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Friday
May222009

Dear Drivers

Nineteen hours on the highway can lead to lots of new friends.

-Hey, West Virginia plates which read THE LIP:  You might want to rethink that.

-Hey, chick with the "BAD ASS GIRLS DRIVE BAD ASS TOYS" bumper sticker:  You're driving a Corolla.  I'm pretty sure a Corolla doesn't fall into the BAD ASS TOY accordion file.  I say this with a certain amount of authority, because I too am driving a Corolla.

-Hey, City of Dayton:  That downtown construction you're doing?  In the middle of morning rush hour?  That's outstanding.  Ladle on more of it.

-Hey, enormous van with handicap plates:  That tag enables you to all the good parking spaces.  It does not give you permission to suck as a human being and cut off everybody within a fifteen-mile radius.

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Reader Comments (10)

[...] New friends on the highway Share and Enjoy: [...]

"-Hey, city of Dayton: That downtown construction you’re doing? In the middle of morning rush hour? That’s outstanding. Ladle on more of it."

For the last 15 years, I thought that was normal. You mean, every city doesn't do it?

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRick

Completely empathize with you here; long drives tend to make me feel quite murderous myself!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterj.s.

You're not traveling with small kids, are you? That is the only conceivable way that your nineteen-hour hell could be any worse ...

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGinny

Hey MB,
Can you please repost the link to the "thank you" piece you did for the armed forces? I can't find it in the archives...

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

You got it.

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMB

Oh MB,

Now I can't wait for my 12-14 hour drive to SMC / Michigan to do visiting next weekend. I can't wait to see how many others I pass on the highways.

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelle Belle

Here in Mexico, it's like living in a Sim City videogame, played by a deranged teen that drinks 12 Red Bulls a day.

I wonder how much would a horse be worth nowadays?

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

For those readers who don't live in Ohio, we have a saying here : There are four seasons - Construction, Construction, Construction and Winter.

May 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstarnarcosis

In Wisconsin, we have two seasons:

Winter and Orange Barrel.

May 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy P.
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