engage brain...

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Thu Nov 1 15:08:09 EST 2001

Probably had his head to the right reading something in the passenger seat
or writing up an order.

At 12:25 PM 11/01/2001 -0500, Brett Dikeman wrote:

>Driving on a section of 128 tuesday, I see a year old A6 pull onto
>the highway.  Guy's wearing some phone headset, leaning towards the
>middle of the car, one hand on the wheel(what is it with people who
>do that? Do they think they look "cool" with their head 6 inches to
>the right?)  He pops into the left lane but isn't really travelling
>fast enough to justify it.
>Anyway, he's doing pretty well, until we start approaching the prison
>and Needham.  He starts to weave.  Dramatically.  As in, right wheel
>over the right line.  Then the other way.  This goes on for about a
>minute...and then, clearly ignoring that wonderful phrase in all our
>owners manuals, he decides to go off roading!  Yep, wanders right off
>the left side of the highway into the grass(he's damn lucky a
>guardrail didn't start; here, in some places they come out of the
>ground; DIY stunts!)
>He manages to get the car back onto the pavement.  I could just
>imagine the conversation on the phone.
>"Um, yeah, I just nearly killed myself, can I call you back later?"
>He was a -perfect- driver from then on...both hands on the wheel and
>right smack in the middle of the middle lane...
>"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
>safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
>http://www.users.cloud9.net/~brett/bdikeman.asc (PGP Public Key)

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