Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Know what ticks me OFF?
A few days ago, I read a news story about a woman who got busted by the cops for driving while breast feeding and talking on her cell phone. All at the same time. Pretty jaw-dropping, huh? Now I have nothing against breast feeding or driving or talking on a cell phone but ALL AT ONCE? Pretty damn crazy.
Over the past few days when I've left the house to run an errand or two I've spotted drivers weaving around, cutting people off, and running red lights in record numbers. Each and every time, they are folks who seem determined to chat on their phones while driving. A man once commented to me that women do this all the time. Uh uh. I beg to differ. Men are equally opportunity offenders when it comes to this behavior. A few years ago there was a terrible traffic accident in our smallish town. The driver of a Chevy Suburban ran a red light, killing a young man on a motorcycle. The reason she ran the red light? She was chatting on her cell phone.
I've never been one of those people who has a cell phone glued to her ear. I keep one in my car but if it rings while I'm driving, I let voicemail pick up or have a passenger answer for me. I can always return the call when I get safely where I'm going.
Do you have a little THING that just bugs you to death? Oh, I promise, I have a few more and most of them have to do with common courtesy. There's nothing wrong with letting someone with only a few items move ahead of you in line at the grocery store. It's the right thing to do when you help someone who is elderly find some little this or that or fetch something from a too-tall shelf. These are little things that don't take long and are the kinds of things I've always tried to teach my kids. I'm sure you've done the same with yours.
So what's your beef? What ticks you off?