He and She: Road Worriers II

He and She were driving back from one of His rehearsals …

pass with car ... er, careShe: “When will the people who make the road signs learn to spell?

He: “Hm?”

She: “Since when does ‘car’ have an ‘E’ in it?”

He: “So you wish to pass with car?”

She: “Don’t you?”

He: “Since that’s what I’m driving at the moment, yeah. But what if I’m on a bike? Or behind the wheel of a truck? Does that mean I’m not allowed to? I’m just going to have to suck it up and get in line behind whoever’s leading the parade? Truckers on a schedule aren’t going to be terribly happy with you.”

She: “But how are you supposed to pass with care?

He: “Dunno. If you’re asking me, I’d prefer to pass with acceleration. But that doesn’t fit on the sign.”

She: “So ‘care’ is code for zzooom-zoom? That takes energy. Can I pull up to a care station and get a tankful?”

He: “Or a charge.”

She: “Yeah. They’ll charge, all right.”

He: “Count your blessings. They see me coming, they’ll insist on cash.”

She: “Or they won’t care?”

He: “They sure as hell won’t. They’ll take a pass.”

She: “At whom?”

He: “Don’t go there …”

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6 Responses to He and She: Road Worriers II

  1. quilly says:

    You forgot the “love your neighbor” part!

  2. quilly says:

    And the part where we’re supposed to stop emergencies! You forgot that, too!

    • Amoeba says:

      You remember when I said they would only take cash at the care filling station? I didn’t have any …

  3. Nathalie says:

    What about “be alert?” All across the country they tell you to be a lert. Is there that much need for lerts? Should I have majored in lert? What are the salaries like? Do they need lerts in Hawai’i? ‘Cause if they do, I’m becoming a lert right now!

  4. Amoeba says:

    I think all the lerts moved to New Zealand, Nathalie. At least they have their own network down there …

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