Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tempted


Do you ever let your arm hang out of your car's open window, or prop your elbow on it, while driving in warm weather?

I am tempted to touch that arm as I silently approach from behind on my scooter, between car lanes in traffic, right before I glide by your open window.

I don't want to hurt you. I just want to surprise you and then, giggling with delight, make an instant get-away. Can you imagine? What if, while sitting in traffic and in the heat, you felt someone gently caressing your bare forearm out of nowhere? What if someone unexpectedly patted your hand while you were driving?

I resist this particular temptation, because I also wonder: What if innocently touching someone causes them to freak out so much that they lose control of their steering wheel and it results in a collision?

Some temptations are just too risky. So I keep my hands to myself, while on the road, and while you continue keeping at least one armpit dry.

6 comments:

Quin Browne said...

oh! what fun that would be...

....and so evil.

golfwidow said...

My late friend, Keith (whom I miss so much, especially this time of year) used to hang his arm out the window when it was warm. He referred to this as "driving the Dad convertible."

If you had done this to him, he would have come to work completely wigged out, but he would have told the story so well we'd all have been peeing ourselves laughing.

Prince Gomolvilas said...

You know, you're supposed to keep your arms inside the vehicle AT ALL TIMES! C'mon, people, RULES! Without rules, there is CHAOS!

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

Dude, if you do taht to me I would track you down and kick your ass.

I say that with luuuuurv - of course =D

Cheryl said...

I can picture it. They would call you the Bare Arm Bandit, and it would spark discussions about whether you were a performance artist, a criminal or just a guy with a lot of love.

Peter Varvel said...

QB, let's be doubly evil together - my scooter is a two-seater (oh, and we are SO riding scooters in foreign lands on A.R.)

GW, you make me regret having never known Keith.
:-(

PG, did you work at Disneyland?

TCDO, oh yeah, that's right: your issues about being touched by strangers, LOL!

C, . . . or just a perv' ha ha!