December 11, 2009
Caught myself in a monkey trap today.
You know how the best place for sunglasses is on the little ledge between the steering wheel and the instrument panel? Come on, you know it is.
Except, sometimes, when you get in the car, the sun isn’t in your eyes. Maybe you parked in the shade or something.
So you start driving, turn a corner, and suddenly WHAM! The sun hits you full in the face. Panicked, you reach for your sunglasses. But remember, you’re TURNING. Now your arm is caught between steering wheel levers and the arms of the steering wheel.
But don’t forget, you’re also DRIVING.
So just let go of the sunglasses, pull your arm out, and turn the damn wheel, right?
Well sure. Except it’s a monkey trap. And I’m a monkey.