Literature Abusers

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Thu Mar 22 16:32:27 EST 2001


On Thu, 22 Mar 2001 12:47:14 -0700, Jacob Proffitt wrote:

>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...

You did WHAT?

Where was I?  Please tell me I wasn't in the car with you, I beg you.

Melissa Proffitt
(who is hearing this little story for the first time)
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