So, you say it’s your birthday? Anniversary? Holiday?

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*

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic. Snark is encouraged. Being a prat is not.

6 thoughts on “So, you say it’s your birthday? Anniversary? Holiday?

  1. "Slow down, hang up, and buckle up" … well, of course, MC, but those who need to obey that have yet to read your blog.

    Advice on how to get their attention? Give 'em a card with their next cite: "If You Got Stopped, You Deserved It" printed in bold with this blog's URL — and ask HM to do some of his nifty art that composes this blog's header to be the background for the card.

    I just betcha issuing such a card not only would catch attention, it would spike visitors to read your wise and witty pennings, rather than become blog fodder.

    Oh, darn, I wouldn't want to do anything, I mean *anything*, to reduce your blog fodder. 🙂

  2. You guys all make me smile. Thanks for the usual chuckle. If you dealt with smart educated people all of the time, wouldn't that be boring?

  3. About 10 years ago, I had to make a 'notification' when the birthday boy left the country road at about 90 mph in his birthday present – a hopped up mustang.

    Still remember his name… often relate the story to these mo-rons that claim special privileges on their special day…

  4. Hey MC… long-time listener, first-time caller, fellow motor from the state immediately north of you, blah blah blah.

    One of my customers today actually expected a break because his birthday was… yesterday. Tough to resist the urge to say "Happy belated birthday" when handing him the Defendant Copy.

    Thanks for keeping us entertained.

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