Saturday, June 19, 2010

Texting is Vexing

I have a gripe about texting and/or talking on a cell while driving. It's been proven over and over and most of us can't walk and chew gum at the same time, so why do people believe they can text and drive?

Once I saw a mom text the kids in the back seat with, "If you hit your brother one more time, I'm texting your Daddy!" When did hollering go out of style? At least she was parked.

What is so important that you textually active kids can't spare two minutes, pull off, and send John-boy, or Billy-bob a text message to let them know you got two tickets to go see a vampire suck the blood out of another teen?

Today I had such an experience. I'm not picking on teens, BUT this is what happened. There were THREE of them in the car beside me in the other lane. The one driving decides nothing doing but she text, hold a coke, look up in the mirror to check for pimples...all while turning her head to the side and backseat to confer with her buds. She was knee-driving. Whattttttttttttt?!!!!

However, she found out a lane holds ONE car at a time. ONE. And mine was in it.

I laid down on the horn when she tried moving in. Big mistake because they were undoubtedly fans of the Queen. Every person in the car held up a finger letting me know that I'm still "number 1!" God luv um.

Shortly after, another car in front of me started weaving back and forth over the road like an Olympic ice-skater. I gave her a 10. When I was finally able to get around "granny," guess what she had stuck in her ear. Yep...a cell phone. "Mabel, you on for Bingo? Hold on a sec, some whippersnapper is holding up a sign that has a 10 on it. where were we?"

Peeps, I want to be around to see my grandbeauties go on their first date so I can look at the fear in their Daddy's eyes and say, "Ninner, ninner." It's called revenge.

But if you don't hang up and drive, one of us is leaving this old world just because you couldn't wait to...reach out and touch someone. Please don't make it ME. I ain't ready to check out.

Hang up and drive. We're all going soon enough. I don't need your help.

JJ--putting a hex on your text


Blogger Chatty Lady said...

Here where I live if you see someone on a cell phone or texting while driving, actually moving in a lane then you call 311 (cops) and give them the location and cars license plate number with description of the driver. They come a flying and the person is ticketed, arrested in some cases but always hit with a huge fine. I have reported six people this year so far, and NO I don't drive while calling the cops. I park first or drive to wherever I am going!!!

5:56 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I wish we had that here, Chatty. They're trying to pass a law making it illegal to drive and text or on a cell. I invested in a bluetooth earpiece and only use it when I'm driving.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a situation where you need one of those fake police lights to stick on your car roof, and scare the test messengers right out of their jimberjumbees.


3:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I mean text's too early over here.

3:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There oughta be a law! Oh wait - there finally IS in some states thankfully. It drives me crazy to see erratic drivers on the road with cell phones stuck in their ear or propped on the steering while while they text. Crazy. Why take a chance? I don't get it. Anywho - another great blog my nice that that car load of teens made that charming (!) gesture to say that YOU'RE NUMBER ONE..........I already knew that.


5:50 AM  

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