I’m not sure how many of you are aware of this fact, but did you know that virtually every day on the calendar is special? It’s true. Every day is someone’s birthday. Every day is someone’s anniversary. Someone dies every day and there are funerals held 365 days a year (except maybe Arbor Day…that one’s pretty sacred).
But, you get the point, right?
No? I’m being obtuse again? Dammit…
Here’s my point. I hear excuses every day for just about every violation under the sun. When those excuses don’t pan out, I get the excuses similar to those above. Well, guess what, scooter? YOU CAN DIE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY, HOLIDAY, ON YOUR WAY TO YOUR COLLEGE ROOMMATE’S EX-GIRLFRIEND’S UNCLE’S BLESSED F’N FUNERAL!
Is that clear enough? So, no. I don’t care what day of the week it is. I don’t care what’s happening in your personal life. You run just as much risk on every other day as you do on your special day. Don’t fool yourself.
Speeding is speeding. Not buckling up is not buckling up. Driving with your head in a dark and smelly place is, well, gross…particularly when you’ve got your cell jammed up there as well.
Do yourself a favor. Slow down, hang up, and buckle up. If you do that, we can avoid these philosophical debates on the side of the road. Besides, I always win. *wink*