Chad Adams, an Economics student at Texas A&M and proud pickup truck owner since 2011, has been anticipating an opportunity to use his truck to haul something ever since he bought it. After spending $40,000 on his Chevy Silverado—and $15,000 more modifying it—he expressed his excitement about an opportunity to get his money’s worth by helping his friend move.
“I spent over 50K on my truck, tons more on gas, and have driven it for 5 years,” said Adams. “It’s nice to know that my parents’ money was well spent now that I’ve helped my friend move a piece of furniture down the block to his new house.”
Last Friday, Adams showed up to his friend Derek Turner’s house, ready to help. Together, Derek and Chad lifted a dresser several feet up into the bed of Chad’s truck, which had previously been used solely to transport up to twelve of his intoxicated fraternity brothers at a time to and from parties.
“It was awesome of Chad to bring his truck and help me out,” said Turner. “If he had not been around, I would have had to ask one of the fifteen or twenty other guys I know who own trucks for help, or spend thirty bucks on a U-Haul.”
“I think everyone should use their truck to move something at least once,” said Adams, when asked whether he would consider hauling more things in the future. “But that’s probably the last time I’ll be hauling anything for a while. It wasn’t easy lifting the dresser those extra 3 feet into my raised bed, and it definitely left some scratches that I’ll need to get buffed out.”
Adams confirmed that he continues to be happy with his decision to purchase and use an expensive truck in college, rather than something more practical. He also insisted that his overhead spotlights and 36 inch tires are “essential for traversing the rugged College Station terrain.”
For the time being, Adams will return to revving his engine loudly at 6 am and leaving plumes of black smoke at busy crosswalks.
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