monkey trap

December 11, 2009

Caught myself in a monkey trap today.

monkey trap

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.

8 Responses to “monkey trap”

  1. rabidrunner Says:

    I thought I was the only one that did that! Were you born in June too? Except I do it after getting gas. I fill up, get in, drive away (which requires a turn) then realize the tripometer (or whatever it’s called) hasn’t been set.

  2. emily Says:

    have to ask – was the car still moving (in the act of turning) when you took this pic, or did you go to the trouble of recreating it?

    • dug Says:

      it happened as i got into the car and left the parking lot. the picture recreation happened at a subsequent stoplight. where i was stopped.

  3. KanyonKris Says:

    I hate to think if it had been a Charleston Chew instead of sunglasses.

  4. bikemike Says:

    shock the monkey

  5. Sam Says:

    I don’t think that there isn’t any driver that hasn’t done that!! 😉 (hoping all the negatives make sense!!)

  6. Turt99 Says:

    That watch is huge! and your not alone I’ve done that before.


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