Be A Designated Driver

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Be A Designated Driver

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Last weekend Debbie and I attended Rio Rancho’s 9th annual Pork & Brew festival.  So sticking to our strong belief not to drink and drive Debbie signed a note of promise at the Pork & Brew and became our designated driver.  I enjoyed couple of cold beers while sampling all that wonderful BBQ but that was two too many to be behind the wheel.  

For signing up and volunteering as Designated driver Debbie got a really great tee shirt and got us home safely.  Remember don’t be stupid in the 100 days of summer... You Drink, You Drive, You Lose!  Either appoint or be a designated driver.

100 Days and Nights of Summer Albuquerque NM 2012

Be A Designated Driver

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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Good stuff there John!  Always having a DD is a good thing!                                                                                  

Jul 13, 2012 11:42 PM #35
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

John & Debbie, GREAT way to save a life, and it is best not to drink & drive!      Your judgement is impaired and put others at risk!   Congrats Debbie!

Jul 13, 2012 11:44 PM #36
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I would love to have Debbie as my designated driver.  This is a very important subject during this time of many wine and beer events.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jul 14, 2012 12:06 AM #37
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Since I don't drink, I have been that driver many times in my life. Don't mind at all because I know I'm saving at least one persons life if not more.

Jul 14, 2012 12:28 AM #38
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Greetings Friends -

Much thanks to each of you for dropping by and leaving a comment on Be a Designated Driver.  Again instead of replying here to each of you I have read your post and left a comment on your blog.   Always know you are appreciated!

For the record I never have anything stronger than beer and a couple does it for this kid.  Debbie is a non drinker and always takes the keys without question when there's alcohol involved.  As many of you have pointed out one doesn’t need to be drunk to be impaired so again have or be a designated driver.  

Hope you each have a safe, happy and productive day!


Jul 14, 2012 01:49 AM #39
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Good article BUT I want to congratulate you on becoming an AMBASSADOR! What an honor and a privilege it is to know you here on ActiveRain. You've come so far and I know you'll go even further.

Everybody loves the Q and Debbie too!

Jul 14, 2012 02:42 AM #40
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

This is indeed a great article and congratulations on a new Ambassador!!!! ActiveRain rocks!

Jul 14, 2012 05:00 AM #41
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Great advise. It just doesn't pay to risk a DUI anymore. Our local paper states it is nearly $13,000 to deal with the legal stuff for the first offense which doesn't include insurance costs. cheers cvc

Jul 14, 2012 06:45 AM #42
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

If there's going to be drinking, there should always be a designated driver.  

Jul 14, 2012 08:20 AM #43
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Good Evening John, that sure is fantastic advice and words to live by.  Have a great night.

Jul 14, 2012 11:09 AM #44
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
John, there's always a DD in my group, but I have to admit it's never me.
Jul 14, 2012 02:03 PM #45
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA


Good for you!

Add to that: don't text and drive.

Jul 14, 2012 05:25 PM #46
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.  Life is better when there are flowers to photograph.

Jul 15, 2012 02:20 AM #47
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


I already clicked suggested.. All the comments you got and this blog is not featured??? Great advice and more folks need to take the pledge and advice. Don't be stupid as virtually all states have low tolerance for drinking and driving. We like to eat at home most of the time and drink our wine without worrying about driving..

Jul 15, 2012 07:58 AM #48
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Hi Mr. Ambassador, Larry and I both don't drink so we are always the designated drivers and don't mind this at all!

Jul 15, 2012 08:53 AM #49
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty


It’s great to see we’re all on the same page here ….. Don’t drink and drive!  It’s just stupid and certainly not worth taking the chance of killing and or being killed over.  Again I stress either have or be a designated driver!  You won’t regret it.  

Thanks for noticing and mentioning the orange tag.... It's been there for several months now.  Actually I can't recall when it happen... Imagine that :)

Again thanks to each of you for your comment and input.


Jul 15, 2012 02:47 PM #50
Harold Litiku- Buzz Home

I applaud Debbie for taking the honorable stance and being the DD. Here's another option for you. We at Buzz HOme do the driving for you. Call us and we send you a DD. 505-205-1110

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