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Re: Cupholders & Americans

Not that I want to bring up the woman issue (I want to emphasize this) but my
girlfriend's usual drive
to work include having a cup of coffee, a glass of milkshake, and she's putting
makup on. On the
other hand I know a guy who can drive a standard while having a sandwich and
talk on the cell the
same time.
I personally not a big fan of having meals or drinks in the car, but I have to
admit living in Canada for
about 13 years now has started to change my attitude too. I too have a drink or
a snack on a long drive,
which I would never do in Europe.

Rich, Jack wrote:

> >then crossing those 4 states would take 6 hours and not
> >2 days... etc.).
> Hahahahahaha!  ROTFL.
> One of the states mentioned was Texas, which is over 800 miles (1280 km)
> across.  The states to the west are New Mexico and Arizona, which are fairly
> large, too, though smaller than Texas.  He'd best head east, so he gets a
> "small" state like Louisiana.  Maybe he'd do better going north/south,
> though Texas might be worse that way.  The western US is *really* big, and
> you won't get any conception of how big it is until you drive part of it.
> But yes, I understand your point.  It would be nice to get across Texas in
> under 8 hours instead of 2 days.  The speed limit on many narrow Texas
> two-lane undivided highways is 70mph, which is pretty darn reasonable.
> However, the multi-lane interstate divided highways also only have a 70mph
> speed limit, which isn't consistent from a safety standpoint.
> This is not a cupholder defense.  However, I too, will grab a water bottle
> and drink from it while driving long distances.  I don't require a cupholder
> for this infrequent use.  Many Americans think morning driving in heavy
> rush-hour is an ideal place to drink coffee.
> And on the subject of Americans not in control of their cars...
> This morning I saw a Chrysler minivan with two drum sticks rapidly drumming
> on the steering wheel.  They were clearly being operated with both hands
> which didn't leave any with which to drive.
> Jack Rich