Thursday, June 01, 2006

This is Random

I know this is random, but I just thought about it. My friend, Fletcher, posted this story on his blog about how it's against the law to pump your own gas in New Jersey and it made me think of this. Recently (last few days) someone told me they just passed a law where they live (maybe it was mom and maybe it's Hutchinson or Kansas), but you can't run your windshield wipers without having your headlights on. Here is the discussion I had with the person that I can no longer remember: Does this apply to cleaning your windshield? Seriously. If I get a dead bug on my windshield and I use that handy little feature to spray cleaning solution on my windshield and remove it with the wipers, do I have to turn my lights on first? That just seems really silly. And do they post signs at the edge of town/state line telling you "welcome to ! Be sure to turn your headlights on if you're using your windshield wipers!" How stupid to get a ticket for that? Anyway, just a random thought.

Oh, and one more thing totally Edmond, Oklahoma it is an acceptable way of life to always have a Sonic drink in your possession. There are Sonics everywhere...almost easier to find than a McDonalds. But I don't really recall this being common place in my home town of Hutchinson, Kansas. Just wondering if this is an Edmond/Oklahoma thing or is it a nation-wide phenomenon?


Suzy said...

Duh...That's a stupid question. It is always acceptable to have a Sonic drink in your hand! My hands are rarely without one!

Krista said...

I'm from Oregon and we can't pump our own gas up there either. In fact, I didn't even know how to pump gas until I came to college in Oklahoma.

I read an article today that said Sonic is the most visited restaurant in Oklahoma. The article said that in most places McDonald's is the most popular because of the sheer number of restaurants they have. Not in Oklahoma seems to be all about Sonic here.

Anonymous said...

As I understand the law, if it is raining enough that one needs to use their windshield wipers, then one needs to have their lights on as well. When it's raining, it's easier to see the vehicle in front of yours if its lights are on.

Also, Sonic's corporate headquarters is in OKC. The first store opened in Shawnee in 1953. There are at least eight stores in Edmond.

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