The Road

Marcello Sachs '10, English 65, The Cyborg Self, Brown University (Fall 2006)

You both get into your car, and pull out of the driveway. Because CVS is on the way from TJ's house to the mall, you decide to go there first. However, just as you arrive at the last intersection before the CVS plaza, you notice a gold Saturn to your left.

You : "TJ - Is that your Grandma?"

TJ: "Yes, yes it is.

You : "Man, she's just all over the place."

TJ : "Yeah. And she never usually goes out this late in the afternoon. Weird."

You : "And is that a red racing helmet in the passenger seat?"

TJ : (While still facing ahead) "Ha ha! Ha ha, oh Grandma. She really was driving kind of fast earlier today in the neighborhood."

You : "No TJ. I'm serious. Take a look."

TJ : "Crap you're right! Wow. Wait, maybe that's a present or something."

You : "What? Is she friends with a racecar driver? Anyone in your family drive in NASCAR?"

TJ : "Well, Father's Day is coming up."

You : "TJ, what kind of car does your Dad drive?"

TJ : "A Navigator."

You : "Exactly."

TJ : "Yeah. Hmmm. Anyhow, light's turned green."

You : "Dude, let's follow her."

TJ : "That's my grandma!"

You : "Dude, we're following her."

TJ : "She makes gingerbread cookies! Her name is Edna!"

At this point, a line of cars behind you have begun honking their horns. You need to decide quick.

Turn into the left lane and follow TJ's grandma

Alright, it was a fun joke; you drive straight towards the CVS plaza. Besides, TJ seems pretty perturbed.

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Last modified 31 December 2006