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Monday, August 12, 2013

...while driving.

I think more people than not are texting or talking on their phones while driving.  I'm serious.  As I drive around, I think more than 50% of drivers are trying to sneak a text message or blatantly take a phone call.   I'm kinda pissed.

I'm not pissed at the kids.   They really don't know any better.   They know the law, they just don't think its a big deal.   They haven't been on this planet long enough to see or experience the consequences of inattentive driving.  They are young and feel bulletproof, but as they get older, as they see more horrific crashes or as they lose friends, they will understand why we shouldn't drive without our full attention on the road.  (Worlds longest sentence?  Sorry Virginia Reischl)  Todays teens live in a different world than adults do.  They are OBSESSED with social media and LIVE AND DIE to know what someone else is doing.  It is sad.  I'm not pissed at the kids.  Kids are kids and for the most part will push the envelope.  As far as their phones while driving?   Heck, all the adults are doing it.

I'm pissed at the adults.   Kids don't listen to what their parents say; they watch what their parents do.  And their parents are taking calls, making calls, and texting as they drive.

Great role modeling parents.  Impressive.

I'm pissed.  These kids need role models and people in their lives to show them how to go about their business.   There clearly aren't role models outside the home for these kids.  Sketchy politicians, lying athletes, overly abusive cops, greedy businessmen are what our kids are exposed to.  It breaks down as follows;  "Keeping up with the Kardashians" is a popular TV show.   How the hell does that happen and what does that say about us?

Parents need to walk a good walk if they expect the same from their kids.

To the adults that feel that rules/laws/guidelines etc. are for "others".....Kiss my ass and get off your phone.

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