Sandpanther (sandpanther) wrote,
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Cardboard of Doom

(A brief segue, before I get to the main point of the pose. While in a meeting today, I heard the most wonderful quote: "The kelly green hat may easily be confused for red." "Kelly red" is now a part of the con staff's vocabulary. At least is it is a good deal more entertaining than "chair".

We will now return you to your regularly scheduled post, already in progress.)


So I'm driving down 280 this morning when I run over a cardboard box. For a moment I think nothing of it, until I realize that a piece of cardboard about a foot square is now stuck against my rear view mirror. I guess somehow it managed to get into just the right angle so that the force of the air moving over the cardboard/mirror unit would hold the cardboard in place, rather than blowing it off. This theory was supported when I rolled down the window and tried to put the cardboard off. The darn stuff would not budge! I pushed on it pretty hard, but nope, it would not move.

I wish I had a camera with me at the time. It was impossibly humorous, looking at this piece of cardboard hanging off the mirror, looking for all the world like it had been glued there. Part of it was sticking over the top of the mirror. But even so, it didn't seem to be battered by the wind at all. I nearly got into an accident as my roomie (who was with me at the time) and I laughed and laughed until we were just about crying. Maybe you had to have been there. But believe me, it was insanely humorous.

That piece of cardboard stuck there for about ten miles, blatantly defying gravity. During that time, I changed direction several times, and also changed speed (both accelerating and decelerating). But not of that phased the cardboard. Eventually I exited the freeway, and once I dropped down to about 30 MPH, it flew off. It wouldn't have gone off even then, except that I had slower traffic ahead of me on the cloverleaf, so I wasn't able to keep up my usual pace through the exit. It was almost a sad moment when the entertaining piece of cardboard flew off.
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