I have been very happy with California up until now. I was fine when the driving requirements changed right before I got my license. Yeah, it was lame that a bunch of stupid kids ruined it for everyone else, but I was really okay with it. (BTW, those rules look a bit more strict than when I was going through the process...does anyone remember what they had to do?)
Anyway, what I am currently upset with is that California is making us go "hands free" starting on July 1st. Right, to those that don't know that bit of ambiguous jargon, what they mean is that you aren't allowed to hold your phone to your ear while operating a motor vehicle. This means we will all have to use headsets, and I hate headsets. They are such a hassle, they are uncomfortable, and I don't feel the sound quality is all it should be. Anyway, I'm angry about it.
The thing is, I am really good at driving while talking on my cell phone, you know, the old fashioned way where you hold your phone to your ear. I was hoping the state might come up with some sort of proficiency exam, and if you pass, you won't have to be hands free. Or, you could get cute little vouchers (I'm thinking about the size of half an index card, and green) for your good driving record, and when you are pulled over for talking on your cell, you just hand them a voucher and you won't get a ticket. Then you can go on your merry way, and continue to earn vouchers when you make responsible driving decisions.
Sigh. So I might call you today, while I'm driving, just because I can. But come Tuesday, my communication will greatly decrease, I think. And if you call me, and I don't answer, it's probably because I was fumbling around with that stupid hands free headset (because why drive with that annoying thing in your ear 'just in case'?) and I accidentally hung up on you, or couldn't get it going in time. So, sorry about that. But it's really not my fault.