He and She were driving in to Honolulu on the (ahem) Interstate one sunny weekday morning …
He: I’m going to weld 25-foot-long steel beams onto the front of this car.
She (suddenly awake): Say what?
He: I said, “I’m going to weld 25-foot-long steel beams onto the front of this car.”
She: On my car?!?
He: I presume you wish to keep it?
She: Well, duh!
He: Well, I’m trying to help. If I weld those steel beams to the front of the car, we might just be able to keep a safe distance between us and the car in front of us without some yahoo, who’s driving an SUV like it’s a Corvette, cutting in at 70 mph.
She: And we’d also wipe out half the pedestrian population of Honolulu every time we turned a corner.
He: OK, I’ll make the beams retractable. Besides, what makes you think we’d be able to make turns anyway?
He: Didn’t you see that sign back by the exit?
He: It said, “No Left Turns On Kapolei Parkway.” I had no idea you could run out. Do we have a ration card sitting around somewhere, that you haven’t told me about? It could be embarrassing, trying to make a hard turn to avoid SUVs cutting in on us at 70 mph, and being told “Sorry, pal, you’ve exceeded your allotment”. I don’t like surprises.
She: Remind me never to let you out of the house without breakfast again.
He (ignoring the interruption): And imagine the Authorities allowing an entire highway to run out of turns. Yes, I know, though two wrongs don’t make a right, three rights make a left. But that’s no way to manage a transportation system.
She: You know what else three rights make?
He: No. What?
She: A knockout.
– O Ceallaigh
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