Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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.