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"Get Off the Phone!"

I don't know about you, but when I drive I notice quite regularly, the number of people not necessarily driving, but talking or using their cell phone. I got so frustrated, mainly because I can't do anything about it, although I would really like to take THIER PHONE AND SHOVE IT UP THEIR....

...take a breath, count to 10, aaaannnnd Focus!

Sorry about that. I didn't even finish explaining what happened. That's how angry I got the other day driving. Nonetheless, its not like I am going to waste my time and do something to them that keeps me from where I'm heading.

What if I angrily drove in front of them and slammed on my brakes? Yeah! That'll work. Wait...they aren't looking out of the window so maybe that's not such a great idea.

I know, I'll drive real close to their back bumper and then they will get the point I have to get somewhere very important. Yep, wait, nope! Won't work. They aren't even looking in the rearview mirror. Damn!

What is going to snap these people out of the attention they're giving their phone? IOO (in Otto's opinion) each person has to make a conscious effort to be safe on the road. We've become so self absorbed and entitled ourselves to think we are SOOOO important that we have to be on the phone during one of the most horrifically dangerous activities on the planet.

We have to wake up people. Is it so important to be on the phone or stay connected to others that we loose sight of being cautious of the rest of us on the road? I don't think so. When you focus on the road, you focus on the safety of others; someone's wife, husband, son, or daughter. Put your phone down and keep your eyes on the road.

So hypocritically, I took out my iPhone and expressed what I go through here on the streets of Jacksonville. The video is on my Videos page. Check it out. Hope it makes you smile! And maybe think about keeping the phone down and focus on the safety of driving. Wink, wink.

Hypocritical Driving

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