Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Old school technology
Yesterday we tried to break some of the tension by going to Costco, figuring that not everybody would have the day off like us civil servants, and that therefore the lines would be shorter (we were wrong, by the way). Waiting at a traffic light, we saw the guy in the car next to us light his cigarette with the glowing red coils of the car cigarette lighter. I realized that it was the first time I'd ever seen someone use the car cigarette lighter to light a cigarette. And he evidently didn't have to unplug his cellphone charger to do it.