Dave Barry Travel

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.”

― Dave Barry

I think it’s funny and true to a certain extent. I know I personally like to think of myself as a good driver, but realistically, I’m probably just average. It’s interesting to consider how many people share this belief, regardless of their actual driving abilities.

“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.”

― Dave Barry

This quote about coffee is humorous in its own right, but there’s definitely some truth to it as well. I’ve certainly been frustrated waiting in line behind people who seem to be taking forever to order their complicated coffee drinks, especially if I’m in a rush

“Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.”

― Dave Barry

I think it’s a clever way of explaining a scientific concept in a lighthearted way. It’s definitely true that most of us can’t see electrons, even though they play a huge role in powering our lives.

“It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells… to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin.”

― Dave Barry

Finally, the fourth quote about men not asking for directions is another stereotype that’s often played for laughs. While I’m sure there are some guys who fit this description, I know plenty of men who have no problem asking for help when they need it. So I think it’s a bit of an exaggeration, but still funny.

From these Dave Barry quotes, I observe that he has a humorous and witty style of writing that often takes a humorous look at everyday situations and behaviors. He pokes fun at human tendencies and stereotypes, but also includes some kernels of truth in his observations.