Driving home from work today…

I stopped off at Tall Mouse because I want to learn to knit. This girl who was driving a VW Bus let me into her lane as I was exiting the shopping area (some may call it a “shopping center”) in Cerritos. I noticed she looked like a cool gal, perhaps a hippie. She had removed the VW emblem from the front and replaced it with a peace sign. So, as I am driving down the street she gets into the lane next to me. This is when I noticed that her side sliding door is fully open. At a stoplight we are directly even so I opened my window to speak to her. Her windows were down already because frankly, it was a hot day and she had no A/C. I know what I am talking about here, Creamy anyone? So I say to her, “Do you know that your door is open?”

“Yes, it slid open when I started driving” she said.

“Oh Okay,” I said, “I just wanted to make sure you knew.”

So then both our windows were still open and I felt like we still needed to chat. My college roomie, Rainey, taught me this situation is called a “single-serving friendship.” So I said, “What year is it?”

She replied, “1969.”

I nodded and said, “Cool, I used to drive ’68 Bug.”

“Yeah…they’re fun aren’t they?” she said.

“Yeah,” I said.

Then there was an awkward pause. I didn’t know what else to do so I stared ahead and rolled my window up. This is the end of our friendship.

True story.

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