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    Question for the Drivers Out There

    I've got a question for you guys who spend a lot of your day behind the wheel of a truck. How do you keep your left arm from getting more tan than your right arm? I spend a good portion of my workdays driving. My left arm looks like a California surfer's arm, and my right arm looks like it belongs to some geek living in is momma's basement playing video games and trolling the Internet. (Although, he'd be a very handsome and muscular geek, I must say.) I'm putting SPF 30 on my left arm only, but it's still way darker. Whadda you guyses do?
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    Many years when I used to burn up gas dragging main street, the tan left arm was like a trophy. So I say just enjoy it. You earned it
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    Hire a driver, and then you can sit with your right arm out the window!
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    You could:

    1. wear a long sleeve shirt (for the left arm) and cut off the right sleeve. After several months like that your tan should catch up on the right.

    2. go to a tanning salon and cover everything but your right arm.

    3. drive upside down and put your right arm out the window. (you'll probably need to lift your head up with pillows or phone books to see out the front window.

    4. See #1 but put right arm out the sunroof. No sunroof? Then cut one.

    I thought of another one:

    5. Zinc oxide is a better total block than SPF 30. Slather that all over your left arm for several months.
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    Like Steve said it's a trophy! You have what is formally known as a "trucker's tan"
    If only your back and the backs of your arms were tanned then you would have a "farmer's tan"
    If you were completely pail you would either work in an office or still be living in your mom's basement.....

    Wear it with pride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Soby View Post
    Like Steve said it's a trophy! You have what is formally known as a "trucker's tan"
    If only your back and the backs of your arms were tanned then you would have a "farmer's tan"
    If you were completely pail you would either work in an office or still be living in your mom's basement.....

    Wear it with pride!

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    Put on darker sunglasses & don't worry about it.
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    Tell the boss to drive LOL
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    Just look at it as a talley sheet for money earned!

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    Some excellent suggestions

    I will see Vaughn later today. I will make my suggestion after seeing the level of tan.
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