August 09, 2007

An idea whose time should never have come

I will admit to, once in a while, chatting on my cell phone while driving. I don't like to, but sometimes I do it. Also, I have a rechargeable razor that I, once in a while, shave with on the highway while cruising in to work. However, there are things that maybe, just maybe, you should never do while driving:

1) Read a book. And I've actually seen some dimwits driving down the road with an open book sitting on their steering wheels.

2) Typing on your effing laptop. I mean seriously, WTF? But hey, you can now save $10 on your mobile suicide device so, you know, weed yourself out of the gene pool if you see the need. Just do it on a lonely stretch of road so as not to take anyone else with you.

Posted by Physics Geek at August 9, 2007 08:41 AM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!
Comments

I watched a guy smoking a cigarette, talking on his cell phone, and drinking coffee all while driving his car - I guess using his knees to steer the car.

BTW, the filtering service rejects my legitimate email address because it doesn't like the first three letters together. Go figure.

Posted by: Woody at August 9, 2007 11:01 AM

Not only have I seen pizza delivery people reading Bibles in the lane next to me, but I remember a story from the Denver Post business section several years ago about a local business's new product: a harness that allowed you to attach your laptop to the steering wheel.

Posted by: wheels at August 10, 2007 09:12 AM

Me, I write blog posts while driving.

Longhand, in a spiral notebook.

And it turns out I can write with passable legibility without looking, so it's not much more of a hazard than tuning the radio.

Posted by: Harvey at August 12, 2007 02:14 AM