And it wasn’t illegal. In fact, they encourage it at In and Out. Why else did they come up with the idea to give you your food in a nice open cardboard container that allows for full access while you drive? But you know what is illegal now in California? Texting while driving. This new law came into effect at the beginning of the year and is sure to require some getting used to by people such as myself. Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s safer not to text while you are driving, but sometimes I just can’t help myself. I hear that little ding and my reflexes take over.
It took me a while to buy into the whole Bluetooth thing. I had spent years cultivating my ‘driving while talking on the phone’ skill set and I just didn’t see the big deal of it all. Plus, I just despised the look of it. People on their Bluetooth are always running around the mall or grocery store trying to look important and talking entirely too loud into what seems to be thin air. You always mistakenly think they are saying something to you until you notice the blue blinking light by their ear. But once I broke down and bought one, seeing as it was the law and all once I moved back to California, I have come to appreciate it and I quite like the feeling of importance it brings me when I’m in line at the Bank or something. But there is no alternative for texting while driving. You simply must go without. I don’t know what this says about the multitude of other things I might be doing on my phone though. They were so specific with the law that I am not sure if it will preclude me from say, updating my Facebook status, or reading directions I looked up on Google maps.
But as long as there is no law preventing me from scarfing down fast food, I would suggest people on the road watch out because that is far more dangerous than me typing “I’ll be there in 5.”
This is pretty funny...