As spring rolls into summer and the weather turns fine, one of the signs is a sudden increase in automotive traffic. It is a measure of the paucity of my understanding of the culture that I have not the least explanation for this.
Sometimes I deeply desire to leave this environment and return to my home world.
The required disclosure is that I grew up in this very neighborhood. Were osmotic enculturation sufficient, I too would be taking to my air conditioned gasoline powered motor vehicle in order to enjoy the benefits of good weather. I too would spread petroleum based poisons across my yard with the goal of creating a depauperate monoculture of weedy grasses.