Needlepoint while you drive

Since Noah hasn’t made any mention of it (or much else lately), I thought I’d share this. Last Friday while driving home on Barbur, we get behind this guy whose driving somewhat distractedly. Slow to leave intersections, crossing the lines… We’re starting to get annoyed at him since it is Friday and we didn’t leave work early to get home at 6pm. I see him consulting a map and my heart softens – “aw, he’s just lost.”

Two intersections later I notice that he’s doing… something.. that isn’t looking at a map.. What is it? He’s doing needlepoint! He’s driving in rush hour traffic at high speeds while doing needlepoint! At the stop signs he checks his pattern, not a map. We both look with incredulity and he continues for 4 more lights. Finally, as he’s stalling at the Terwilliger/Barbur intersection, I finally sound my oh-so intimidating Toyota horn and he gives some unrecognizable hand gesture and takes off. Now I can’t keep up with him.

We finally do catch up again by Swan Mart, and Noah get’s out his cameraphone, but it’s just too far, and I’m too non-confrontational to take a picture. But we did get a better look at what he was working on – it was large – like Christmas tree skirt large. And ugly. I never thought I’d say this about a person doing needlepoint – but what an ass!