dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The intersection of inattention.

As you know, we're about six months away from Elly going to court to fight a traffic ticket. What happened is that while she was puffing herself up about what a big shot she was after she finally got comfortable behind the wheel of John's anti-family car, another motorist was in something of a hurry to do something stupid so thought nothing of zooming past the passenger side of a school bus and ran right into John's ride.

The reason that I mention this is that while she mentioned where Velocity Boy was and in what direction he came from, it didn't occur to her to mention how fast he was driving because she thought it was obvious that people who dressed like he did violated speed limits along with propriety at large. This ended up costing her a bit because she forgot that he knew what razors, barbers and men's wear stores were and looked like he'd come straight out of the bandbox while she was her typical dowdy, "Who cares what it looks like as long as it fits" self. He was thus able to successfully mount a "women drivers...amirite?" defense because she'd forgotten to include that detail in her stupid diagram. My guess is that since the policeman didn't read her mind, Elly still thinks that he'd left a detail she never volunteer out on purpose.
Tags: educating elly

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