Carpool Tunnel Syndrome—When you are stuck in traffic with an unwanted passenger; this is what happens to your hands when you grip the steering wheel too hard and get tunnel vision.
Being in a small Florida town, I have been fortunate enough not to have to endure this, but I can imagine what some carpool drivers have dad to endure when chauffeuring annoying coworkers from the suburbs into the city, then back home again. I’m not sure who these annoying coworkers might be. The old woman who keeps going on about how great her grand-kids are, or maybe the high-maintenance uptown girl who obsesses over the food she never eats. Could be that geeky gamer who wants to tell you all about his or her latest MMO adventures, or maybe the cigar-smoking cat who thinks the world should revolve around him. There are over 8 million people in most metropoli and most likely, way more than 8 million ways to be annoying. I doubt the poor carpool driver will encounter them all, but if he or she does, I can understand why Carpool Tunnel Syndrome might set in. I’m sure even Mr. Furious from the Mystery Men had to deal with Carpool Tunnel Syndrome while riding around Champion City with Shoveler and Blue Raja. Let’s hope Musing Readers never have to deal with this malaise.