I'm sure I will get comments back on this one. But my soap box today is Cell Phones in Cars.
People driving talking on a cell phone. It's the cell phone's fault that the driver is not paying attention. The cell phone gets blamed for every wreck and every almost wreck. WHAT CRAP!
The DRIVER is the one that is responsible. The DRIVER is the one not paying attention. The DRIVER probably doesn't pay attention when they are NOT on the cell phone.
Pictures circling the internet about a crotch rocket slammin' into a VW because the car driver was on the phone! BS! The REAL info: Sweden: crotchrocket 155 mph not 85. Driver pulled out, neither had time to avoid collision. All dead. No cell phone involved.
I have a great personal example: I was on the cell phone talkin' to my mom while on my way home after work one day. I am going the speed limit, (I know shock, shock, but REALLY I was! Honest!). I'm in the correct lane to turn. I'm watchin' traffic and see this truck comin' up on my right side. HE IS PASSIN' ME. Did you see the previous sentence where I said: I WAS GOIN' THE SPEED LIMIT? He proceeds come up beside me to HANG OUT THE WINDA, (and I"m talkin' about not just the arm pit hangin' out, but half his body, he has got to be almost STANDIN', I'm thinkin' that anytime, his belt is gonna hang on the winda! This guy musta had LOOOONG legs, that's all I can figure), ARM JUST A SWANGIN', CELL PHONE IN HAND, JUSTA YELLIN' AT ME TO GET OFF THE CELL PHONE.
I look at him like he is nuts. I yield at the yield sign. He, on the other hand, does NOT. He still has his cell phone in his hand, hangin' out the window, still yellin' at me to get off the cell phone, while TURNIN' AND ALMOST HITS ME AS HE SWERVES INTO MY LANE AS WE TURN and his RED RUSTED paint WOULD NOT match my WINE paint. Wudda make me a TAD mad if he SCRATCHED my car. BUT I wudda gotten the blame because I was on the CELL PHONE.
I almost followed him to ask him what his problem was cuz obviously he cain't even HOLD, much less TALK on, a cell phone and drive.
I remember THAT truck, and let me tell you whut, I'MA LOOKIN' FER THAT RUSTED, BEAT UP, RAG TAG, RED, TRASH HEAP, JUNKER OF A PICK UP WITH THE MOUTHY, A**WIPE, MORON, WEARING A GREASY TAN BALL CAP, WITH LIGHT BROWN HAIR, THAT IS HANGIN' OUT THE WINDOW. HE AIN'T GETTIN' AWAY WITH IT NEXT TIME, THAT'S FER SHORE!
Cheers ya'll! I'll let cha know where to send bail money!!