truckers out there? There certainly are. Are there intelligent truckers on the road? Absolutley. Are there educated truckers, some with college degrees? Yes, indeed! *shock* **gasp!** I would suggest you locate and read some of the many excellent blogs on the internet produced by truckers. Let's be careful about stereotyping a group of three million people and reducing the average trucker to the image of someone with less intelligence. You are only showing your own ignorance when you do so.It seems to be exceptionally well written to be from a "trucker". Not that there are excellent word-smith truckers out there, but, uh, well, I don't buy it.
Bill (my dh, a DL pilot) never wears his long sleeve uniform shirts. Ever. He wears short-sleeve uniform shirts year round, and has ever since his first airline job with Scenic in 1994. The only exception was one 4 day trip in the brutal winter of 1996 when the windchills in the Illinois/Iowa area (where his trip at Eagle took him that week) were about -40. He wore long sleeves that one trip. He has two long sleeve uniform shirts, they were a part of his new-hire Eagle uniform purchased in 1995. They look brand-spanking new, and currently reside in the basement with his Scenic, Eagle & TWA uniforms.2. The story mentions "airline pilot wearing short sleeves". The flight actually originated in Indianapolis and stopped in Columbus before flying on to DC. The plane crashed in December of 1974. All three of these locales are quite frigid in the month of December. If a ghost is going to appear in uniform, would it not be the uniform he was wearing at the time of the crash? I suppose it's POSSIBLE that Captain Brock might've been wearing short sleeves that day, but I rather doubt it.