``175 dollars to park for barely two hours! Could you believe it?''
``I could not and do not.''
``You'd believe it if you were there.''
``I was there, that's how I know not to.''
``If I wasn't exaggerating a bit --- ''
``By about five parts out of six.''
``If I wasn't exaggerating more than a bit --- ''
``You're just short of exaggerating six bits.''
``What would I be?''
``What's what? There's a thousand thats on the highway every moment.''
``Flashed headlights on the right. You see anything to go flashing at?''
``No, I keep an old-fashioned modesty.''
``Too bad. After what we had getting out of town a car being interesting would be nice. $240 just to park for dinner. And we didn't even get to park it ourselves, someone came and took it.''
``You were upset about paying to park, now you're upset about paying not to park.''
``They always change the radio stations.''
``They never change the radio stations. They turn the radio off, then you spend ten minutes trying to figure what's wrong.''
``They shouldn't turn it off. I need the traffic report to decide whether the Lincoln or Holland Tunnel.''
``You have never changed your decision based on a radio traffic report.''
``I don't want to be surprised by getting stuck on the highway going nowhere for an hour.''
``You'd start suspecting by 45 minutes in. No surprise at all.''
``And didn't we get stuck for an hour right out of the parking garage?''
``Like the traffic report warned and you went right into.''
``Think what we could've saved if we'd found our own spot.''
``Like all that time spent having dinner.''
``$295 to park. Well. I wouldn't want to miss all of dinner.''
``I thought you enjoyed meeting her.''
``Sure. I just have to stay a little curmudgeonly. ... Don't want you thinking I'm all sweet.''
``I promise I'll never think of you as sweet, however you act.''
``The Pulaski Skyway.''
``We're passing the Pulaski Skyway.''
``I wouldn't contradict you, but why mention it now? Other than we won't be passing it a half-hour from now?''
``She said she'd never been on the Pulaski Skyway.''
``Millions haven't been on the Pulaski Skyway. Right now, we're two people contributing to not being on it.''
``$340 to park and you don't --- what the --- you don't need me to pass so --- ''
``You're getting fragmentary again, dear.''
``Guy behind flashing. Didn't he notice there's cars in front of me too?''
``Most drivers figure that out. Are you maybe driving wrong somehow?''
``Don't think so. Doesn't feel like a tire's blown, engine temperature good, cars next to us aren't pointing underneath and yelling.''
``You drive one car on fire and the rest of your life figure that's the only thing which goes wrong.''
``That's enough. Ever since I've meant to get a fire extinguisher for every car I own.''
``It's a beautiful dream.''
``What kind of person doesn't remember specifically being taken onto the Pulaski Skyway?''
``What kind of person specifically takes a fiancee onto the Pulaski Skyway?''
``If Mister Pulaski isn't offended I don't see where we have standing to be. --- Let me guess, they're honking at us?''
``Guy on the left. Flashed his headlights too. I think we're surrounded.''
``You're not overlooking something?''
``The car's smooth, the wipers are on their fourth cloudburst tonight, I --- uh-oh.''
``The headlights weren't on!''
``We've been driving over 90 minutes at night without headlights?''
``The parking garage. They turned it off 'auto', that's what. $440 to park and they turn off our lights.''
``They probably assumed we could turn them on.''
``What's the point of having headlights you don't have to think about if I have to think about them instead?''
``You better wave that driver thanks.''
``I'm too embarrassed. Can you hide me under a hat?''
``How do we drive 90 minutes at night in the rain without headlights and not notice?''
``It's all the street lights. If it were dark we'd have noticed. I bet there's somebody to write about light pollution.''
``The parking garage. You might get something back on your $580 for the risk taken.''
``Now you're talking.''
Trivia: On 22 July 1988 Hershey acquired the US candy division of Cadbury Schweppes. This gave it the market lead in the United States for the first time since 1966. Source: The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars, Joël Glenn Brenner.
Currently Reading: Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2011, Editor Sheila Williams.