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Ways NOT to start a road trip - by Boymeat

When attempting to have a smooth ride to work in the morning so as to establish a good demeanor for an excellent road trip up north, try to avoid/take heed of the following:

1) Approaching your car 5 minutes late to find that your front left tire is nearly flat.

2) When attempting to put air in said tire, try to choose a gas station that actually has a working air pump, instead of having to go to several gas stations to find one that works. (Hint: if it says FREE AIR, it probably is in more ways than one. Pay the fifty cents.)

3) When driving to work, DO NOT under any circumstances take the HOV lane when you have only one person in the car, no matter how many countless days you have seen hundreds of other cars do exactly that. You WILL get a ticket for an undetermined amount of money, and probably some points on your license.

4) When the officer asks you for your drivers license, be sure that the one you are giving him is your most CURRENT license, and not the expired card with the address listed as Syracuse that you keep in your wallet to show people what you looked like when you were 17.

5) Try to have a parking space waiting for you when you arrive at your workplace, so that you can avoid endless circling of your block.

If you work dilligently to avoid all of the above, the morning before a road trip will be a much more pleasant experience.


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Jan. 9th, 2004 07:25 am (UTC)
I see Murphy still loves you.

Have a safe trip and enjoy. I'll miss you tomorrow while in Brooklyn.
Jan. 9th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)

PLEEEEESE drive safe.

if you need co-pilots for the ride home let me know.
If for nothing else company or good energy. :)

Jan. 9th, 2004 08:34 am (UTC)
Ken said I can make feel better when we see you later.
Jan. 9th, 2004 08:52 am (UTC)
I only giggle because I've _had_ that day.

*hug* Have a good trip!
Jan. 9th, 2004 10:38 am (UTC)
I find that if you're late, don't think about it. Stay calm and pretend you're not late.

If you think about it the world will pick up on it and throw all sorts of obstacles in your way just to piss you off.

But then you already know that-
Jan. 9th, 2004 04:22 pm (UTC)
*hugs* What a horrible morning. I hope the rest of your road trip went much smoother.

not the expired card with the address listed as Syracuse that you keep in your wallet to show people what you looked like when you were 17.

Heh. And I (vaguely) remember what you looked like then without seeing the old license. Recently, I found my old SU ID card. Now it is sitting in the right hand drawer of my desk in the kitchen. Boy how times have changed.
Jan. 12th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC)
Look at it this way: you got all the bad stuff over with at the beginning, so the rest of the trip could go smoothly.
Jan. 12th, 2004 10:41 am (UTC)
It sure did!!!!

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