Literature Abusers

Preisig, Kylie (KAM.RIC) Kylie.Preisig at KLINE.com
Thu Mar 22 14:47:30 EST 2001


That's really scary....

Kylie
who can't even coordinate reading and walking...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jacob Proffitt [mailto:Jacob at Proffitt.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 22 March 2001 2:47
> To: dwj at suberic.net
> Subject: Re: Literature Abusers
> 
> 
> On Wed, 21 Mar 2001 17:33:22 -0500 (EST), M Elizabeth Parks wrote:
> 
> >One of my very worst habits
> >that I'm trying very very hard to break is reading while I drive.
> 
> Your example is kind of innocent.  You're not driving at a red
> light--perfectly reasonable time to read, IMO.  I've actually 
> read while
> driving 75 mph down the freeway.  I made the mistake of not 
> packing the
> latest (this was years ago, mind) Robert Jordan in my 
> suitcase in the trunk.
> Temptation overcame me on a long stretch of freeway just 
> north of St. George
> Where the road is long, straight, sparsely inhabited and divided from
> oncoming traffic.  Well, rationalize it how you want, I read 
> for an hour
> while driving before I finally gave that niggling voice in my 
> head screaming
> "YOU ARE AN IDIOT AND YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN THIS 
> TO A COP" any
> heed...  Oh, I was driving a big old cadillac, BTW--wasn't in 
> personal fear
> of injury...
> 
> Jacob Proffitt
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