Ok, I text, but usually not driving. Michigan passed a law against no texting and driving. It certainly hasn't stopped some drivers. Yesterday a car zipped by me like I was backing up. I wasn't in the passing lane of the expressway, doing the speed limit of 70 and they surely were doing 80.
A few miles up the road they were still in the passing lane doing 60-65 holding up cars. I went by in the normal right lane for us few that think going the speed limit is OK and my gas mileage is a bit better. I peeked over and they were busy texting looking up to see the road at periodic intervals.
Well that was yesterday.
Today we had a woman fall off a pier into Lake Michigan because she was walking and
No wonder she wasn't driving! That is taking the saying a long walk off a short pier to extreme. How would you like to explain to water rescue that you fell off the pier because you were answering a text message? "Don't forget the milk honey!"
I saw the video of the woman walking in the mall and fell into the fountain. That was good laugh and see didn't seem hurt. No reports on this texting worman. I heard several bi-standers held up score cards with 3's on them. Her swan dive off the peir must not have been that graceful.
I have done some pretty crazy things while being distracted, on medication or simply a mental neutral (we know the other words for that) but I have never walked off a pier! Is that like walking the plank?
I have hit my thumb with a hammer. I have stapled my hand, don't ask. I have put a nail in my head, don't ask. I have required stitches five years in a row, not for a while now. Nope, never walked off a pier, jumped off a bridge though. It was fun, did it 4 or 5 times, it was only about 10 feet from the water. The train came and spoiled the fun.
We all do dumb things but texting where you can put yourself or others in danger can wait. I wonder if she will be given the bill for the cost of the water rescue? I wouldn't be surprised. That might be the most expensive text anyone has every made.
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