Monday, October 16, 2006

I Spy

On the drive in today, I saw a fellow commuter brushing his teeth.

That’s weird, right?

I see a lot of amazing things on my way to work that no longer strike me as incredible.

The Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument? They blend into the background. A convoy of black SUVs with flashing red and blue lights? Boring. The grey-green helicopter headed for the South Lawn emblazoned with the words “United States of America”? Not much more noteworthy than United flight 600 headed for National Airport.

But a middle-aged man driving an old Toyota while brushing his teeth? That’s worth telling you about.

I have so many questions. Was he using toothpaste? Where could he spit? How would he rinse? Why didn’t he wait until he was no longer behind the wheel? He couldn’t take care of this before he left the house?

If this is the most interesting thing that happens to me this week, should I be relieved or worried?

5 comments:

E :) said...

Good questions...

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

yeah... where did he spit?

Em said...

When we lived in Watertown I saw a woman sitting in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart shaving her face with a razor. But in a lot of ways the tooth brushing is weirder considering where you live and where I was.

Melissa said...

Now I really wonder. It would have been really gross to see him spit it out though, or worse swallow it. ewwwwww.

I live and commute in LA and I've seen a lot, people shaving, reading newspapers, peeing on the side of the traffic, blowjobs...but not anyone brushing their teeth.

Becky said...

They do that here too. And smoke stuff. From a pipe. I suppose that explains the traffic.