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    Default eat and talk

    What does he mean by the next sentence?
    It's too hard to eat and talk at the same time anyway.


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    Default Re: eat and talk

    It doesn't matter that you think I shouldn't talk and drive, because I can't talk and eat at the same time, and since I plan to eat, I'll end my call.

    The "joke" is that talking on the cell phone while driving is dangerous, so is any form of distracted driving. Trying to eat while driving is just as bad, since you need to make sure your food doesn't spill and you're probably holding your food in one hand, so it's not available for the steering wheel if it's needed in an emergency.

    So: I"ll stop doing this one unsafe behavior, but I'll start doing this other one. Ha ha.
    Last edited by 5jj; 14-Nov-2012 at 19:05.
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