05 July 2005
Putting it All Together
Buttercup Hotsprings drove truck across the country, delivering canned goods to a chain of supermarkets. She fell in love with Nick, a truck washer who worked at a sprawling truck stop near Laramie, Wyoming. Nick wore cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. He barely noticed Buttercup, who timed her hauls to pull into Laramie when Nick was on duty. One day she asked Nick if he would like to have a cup of coffee with her at the truck stop restaurant. Nick squinted and turned red. Now I know why you have the cleanest rig on the road, he said.