Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The Buzz on the LA Freeways
If you’ve been to Los Angeles, you know that we spend a lot of time on our freeways. Often at zero MPH, bumper-to-bumper.
So I guess it was only a matter of time until people came up with constructive use of that time. Allow me to introduce what LA radio talk show hosts are calling “Freeway Flirting”, the hot new way in town to meet people.
This starts, usually, with rolled-down windows, smiles, waves and provocatively arched brows. Sometimes cell phone numbers are called out over the rush of other-side-of-the-freeway traffic. And some particularly well-prepared drivers hold up pre-made signs bearing their names and cell numbers.
There’s a story about one determined young woman who relayed her contact information to a looking guy in the car behind her by writing her cell number in lipstick on the back windshield--backwards so he couldn’t get it wrong.
I have to say I have mixed feelings about hook-ups on the road (sounds dangerous!), but I suppose it adds a dimension of excitement to one’s daily work or school commute, not to mention, the widening the scope of one’s dating pool.
Thoughts on or experience with “Freeway Flirting”, anyone?
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