Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Cell Phone Laws Needed Here!


All I did was run to the corner store for a gallon of milk and I swear I'm lucky to have made it home alive!
Out of the driveway, teen girl late for school, on the cell, nearly rams me broadside. She almost took out the mailbox, but missed by a hair. I have only a few minor burns on my lap from sipping coffee while driving. ( my bad?) I'm composed and figure, oh well... she was in a hurry,might have been her Mom on the line... no harm done, tee shirt is old and tragic anyway.First block, stop sign where I turn right, Soccer Mom, or what I perceive to be one, runs said stop sign while on cell phone and turned round yelling at a small kid in the back seat! I slam on brakes, and let her roll on by. Crisis averted. Phew. Glad those MOM days are done.. I give my daughter a quick thought and smile cause I know she does it too....
Sixth Block, turning into the parking lot, a man driving a Carquest truck, again on cell, exiting parking lot, pays absolutley no attention to me entering and decides to make a left! He nearly clipped the back of my Jeep. Thank God its a small Jeep eh?(Actually its thank God I GUNNED it, cause I saw him coming!)Now I'm no longer happy. Forget that I was moments ago blissfully sipping coffee reading my morning mail. Forget the blogs that made me chuckle over the second cuppa Java... Forget the gratitude I felt for my Walt having made me coffee this morning anyway... NOW I'M PISSED. I felt the little burn I get on the tops of my cheeks when so aggravated as I stomped into the store. What the hell am I here for anyway? I mumbled to myself. I wanted to yell at the cashier about all the num nuts out there in the world, but I figured I'd save it for all of you bloggers instead! ( sorry?)
As I exit the parking lot to go home, I'm feeling very.... guarded? Ok, maybe defensive.... I double dog dare anyone to get in my way on my lousy 6 blocks from home! My eyes were squinted, my hands at 10 and 2 on the wheel... I had the pedal to the metal and just looking for cell phone addicts! Now dont get me wrong, I love my cell phone too. I don't know how I ever managed without one? But theres supposed to be rules! I have my own rules, they need rules too. Damn it.
I want California laws put into action like New York has. I think I'll go Google the legislation on it and jump on the merry bandwagon. Thats it, I'm cheerleading this! I had considered the No butts on the beach laws.... even the ATV disturbances on the beach laws.... but now I have a new cause... yep yep yep.... I AM ON IT!
Now I must begin again with fresh coffee and my own blog, just to feel normal again! Hey, btw... thanks for the rant:)

7 comments:

Jan said...

:-) The very thing that made me experiment (unsuccessfully) with dying 1/2 my t-shirts a coffee brown with coffee and tea... they were already coffee stained from attempting to drink and drive down country roads. :-) Have another cup of java and stare at a quilt... they are much less stress :-)

Jan said...

P.S. by the way.... nice dancing Gina! :-)

DearGina said...

ROFL!!!!!!!!!
Pay back darlin.......

Anonymous said...

so....this is why you yelled at me yesterday about Jeff drving while talking on a cell. I agree but do kids listen?

Barb said...

Well Gina, I would want you to think the law in New York actually helps. But....again, so many people break the law.(including the police) There was a bad accident in Syracuse last year where on off-duty deputy hit a woman trying to cross the street. Guess what the deputy was doing? He was texting his girlfriend on his cell. If that isn't bad enough...he was drunk too. Go figure right?

DearGina said...

Oh Barb, not working in NY??? Shoot!!

Kim said...

Oh dear! My DH works for Carquest--I'll get him right on that cell- phone-talking delivery guy! LOL! Personally, I hate phones--the fewer the better. Not just cell phones either. 98 percent of the time, when I see someone doing something stupid on the road, sure enough they're on a cell! Well, at least they already passed laws making us wear helmets and seatbelts--someone must have know that cell phones were just on the horizon!

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