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I had a lovely commute this morning sitting in traffic in my climate controlled minivan. I thought I’d share the wonderful drive I had.

Santa Cruz Highway 1

I did have a couple of ‘interesting’ interactions today; I’m so glad I was sealed up safely in my car!

The first incident
I was stopped at a red light when a homeless freak apparently thought I was going to give him some spare change. I couldn’t believe it when he stretched his hand toward me! I hit the gas as soon as the light turned green and ‘accidentally’ clipped the weirdo – I saw him spin around in my rear-view mirror and crack his head on the curb.

A few minutes later the radio traffic report mentioned a hit and run at that very same intersection. Some maniac apparently sent a pedestrian to the hospital. I’m so glad I was able to speed away before the crazy driver got there.

The Second Incident
As I pulled into the office parking lot, a dummy on a bike got right in my way in the lane! I can’t believe how stupid some of these cyclists are. I honked to let him know that he needs to get over to the curb so I can pass and he flipped me off! They talk about sharing the road but don’t know the first thing about sharing. He forced me to swerve around him so I threw my McGriddle at him through the window because he needs to get the message that he should be a more careful cyclist.

Thinking about these guys (and more commonly now women! Some of them even wear skirts!) really makes me upset. I just need to remember all of the advantages of driving alone to work. I avoid people and other undesirable elements. I feel free in my car. I listen to music and the news. I don’t get cold in the winter, I don’t get wet in the rain, I don’t get hot in the summer. I’m free to come and go as I please, and I can haul as much stuff as I like in the back of the car. I can pretend to be James Bond when I hit the road and open up.

What are some wonderful adventures you have in your daily car commute?

6 Comments

  • Kevin
    April 1, 2010 - 12:14 pm | Permalink

    One hand holding my cell phone, the other my Steaming hot Venti Latte, steering with my knees, about to make a right turn when I notice that some fanatic eco-head lady is riding a bike through the intersection, blocking me… I had to slam on the brakes, spilling hot latte all over my slacks. But at least I'm not getting all sweaty riding a bike. What a fool.

  • April 1, 2010 - 12:30 pm | Permalink

    That was you?

    @BarbChamberlain

  • bikesgonewild
    April 1, 2010 - 1:27 pm | Permalink

    …you big april fooler !!!..you a few of 'em in today, huh ???…

  • gazer
    April 1, 2010 - 1:31 pm | Permalink

    I knew I recognized the guy in the minivan trying to kill me this morning! :} Were you REALLY wearing those oh-so-stylish mini-van knickers for your drive?

    BTW: The McGriddle tasted good. I was hungry. Thanks.

  • April 1, 2010 - 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Next time, throw the coffee! It is really hot! I am off to do donuts with my Camero in the school parking lot!

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