The Oil Patch has become notorious for so-called trucker bombs – the pee-filled pop bottles discarded by truck drivers alongside highways.
But I’ve lived in Williston since February and I still haven’t seen one. I once asked a truck driver about them and he told me I must not be looking hard enough. So I guess they’re out there. But I’ve actually been in ditches outside Williston and Watford City interviewing people picking up trash and I still haven’t come across one.
So I found it quite amusing on Monday night when my husband spotted what appeared to be a trucker bomb – but we were in downtown Fargo, not the Oil Patch. My photo isn’t the best – I guess I didn’t want to get too close. But it looked like a water bottle filled with a yellow liquid in a downtown parking lot.
In all fairness to truckers, it likely did not come from one of them since it was downtown. Perhaps it was a bar-hopper bomb?