(CNN) — “What does this thing do?”
That’s what I asked the garbage man one afternoon many years ago when we had Truck Day outside Cherokee Elementary.
At least I think it was Truck Day. There were lots of trucks. And our teachers encouraged us to look at them and ask questions.
So, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t sex-ed.
(God, I hope not.)
Anyway, the garbage man smiled and answered my question. “Well, this makes the mechanical arm go down. Here, try it.”
Me at the helm of a steel hydraulic grabbing device in the vicinity of small children. What could possibly go wrong?