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Thursday, December 22, 2005

When he is the passenger

Said to my father while I am driving on Broad Street:

Bobblehead bunny Originally uploaded by isogloss.

"Stop doing that. I don't drive that badly. Those are potholes and big bumps. I can't help it. You are NOT a bobblehead. Stop that." While on 21st Street, when my eyes are glued to the idiots coming out of Wawa and my peripheral vision still works: "I can see you doing that with your head again, ya know. Stop that. Those are grooves in the road. I don't have anywhere else to go. Don't bobblehead me."

Photo credit: "Bobblehead bunny" by isogloss on flickr (click on the photo for more of this artist's work). See the blog at isoglossia. Permission obtained for use.


Blogger Maria said...

Can I assume that you're talking about streets in Philly (since all I really remember of my trips and touring of the city is the Rittenhouse Square area and I couldn't tell you what streets it's made up of either)?

Memory of driving around with the real estate agent: OMG. These are the worst drivers I have ever seen in my life! That's what came to mind when I read "glued to the idiots." LOL

12/23/2005 12:37:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Yes, you assumed correctly. You know what Philadelphia streets mean? Philadelphia DRIVERS! I see you formed the correct impression during your tour of the city, LOL! I like to think of city driving as a cross between hockey and chess.

12/23/2005 01:52:00 PM  

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