I was sitting at my desk shuffling papers so as to put them in the right priority of what to put off first when Narnia alighted my doorway and just launched into a conversation as if we had been talking all along. She talks in this incredulous tone as if she's giving you the most amazing news. It might be a cultural thing - she's originally from the Philippines.
"My son picked me up last night and right between exits 51 and 52, a man just decided to go to sleep right there." her voice building to a crescendo. "Probably he just wanted us to go around him, my son laughed".
"Let me understand this correctly" I say, "the man was sitting in traffic?"
"No!" exclaims Narnia "he was just sitting there in the middle lane asleep."
"With no cars in front of him?" I venture.
"No, just sitting there so everyone had to go around him. We were in the HOV lane" she explains helpfully.
"From my way of thinking, why would the man decide he's too tired to drive and just stop and go to sleep right in the middle lane of a highway? Wouldn't he just have gone to the shoulder of the road?" I ask.
"Yeah, that's true!" Narnia cries.
"I mean what if the guy was dead?" I ask trying to hide my growing irritation.
"That's true, I hope he got home okay" she says.
"Me too." I offer.