posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 04:08 AM
My apologies whatukno for not taking your obviously satirical post in the spirits as intended.
I can be a little thickheaded at best sometimes. Sorry I drew the saber on you.
Not one poster here has said 'yea, party on Garth', its way cool to take a fifth with you on the way to the club.
What has been opinionated upon is the obvious revenue generator current dui laws have become, and the disingenious nature of tagging
'everyman/woman' for one beer over the proferred limit or 12.
The reality is; with blackberries, iphones, dvd players techno advances, the foolhardy that text and drive, makeup and drive, read the paper and
drive, chow their lunch and drive...they too deserve consequence if involved in accident or recklessness.
Driving always requires respect and absolute attention at all times. I drive my car like I did my kawasaki in college. You make a mistake on your
bike, as previously alluded to, is more than likely your last. I worked in the ER at Metro for 2.2 yrs. I've seen plenty of motordonors come in. When
I saw gray matter that was once solid state brain pouring out of someone's ears, I sold it the next week.
Unfortunately, most people don't have the common sense to know that driving requires absolute attention.
I also have reservation on some 9 to 5 bloke who wants a pint with friends on a friday night and some chicken wings. And I mean 'responsible'
drinking, not binging.
Another night, after a date, with same girl on way to drop her off at home, two young girls were coming out of Great Lakes Brewery on W25th. We were
coming other way from Lakewood. This girl driving was weaving over 3 lanes of traffic, badly, and not slowly. I got as far right and pointed nose curb
to protect my girlfriend. She did not hit us but jacked my BP up good.
Similar event one new years eve. I haven't left the house on new years in 18 yrs. Shack up with some bubbly and chinese food.
Every two beer drunk is on the road new years.
I appreciate both sides of the coin, I really do. I may be from an older generation type of thinking. If I nip, I do my nipping at home. If I go out
with freinds or neighbors, it is 'one beer' with dinner. I could not live with myself taking anothers life for my ignorance.
I'm a slow typer chip. I see you have your own views on the matter. I'm sure you will make many freinds here.
Good luck with that.
[edit on 6/24/2008 by jpm1602]