I’m pretty sure I have it. At least I have it on my drive to work each day. On a good day I’m generally a danger to myself or others on my morning commute. Especially since I got satellite radio. I have 30 pre-programmed stations and a little screen that scrolls the name of the band and song constantly. It’s hard to watch the road, especially when you add in my new found love, the cell phone. When I do have a good song on the radio and I’m not receiving any important calls on my phone, I watch other drivers. It doesn’t matter if we’re speeding along on the highway or stopped at a light. I’m always watching other drivers. I think my ability to multi-task while driving without killing anyone is pretty good, but I’m a rank amateur compared to some of these people. Here is a list of some of the activities I’ve seen other drivers engaged in while driving:
Of course there are the women applying their morning make-up. I have also seen a woman doing her hair with a curling iron while the car was in motion.
Putting in contact lenses seems to be a popular activity. To me that seems like a pre-driving thing.
Just yesterday I saw a guy flossing his teeth while driving at 60 mph. (That’s about 100 kph for you metric folks)
There are people who seem to have psychic control over their vehicles as they drive with a cigarette in one hand and a cell phone in the other. These people have a death wish. If their driving doesn’t kill them the cigarettes will. I can only assume that their using their cell phone to make funeral plans.
My all-time favorite was when, at 8:00 a.m. I saw an Asian gentleman eating corn on the cob while driving on the expressway. Eating while driving is no big deal,in fact I consider myself the master of that particular skill, but who eats corn on the cob at 8 a.m.?!!?
Anybody have any other good ones?