A whole new kind of retarded
June 30, 2009 at 2:01 pm #3100
As all of us know one of the biggest dangers on the road are idiots on their cell phones, too wrapped up in conversation (or even worse texting while driving – BEWARE VERY GRAPHIC) to pay attention to where they are pointing their 3 tons of steel. We even have to fear the occasional person who feels driving is such a mundane task that they need to spruce it up by reading while driving.
But recently I have noticed there are a new set of people who suffer from extreme rectal cranial inversion. I love to sound older than I am by saying ‘You damn kids with your rock music…”, but has anyone seen the metal head kids who drum while driving? I caught my room mate doing this.
He attemps driving (manual not auto), while blaring his death metal (he’s in his own death metal band), steering with his knee while both his hands are flailing around the passenger compartment pretend drumming, head banging to the music, barely ever looking at the road. For the record, this is the guy who wonders how his luck is so bad that everything seems to just “jump” out infront of his car (like the time he hit a detour sign, or the several deer he has hit to this point in his life)
But it’s not just my room mate, I’m starting to see these numb skulls everywhere, and even worse, some of them are actually holding drum sticks while driving! If it is possible to be behind the wheel of a car and pay even less attention to driving, I can’t Imagine.June 30, 2009 at 3:20 pm #20347
Got a call last night around 12:30 from the local police. Seems the boy (my stepson) had a problem with people passing him, and when they’d try to do it he’d swerve into the lane to block them. Rocket surgeon that he is, he never considered that the car he was blocking might have a light bar. Which it did. Which it used.
He was left unsupervised with his mother this morning. I’m curious to see if he’s in one piece when I get home. I don’t think my wife knows where to find sacks of lime, which might be the only thing saving the boy. Then again, she might be willing to hunt around for it like I did.June 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm #20349
is different from “won’t do.” This boy ain’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. There was an open bottle of alcohol in the car too, which he’s supposed to know better than to do (as in I’ve warned him specifically about it in the past). Fortunately he passed the field sobriety test though, so no time in lockup. Officer could have taken him in on the general douchebaggery too (felonious assault was the specific charge), but decided not to press that one after the tone of my wife’s voice indicated that jail would be letting the kid off light.
I’m leaning towards dropping him off at the Army recruiting office. Needs something to knock some sense into his head.June 30, 2009 at 7:08 pm #20350
…and to add my two cents, I had plenty of opportunities and blew them via drug addiction and other bad choices. So here I am in my mid-forties and, after three years of personal disaster, Lady Luck (and hard work) is smiling on me again.
Point being, it’s never too late, and certainly too early to tell–when they are that young…July 2, 2009 at 6:19 am #20374
Wow, those texting while driving consequences pics are VERY graphic! Maybe more people in the States (looked like that wreck took place in Europe) should see them (particularly that lady reading a book while driving!).July 2, 2009 at 11:50 am #20384
And with a lot of distracted drivers, we’re lucky if they are paying attention to the road every 3rd or 4th second they are behind the wheel.July 2, 2009 at 2:36 pm #20389
Years ago, right after college, a friend bought himself a used 911. He’d ride down the highway in his Porsche reading Penthouse. Wonder whatever happened to him? Oh yeah, he’s a doctor.
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