This morning I forgot about two things:
1) The tunnel I drive through on the way to my office is under more construction than usual.
2) Classes start today.
The combination of these two facts meant that traffic was a bajillion times heavier than it's been all summer. Yes, a bajillion.
As I sat inching my car along, I had more time to notice some things. Like the license plate frame on the car in front of me that read "I'd rather be swimming." I can understand wanting to be just about anywhere other than driving in heavy traffic, but I was a little surprised that people still put those frames around their license plates. I was also a little surprised that no matter what, this person would rather be swimming. Driving to the airport for a tropical vacation? No thanks, I'd rather be swimming. Making out in the back seat of the car? No thanks, I'd rather be swimming. Then, as I pulled into the parking lot on campus, I noticed a friend's truck had one that read, "I'd rather be playing baseball."
So I learned two things on my way to campus: Some complete stranger likes swimming. A friend of mine likes baseball.
The problem with those license plate frames, though, is that there are some people who can't be completely honest with what they'd rather be doing because of social stigmas. I came up with a few, for those people. Hey, I'm here to help.
I'd rather be . . .
. . . watching porn.
. . . skinning squirrels.
. . . cooking methamphetamine.
. . . sacrificing virgins.
. . . punching retards.
. . . date raping your sister.
. . . burning a cross in your yard.
. . . choking a hooker.
Feel free to put your favorite one around your license plate.