Back in the mid 80's before cellphones really took off,
probably because the handhelds were called bricks because
of their size and because of the $2,000.00 price tag, I
was traveling down the expressway when a car pulled on to
the road, cut across three lanes in front of me causing
to spin out to avoid the car and about 50 cars behind me
locked up their brakes to keep from hitting me, (lucky,
no accidents) since I was pointing the wrong way. GEEZ!
I took off after that actinic sphincter to give him a hand
signal but when I pulled up next to the car, I could see
two women yacking to each other completely oblivious to
potential carnage they almost caused. It's not the fault
of the cellphone, it's the nut behind the wheel! Blaming
cellphones for accidents is like blaming water for drownings.
Hum... or guns for murder.
40+ years ago, Ian Fleming noted that the only thing that scared him in
traffic was a car with two or more women in it, because women cannot
have a conversation without looking at each other. And if one of them is
Ever since then, I've watched out for that, and have found his words to
be true more often than not.
What a statement from a smoker/drinker
"I have always smoked and drunk and loved too much. In fact I have lived
not too long but too much. One day the Iron Crab will get me. Then I shall
have died of living too much."
I pulled up behind a couple of women at a red light some years
ago and noticed that they were having a very animated conversation.
When the light changed, the car sat there with the two women still
going at it without pause. I waited a polite few seconds then blew
the horn, no movement, another toot, no movement. By this time,
the other drivers were getting impatient and started honking, I
laid down on the horn again, still nothing. I then flashed my lights
and the driver of the car looked up, waved and drove on. It was then,
that I realized that the animated conversation was in American Sign
On Sat, 8 Aug 2009 20:00:11 +0000 (UTC), G. Morgan
Ask yourself one question: Would you like to have some wacked out
druggy in his car traveling toward your family and then suddenly cross
the center line. The resulting crash kills your entire family and the
druggy walks away. Would you have the same opinion of these criminals
On Sat, 08 Aug 2009 19:15:38 -0500, Gordon Shumway
Ask yourself, what is the difference between being wacked out on a
street drug or any of the readily available legal ones. The only
person I know who was really hooked on cocaine was cured when a Dr
Feelgood decided he was ADD. Now he gets his fix with 30mg of
BiPhetamines every day. He is wired up tighter than a 100 year old
champagne cork all the time and his prescription plan pays for it.
Don't even get me started on the pain pill abusers (AKA
fiberneuralgia, bad back or any other thing that gets you a scrip).
I wouldn't even want to share the road with a Nyquil freak.
On Sat, 08 Aug 2009 20:50:19 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I feel the same way about the legal drugs too but the discussion was
about cocaine. Anyone driving under the influence is piloting a
potentially lethal weapon. If those criminals vanished from the face
of the earth tomorrow it wouldn't break my heart.
I'd sure like it if my bad back (broke it) and spondylosis (degenerative
bone disease) would get better. I'd trade the pain and give up the pills.
My FIL is currently going through terminal stomach cancer, and has only a
few months to go. I guess we should all just suck it up.
I have fairly severe RA (both wrists and a knee) but I man up and stay
Driving while stoned on hydrocodone can be as dangerous as driving
drunk but people are in denial because a doctor gave it to them.
Common side effects include dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea,
sweating, drowsiness, constipation, vomiting, and euphoria. (from the
PDR). I think I would rather have a guy with a little cocaine buzz
coming at me than a guy with " dizziness, lightheadedness ,..
drowsiness, and euphoria"
What scares the shit out of me is those stupid 17 year olds in a hurry,
talking or texting. I have none of the symptoms you related. After an
accident a year and a half ago, I was blood tested. State lab came back
with .000 for everything, although I take the medicine regularly. I guess I
metabolize it well, and don't have any side effects other than pain relief.
I have been driving 46 years now, and am a good operator. I say operator
rather than driver because a driver merely knows how to make a car go and
stop. I've driven a lot of big stuff, big equipment, and big cranes. I
think you'd rather see me on the highway than some twit just a' twittering
her little ass off. I can drive better impaired than a lot of people can
Of course not. Driving while intoxicated is endangering others. Stealing
from others for drug money is wrong too. Both are jailable offences.
The person I responded to acts as if all alcoholics/addicts should be "dead",
just because they have that malady.
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