This sign could use some punctuation, but it cracked me up!
I’m writing this post today because it’s been a while since I’ve had a good public flogging, and, frankly, I deserve it.
Tuesday, I ran up to the bookstore on my lunch hour, looking for a graduation present for a friend. I couldn’t find what I needed, so on my way back to my office – in my car, behind the wheel – I searched Amazon for it on my phone.
And then I sailed through a red light, without so much as pausing. I was 3/4 of the way through the intersection before it even registered.
I couldn’t believe I had done something so dumb, and as soon as I got back to my office I confessed my sins. Without missing a beat, my co-worker replied, “And the line of preschoolers you mowed over? They’re all ok?”
It would have been funny if it wasn’t so… possible. The light I went through is quite possibly the busiest intersection, pedestrian-wise, in town. It’s also about, oh, 300 yards from Sam’s school.
Fortunately I didn’t hit anyone and no one hit me, but my God, it could have been bad. Really, really, life-changing-ly (how do you like that word?) bad.
So, I’m going to knock that shark off, like, immediately.
I promise to never shop on Amazon while driving ever again. Ever.
But seriously, it’s time for me to reevaluate my choices, so tell me – what cell phone safety rules to do you follow? Do you make calls? Answer them? Shut your phone off all together?