Wednesday, November 24, 2010

mistress of my destiny: sure. machines: not so much.

Here's a true exchange with Joe, who really is an angel. I showed up at his work in a bit of a panic because a "low tire pressure" warning light was on in the dashboard *and* my phone is dead, so I couldn't call to ask for advice.

Joe: (having pushed the re-set button and made the light go away) So now you can just drive to work. It's fine.

Me: But what if it's not fine and I have a problem on my way to work or in the city?

Joe: Then call AAA and they'll come.

Me: But my phone is dead.

Joe: Then it'll be like the old days.

Me: I didn't like the old days. (waving my dead phone) I like Now.

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