Since I started my job, I have wanted to drive one of the big yellow things! I have also wanted to help pave, rake, mill, pick up garbage cans, be a snow-plower, mow the lawns... the list goes on and on and on. Needless to say, they have not let me do a dang thing. For some weird reason, my boss says, "It wouldn't be safe." Whatever.
Today was my big chance! They are getting ready to lay concrete in our parking lot. A couple of the big yellow things (I really don't know any of their names) were in our parking lot. I might have begged for upwards of an hour and a half, just saying. Finally! Finally they said I could get in the small yellow thing.. they told me it's called a mini-excavator. As soon as I got in it, I was terrified.
There are levers and buttons and things every where. They had all the workers move back -- WAAAAAAYYYYY back. Then, one guy was assigned to stay close to me and explain how to do things. Poor guy. I picked up a big piece of asphalt and moved it to the pile. It may have taken upwards of 10 minutes to do that one thing, but I did it. Then the nice guy (Greg) asked me what I wanted to do next. I said, "I want to get out!!!"
That was my experience with the big yellow thing. The end.