Thursday, April 17, 2008

Is it just me?

I was headed to an appointment yesterday. I noticed this Burgundy Mini Van coming up fast behind me. This Mini Van went into the left lane passed and went around me at about 50 mph (in a 35 mph zone). As we proceeded I watched the Mini Van pass no less than 3 Cars ON A DOUBLE YELLOW LINE and on an incline. I continued to watch the Mini Van as it speed along at about 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. The Mini Van literally came to a SCREECHING HALT at a stop light at which point I caught up to it. (Begging the question......If I wound up at the same spot as you at nearly the same time....why speed and break traffic laws??) On the back of the Van were all kinds of stickers and magnets.... "I love my Kids", Jesus Saves Jesus is coming, My kid is an honor student" and so on. There was also a little Family of stick figures showing the Mommy, the Daddy and 5 kids. I then looked at the driver and saw a 30 something year old Mom ON HER CELL PHONE (we all know how I feel out this!!) and 2 Babes in Car Seats behind her.

This whole thing made me MAD! First the whole excessive speeding and breaking traffic laws thing. Then the Driver inattention thing with the cell phone. And all this with your Children in the back seat. I would think that a God fearing woman with five precious gifts would care about her Family's safety and well being.

Actions speak louder than words


Nene said...

*YOU ARE SO RIGHT on this post!! I feel exactly the same way too. Just because you have stickers like that, doesn't mean anything or tell about who you are.

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Mrs. K's Lemonade Stand said...

Oh you hit on one of my "pet peeves!" I just HATE people who drive and talk on their cell phones. I wish they would outlaw that!
A lot of idiots on the road and it is scary as all.

Treasure Barn said...

I just got an email about this very thing. I will try to find it and send it to you. It is uncalled for!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for the prayers for Mica.

Love your post

Rue said...

I hear ya! I don't understand all the talking on a cellphone while you're driving anyway. Even worse is the texting. Ridiculous!

So sad about Martha's dog :(

Anyway, I hope you have a goodnight :)

Utah Grammie said...

This reminds me of the one Bill Cosby tells about when he was stopped on a hill in San Fransisco - the car in front of him started rolling backwards - so he honked very loudly- only to see the man looking into his rear view mirror and waving, all smiles - seems the car ahead had a bumper sticker "Honk if you love Jesus" on it!
Seriously, sometimes I wish I was an undercover traffic cop!
Take care and watch for all the "road-dummies"

Deb said...

Hi Carolyn, you are so right. Many times I've had someone on my tail when I was going at a 70 mph speed limit and I guess they want me to go 100 mph. I say to myself you can't drive my car and yours and they have to go around. I left something for you to see at my blog. It was at Big Lots and I thought of you. Deb