Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Write That Down

We've just now returned from our 1269-mile road trip, and what a trip like that does is give me time to think. The Quartet is right there behind me, so I usually start thinking about them and how they're being raised. I've decided that there is one thing I should teach them above all others. This one thing, I learned on this road trip, is more important than being polite, or being responsible or loving thy neighbor. This one thing is that the damn left lane is for passing only! Write that down.

5 comments:

Laura said...

Amen! Don't they teach this in drivers Ed anymore.....

Stephanie said...

No kidding! My daily commute from East Memphis to Midtown gives me occasion to discuss this with my kids on a regular basis. They should have this one down by the time they're old enough to ride a bike.

Andria said...

In some states it's for passing, but in TN the left one is officially classified as the "drive really fast until impeded by a slower motorist and then tailgate until they get freaked out and move over to make room for you and your bass fishing boat" lane.

moxiedynamite said...

except for the bass fishing boat, that totally describes my use of the left lane.

Shannon said...

bad, elizabeth, bad!