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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Maybe she's a fan of Tesla

A few weeks ago I was about half way home from work when I saw a young woman standing at a bus stop with her finger out (we use fingers to hitch here in Israel, not thumbs), so I pulled over to offer her a ride.

It turns out she was heading to a town not far from where I live, so she got in and buckled up.

A few minutes before we got to the junction where we were to part ways I noticed that a series of tall metal towers had been newly erected along the road to carry high tension electric lines through the area... although the wires had yet to be put up.  

So, as much to myself as to her, I said, "Wow, the towers sure look strange like that with no wires.".

She thought for a couple of beats, and then without a trace of irony asked, "You mean the new ones are wireless?"

I think when she got out of the car she may have taken some of my IQ points with her because, you know, nature abhors a vacuum.

Posted by David Bogner on June 14, 2009 | Permalink

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Bada--bam!
Good one, though.

Posted by: Shalom, Cherry Hill, NJ | Jun 14, 2009 6:49:59 AM

I read this 15 minutes ago...and am still laughing! Thanks, I had a long Shabbat and needed that...

Posted by: Jesse | Jun 14, 2009 8:28:22 AM

I took an IQ test...It was negative.

Posted by: Chaya G. | Jun 14, 2009 12:22:06 PM

Bill Engvall has made a career out of these type of comments. I am glad my office is empty now because i am laughing out loud.

Posted by: Max Power | Jun 14, 2009 6:55:07 PM

With wireless internet and cell phones developed in Israel, wireless electricity will be a natural product of Israeli Science(in the 22nd century).

Posted by: ED | Jun 14, 2009 7:11:29 PM

... and she stays mentally focused when she buys frozen orange juice because the can says "concentrate".

Posted by: Bob | Jun 15, 2009 2:40:32 AM

Don't feel bad. This weekend I asked a person from San Francisco if they have earthquakes there. How stupid can you get?

Posted by: Alice | Jun 15, 2009 5:23:31 PM

Let me know if they are in fact Tesla coil transmitters -- talk about your tourist attraction!

Posted by: Wry Mouth | Jun 15, 2009 7:37:29 PM

That's nothing. I hear the new Israeli thermoses automatically know to keep cold stuff cold and hot stuff hot.

Posted by: Albert | Jun 17, 2009 5:05:23 AM

...and until Wry Mouth's comment, I was wondering if "Tesla" wasn't some Israeli heavy metal band that I never heard of...

Guess she nabbed a few of my IQ points too.

Posted by: psachya | Jun 17, 2009 5:25:28 PM

Was she blonde?

This may not make sense to most of your readers - but was she a candidate for Jaywalking on the Jay Leno show?

Posted by: Chaya | Jun 18, 2009 3:36:05 PM

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