We still have plenty of snow on the ground, but the signs of spring are sprouting everywhere. Our frost heave season, that precedes the pot hole season, that precedes the mud season is upon us. Talk about lurching. Goodness, coming home last night from town we came out the back way from the shopping center on one of the newer roads. The dip was enough to lose your car in.
There should have been a sign there that said "Stop. Look ahead and down. If there are enough cars piled up in this hole to proceed safely, do so. If not, please pull ahead slowly into the hole and kindly let others use your car to get across."
I guess that was too much to write. Hence, no sign.
The roads are untextable right now. Auto correct can't even discern what in the world you could have meant. You would think "auto" correct would mean it was good for riding in the car, but it isn't.
Sometimes I want to just sent the text "as is"...
It gets to be pretty funny.
"Web aye windstorm there"
Any ideas as to what that was.
It was not a pirate talking about the weather.
It was "We are almost there."
Yeah, that's close.
In Lurch Season
I felt the car lurch down and up -
my fingers slid on screen;
Before I knew it I had sent
"we avenue u mean."
I tried to say "where have you been?"
but words and letters jumbled;
The text all scrambled in this way
would indicate I'd mumbled.
Frost heaves right before the spring
are in-road roller coasters;
Instead of "Warning: Bump Ahead"
we need "No-Text Zone" posters.
For passengers in Lurch Season
"no texting" rules apply -
My last text said "one oust pro"
Could you tell "I brought pie"?
©Donna JT Smith, 2015
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My Juicy Little Universe: Lurch Thanks, Heidi, for yesterday's music! It made my day!