Tuesday, July 04, 2006

everyone's starry-eyed on the fourth

'whatcha doing?'

'dungeon. you?'

'driving home from my parents'. we had a little barbeque.'

'sounds great.'

'yeah, i had some corn on the cob for you. delicious.'

'mmmm. one of my favorites.'

'geez, there is so much traffic out here tonight.'

'well, it's probably all the people straggling home after fireworks and festivities.'


'but it's pretty early, no?'

'this is worse than any rushhour traffic i've ever been in. God, just drive, people, drive!'

'what do you think the holdup is?'

'maybe they've got a checkpoint set up or something.'

'well, i guess it'd be a good night to catch drunk drivers and seatbelt offenders.'


'what happened?'

'nah, i'm just looking over to my left and i see some ferris wheels, all lit up.'

'that's cool.'

'yeah, but i think i just figured out the reason we're all locked up here. everyone is tripling traffic time JUST TO CHECK OUT A FREAKING FERRIS WHEEL.'

'figures. you past it yet?'

'yep. flyin' by now. i'll be home in 2 minutes.'


Jon said...

Rubber necking is, without a doubt, my least favorite thing about driving. It’s bad enough that I have to sit in traffic sometimes, but when the cause of that traffic isn’t even on my side of the freeway, well, I get that much closer to understanding road rage.

omar said...

I don't understand this "traffic" thing you speak of. I live close enough to work now that I don't have to deal with any of it.

Sorry you had to work on the 4th!

Ale said...


Lia said...

idjits! as if you've never seen a ferris wheel before and never will again.

Modern Viking said...

That's a new one... but I guess ferris wheels are a rare sight on the highway.

Katie said...

Hmmm, yeah, we get that a lot with deer in the mountains. People stop and take pictures... in the middle of the road!


Guyana-Gyal said...

It's the call of the ferris wheel, return to childhood and so on and so forth.

I dunno how folks can look elswhere when they're driving. I'm too scared to take my eyes off the road.

Demosthenes said...

Ferris wheels just freak me right out. I don't know. Fairs in general, I guess. Coney Island... that whole deal. 5 or 6 or 7 or however many people you meet in heaven. That kind of thing. That and the bayou. Just not nice places in my mind.