Pretty much as I am driving around day after day (because nothing is close by or convenient in this town) I am raging and cursing behind the wheel at the other drivers. Not because I am aggressively driving but because they are. Or maybe because (not kidding here) at times a full 25% of them are holding the freaking phone in their hands. It makes me furious.
Yesterday as I was going to the Y I came to stop having just missed the turn arrow in the left turn lane. A little silver car went down the right lane, turned left on red in front of my vehicle narrowly missing being t boned by the oncoming traffic (you know, the traffic with the right of way..) And..... that is how it goes here. I tell my kids they have to drive like everyone else just stumbled out of a bar.
Long story short, there was a town Facebook group that I joined because someone told me I should to get news and some overly privileged mom turned it into a bizarre "lifestyle" type page where in you look to her spoiled rich white woman-ness to guide you through all of your gut wrenching clothes shopping decisions that you have you make day in and day out. Women here have it tough! The princess got a ticket today and here was her status update on Facebook: (bold face mine)
PSA - just got pulled over for using my phone on speaker - they are doing a huge push to stop people from texting or holding phone and driving. Have your updated insurance card in car or you will be towed.
Oh for god's sake!!
I just couldn't...
Here is the post I would have commented with if I had some guts...
REALLY? REALLY, SUZI Q? HOW ABOUT LEARN FROM MY SELFISH MISTAKES AND DO NOT USE YOUR HAND HELD PHONE WHILE DRIVING AND PUT OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES IN DANGER. LET'S ALL MAKE A VOW TO BE RESPONSIBLE ON THE ROAD.
I hate this place.