I nearly took that martyr shortcut last night. Jen drove her teeny-tiny Honda and our brand-new printer got to ride shotgun while I sat in the back with Loretta.
She was very busy screaming sweet nothings in my ear, while Jen was trying to drive with an 80 pound boxed laser
printer resting gently on her right hand, her rear-view mirror tilted helpfully at the ceiling. She wasn't applying make-up so I guess she didn't really need it. I told Loretta that she was lucky because the last thing she'd ever see was my face. She screamed louder and I handed her my iPhone. Sometimes Jen would ask me if it was "safe" to switch lanes. I always told her yes because in the grand scheme of things isn't it always safe to switch lanes? We actually made it home. I kissed the ground. Loretta screamed and cried goodbye and they drove away.