Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thoughts on Wi-Fi and Rubbernecking

I am an avowed rubbernecker. I'll bitch about the traffic as much as the next driver, but if I've been waiting in line for 10 minutes, or an hour, or whatever, I damn well want to take the look I've been waiting for.

Today, there was a slightly unusual backup on the southbound Fairfax County Parkway around 6:30 p.m. When I got to the front of the line, I stared openly. On the side of the road was a BMW with a flat tire. And on the knoll next to the road was the driver of the BMW, sitting with his laptop open in his lap.

No doubt he was using his aircard to google "how to change a flat tire."

4 comments:

annie said...

hmmm...maybe he was multitasking while waiting for the tow truck?? that would be funny to be videoconferencing from the side of the road!

sara said...

Wow...some people are always on their laptops!

nutmeg96 said...

I guess he also could have been working while waiting for the BMW roadside assistance, but what self-respecting man can't change a tire?

Mel said...

What a turkey!