Wish I'd Said It

Weeds are flowers too - once you get to know them.

- A. A. Milne

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Power Of Passion

I read a short news bit today from Reuters which I'll quote in full below:

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police investigating why a car was blocking traffic in the fast lane of a major highway Sunday found a couple inside having sex.

A police spokesman said the female driver and her male passenger gave in to their passions without pulling over to the side of the road, causing congestion and leaving other motorists having to swerve to dodge their stationary vehicle.

A patrolman gave the woman a ticket for holding up traffic.

I've been swayed, even carried away, by passion. But not so carried away, even in my youth, that I would have stopped my car in the fast lane of a major highway in order to deal with it.

I'm 99.9% sure that even in my most lust-inspired moments, I would have pulled over to the side of the road.

The fact that the driver was female makes me shake my head all the more. Not that women are immune to lust - thank God - but they're supposed to be the more level-headed of the sexes when it comes to this sort of thing.

Anyway, it could have been way worse. They might have not bothered stopping the car at all.


ORION said...

I laughed so hard I snorted coffee all over my keyboard! Thanks for this Frank.
And people say something written in a novel is unbelievable? True life is by far the most ridiculous!

Othmar Vohringer said...

Is that for real? If so then the young people of today must be either a lot more daring or more stupid. Take your pick. :)

-Othmar Vohringer-

Frank Baron said...

You're right orion. :)

Yep Othmar. It's a coin toss. ;)