The squiggle indicator of death... by Torklift Jen
I was warned by my manager at Torklift, “If you see the light on and you start the engine too soon you will blow those bulbs out and the bulbs are $600 each.”
Those are very expensive bulbs I thought!
Later I was told it was engine parts that were the concern not the bulbs! :)
I was already nervous enough about getting to drive that behemoth of a truck, so this was just one more thing to make my teeth clatter.
Also, I was unaware if my guinea pig status included an expense and incidentals account, let alone hazard pay.
The squiggle light of death ended up being not so scary.
The diesel engine started right up with a mighty roar and that comforting rattle that reminded me of riding in an elementary school bus, which felt about the same size, by the way.