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!
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