people turn into horrible selfish things when they get behind the wheel of a car!
not a new thought for me......but two events have brought it to the forefront:
this past week two kids were hit while crossing a major intersection
near our house......on their way to school. you know, that school they
walk to EVERY SINGLE SCHOOL DAY! in a crosswalk.....with the little white walking dude light telling them they were safe to cross the street......with a grownup just a few feet behind them. but that didn't seem to matter to a woman driving down the street. what did they need to do that was
more important than watching the road? their job for the entire
time that engine is running is to DRIVE! everything else can wait!
Crash Badly Injures Two Little Boys - SacBee
I know this first hand. I used to have to drive down a
large busy street to take my oldest to school. if we were running late I
knew I would have to wait behind those big ol' flashing red lights while the
school bus stopped to pick up some kids for another school. every day we
ran late I stopped............. and then prayed that I wouldn't get
rear ended by some SUV speeding mad down the street who wasn't about to
stop for those silly lights. you think I am joking?!?! oh no.......SO
many times people honked and me, swerved around me, slammed on their
breaks, etc. and we aren't talking about just the first few weeks of
school while people got used to seeing the busses again. ridiculous!
then things like this kinda makes me feel a bit better:
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO.......it's short and worth it.
I LOVE that they caught it on video and the woman was pulled over! sadly, I have so very little hope that anything came out of this other than a ticket. I wouldn't even be surprised if the lady went back to doing the same thing in the near future! why oh why should she interrupt HER life for a silly bus full of kids!
I see the same problem when an ambulance or fire truck is trying to make its way down a street, lights a' blazing, horns a' blaring. but people don't move the heck out of their way! oh they do for a cop car.......sure! those people can give them a ticket, figure out they aren't wearing their seatbelt, etc......but why bother for an ambulance or fire truck? this is what I think:
EVERYTIME YOU SEE AN AMBULANCE OR FIRE TRUCK...........assume it is hurrying off to save one of your loved ones......put a fire out at your house!
make you act any differently?? I hope not........I hope you aren't one of those people who don't get out of the way. but if you are or know of someone who is.........put that concept right up front in your noggin.......because you just never ever ever know!
I guess that was two rants.......bonus!