Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Day 405 - Driving In Public

My wife and I carpool to work 3-4 times a week since our employers are not too far apart & in the same direction from home. We do this to hang out a few minutes more each day and sure, we also do it curb the cost of gas since it is insane.

Usually she drives when we carpool since she works a bit further from home than I do. This has allowed me a tremendous opportunity to look out the windows and take in the sights in greater detail than when I am behind the wheel. Now the sights between home & work are nothing noteworthy and nor do they change from day to day. Well with one exception, our fellow motorists who we share the road with.

It amazes me that many of our fellow motorists do not realize that we can see through the glass they are behind. It is as if they do not realize they are driving in public. Just this past week alone I witnessed the following…

A driver reading a romance novel at 30+ mph (Must have been the juicy part!)

A driver lighting up a cigarette with both hands off the wheel at 60+ mph (Driving into a telephone pole would be a faster less painful way to go!)

A driver stopped at a stop sign picking his nose, turn his head to realize I was watching him pick away, then turn his head and keep on picking (Two words; Tinted Windows!)

A passenger changing a kids diaper in the front seat, meaning the car seat was in the back seat, at a red light; light turned green before the changing was complete and off they went (Not fit to be parents!)

A dash board with a bucket of KFC wedged under the rear view mirror, the driver chewing on a drum-stick with one hand while the other hand held a biscuit and the steering wheel at 30+ mph (Fried chicken, now that’s gutsy!)

A dog in the lap of a driver at 50+ mph, the dog was a Great Dane (or maybe the driver was in the dogs lap?)

A driver trimming his finger nails at a stop sign with a knife (at least he was stopped)

A driver applying a ketchup packet to a burger at 20+ mph (ketchup on a burger, yuck!)

A police officer eating a churro while walking up to a car she had just pulled over (I love churros!)

Whatever you do today, this weekend, be safe people!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. We see all kind of stuff when we are out. This is like the tourist capital of the world and we have seen it all. We've been lucky not to have been run down a few times. The whole area between home and town is under construction too and people still take insane chances.

  2. I once saw a lady breast feeding while driving. My parents were so pissed that they called the cops. Can't say I blame them. Someone who makes that poor of a decision while driving probably shouldn't have kids! You do see all kinds of strange things while driving.

    I like it when I see people who are singing and dancing while driving!


  3. great post. Laughing outloud.


  4. Thanks for the laugh! I guess I shouldn't laugh since it was true but it made me laugh anyway

  5. I love the cop and the churro. Priceless.

  6. --a guy combing his hair with both hands at 50mph and checking the results in the rear view mirror
    --a guy checking the map spread on his steering wheel and covering a big part of his windshield at 30mph
    --a truck driver sticking his left foot through the side window at 60mph

    And don't start me on cops' driving habits.

    Have a good and safe weekend Patrick. Hope you don't have to drive far.
    BTW, that kitty is totally cute.

  7. It is craziness on the roads! Where I am, mostly see people with their dogs in their lap while driving OR eating and/or drinking BUT the most - talking or texting while driving even though it is against the law - just craziness!