19 April, 2010

not long for this world

not an hour ago, i was coming back from exercising, driving calmly and somewhat tiredly down the residential streets of my 'hood. at one point a woman in a glossy automobile, of the type favoured by wealthy old people and pimps, pulled in front of me. she turned left and i followed. as soon as i did, i noticed with much chagrin, glaring, and eye rolling, that she was driving down the wrong side of the street.

"where the fuck is she from?" thought i, "australia? britain? hong kong? bermuda? and really, what the fuck, lady?"

in the 37 leisurely seconds it took me to formulate a list of insults and possible places of origin, the realisation suddenly hit me: she was driving on the right side of the road. i was not.


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