Diplomatic Impertinency


Commuting quiz: It’s rush hour, you’re coming west out of Georgetown, passing by the Key Bridge, and you want to get on the Whitehurst Freeway without making the lengthy trip it would take to turn around and merge on to the Whitehurst ramp from the opposite direction — how can you possibly do that?

Answer: Get a diplomatic plate, like Mr. GD0108 here, come to a stop that gridlocks the intersection behind you, ignore the angry honking, bully your way forward until oncoming traffic stops, cut across, get on to Whitehurst and give an evil laugh as you speed away from the insignificant commoners of your host country.

8 Comments so far

  1. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

    I wonder if that GD stands for GD bad driver.

    I understand the necessity for diplomatic immunity but it should not be there to be taken advantage of.

  2. PSolus (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 2:02 pm

    GD in the diplomatic plate code for Ukraine, FWIW.

  3. Mike (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 2:12 pm

    Thanks PSOLUS, that makes sense as the Ukrainian Embassy is on M St. right near the Key Bridge. Cutting on to the Whitehurst that way from there would save him a lot of time.

  4. naufragio (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 4:21 pm

    Hey, maybe that’s the way they drive in the motherland. Geez.

  5. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

    Proof that international drivers licenses are a dangerous thing….

  6. Mo (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 9:51 pm

    Ukraine is weak!

  7. Boris (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 12:00 am

    You not say Ukraine weak! Ukraine not weak!

  8. Wayan (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 11:14 am

    Damn illegal immigrants!

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