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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

What is wrong with this picture?

Sure, a boat is safe in the harbor, but …

Monday afternoon, I returned to Albuquerque, and then Pat and I headed north with a truckload of foam to replace missing pieces of the Heron Lake docks.

The speed limit was 75, which means most people were going about 80. Then, about halfway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, we were slowed by a vehicle going somewhere between 65 and 70 that had pulled out into the fast lane to pass an even slower truck. There were a couple of cars between us and it, so we couldn’t tell exactly what it was, but it was unusually low and sleek and wide, with angular edges, and it sure looked like it should go faster.

Finally the slowpoke got past the truck and pulled into the right lane so we could pass it and see what it was … a Maserati! What the %&$* is a Maserati doing going BELOW the speed limit? Yeah, it’s safer to go slower, but that ain’t what that car is for, yaknowhatimean?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Adrift At Sea said...

Carol Anne-

I gotta agree with you there... a person driving a Maserati, should be going at least the legally posted limit... or have their car impounded and their license revoked...

Tue May 09, 02:40:00 PM MDT  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Maybe they couldn't get it out of first gear.

Wed May 10, 03:57:00 AM MDT  

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