Wednesday, June 20, 2007

No stranger to you or me

You know that old Genesis song "In The Air Tonight" that Phil Collins supposedly wrote after witnessing a drowning, but was helpless to do anything about it? Ash and I totally had a moment like that tonight. Henry was there too, but I don't think he's heard that song.

We were driving down a business-lined street, and off to our right there was a car waiting to pull out of the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. And sitting atop their car were several bags of food, along with beverages to wash it all down. As soon as they pulled into traffic, they were clearly going to lose every morsel they'd just purchased. Ash honked as we passed, but it was clearly futile. Short of Ash performing a 90 degree turn at 40+ mph to whip into the parking lot, followed by me diving out of the passenger side and throwing myself across their hood, there was no stopping the impending tragedy. It's not like they were losing steaks and baked potatoes or anything, but still. I hate to see food, even of the fast variety, go to waste.

It's a shitty feeling seeing something about to go wrong and not being able to do anything about it. Like that whole Iraq war thing.

Ah well, maybe they went home and steamed some veggies.

As an aside, I'm not exactly a Genesis fan, but I will say that if I'm driving and I come across that song on the radio, I won't change the station only because I love to beat the crap out of my steering wheel at the part where the drums come in. I do it every single time, and it's a wonder I haven't destroyed a steering wheel in the process.

9 comments:

Whit said...

I'm just glad you guys were okay.

Luckily, for your steering wheel, that song isn't played much anymore.

Dan said...

Luckily for us all that song isn't played much anymre. I hate Genisis almost as much as T hate queen.

Island Girl said...

Bwahahaha that's funny! I'm way too tired and under-caffeinated to say anything smart, so, I shall just say again - Bwahahaha that's funny!

CamiKaos said...

great post, though I will likely have that song running through my head on a loud speaker for 3 days... sigh.

Jason said...

It is a shitty feeling seeing something like, oh I don't know, you child about to take a digger and you can't do a thing about it. It's been one of those weeks for us.

Hilly said...

That is a totally shitty feeling. It's even worse when you can't stop yourself...meep!

L.A. Daddy said...

Yeah, the feeling you can't do anything is so frustrating. It's life's way of laughing at you and telling you that you will die and can't do thing to stop it and...

Err. Time for more therapy.

Bye.

MetroDad said...

I must be a shallower SOB than I thought because every time I hear that song, I think of Sonny Crockett cruising the streets of Miami in his Ferrari Mondiale.

kiki said...

I love that song! I beat the steering wheel too when the drum fill comes on :)