Saturday, February 18, 2006

Worse Than A Cell Phone

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), novelist

There doesn’t seem like there is anything worse than the knucklehead in front of you yakking on the phone slowing traffic down. However, and I am a bit ashamed to admit it, but what I was doing was far worse.

I was stuck on the 405 freeway (aka San Diego freeway) going over the Sepulveda pass when I spied a license plate that read HA8 D 405.

I had to have a picture of it for the blog, but alas, all I did was hold up traffic and I didn’t get the shot. While it’s not in the league with the shooting of a friend, allow me to apologize for my self indulgence. The license plate belonged to the SUV in front of me, but I couldn't risk getting too close and having to stop suddenly. As it is, my insurance is going to go up $300 a year because I moved 10 miles east!


ליפא שנילצער said...

"my insurance is going to go up $300 a year"

its already illegal to talk on the phone while driving here in new york, time to do the same to taking pictures while driving.

Janet said...

Wait. I must be a dunce. What was the significance of that license plate?

The Misanthrope said...

Janet, the freeway the is very congested is the 405, so this person had a plate that said s/he hated the 405 (ha8 D 405).

And, to the person above, whose name I can't type on my keyboard, you're right if it becomes a patterned, so far I am the only person I have encountered to such things.

Jack Steiner said...

That was you screwing things up at Getty Center. Why I ought to... ;)