On the Road

Spring 2002 CSANews Issue 42  |  Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.Back to list

I left Florida heading toward the Canadian border, when I decided to stop at a comfort station. The first stall was occupied, so I went to the second one. I was no sooner seated than I heard a voice from the next stall:

"Hi, how are you doing?"

Well, I am not the type to chat with strangers in highway comfort stations, and I really don't know quite what possessed me, but anyway, I answered, a little embarrassed:

"Not bad."

And the stranger said: "And, what are you up to?"

Talk about your dumb questions! I was really beginning to think this was too weird! So I said:

"Well, just like you I'm driving north."

Then, I heard the stranger, in a very upset voice, say:

"Look, I'll call you back, there's some idiot in the next stall answering all the questions that I'm asking you."