Inside the Mind of a Sloppy Firsts Girl!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What Is the World Coming To

You'll never believe what I saw happen today. It's as if everyone is to busy worrying about themselves to think about the world around them.

I know you've either seen someone do this or have done it yourselves. When someone whose supposed to be driving is busy doing something else; texting on their cell phones, eating food, doing their make-up, or shaving. These people couldn't have taken an extra 5 minutes at home to do these things safely. No they have to rush so fast to wherever they just have to be they risk not only harm to themselves but others.

My older brother, Patch, picked me up from school earlier today. As we were headed back to his store I saw the woman in the SUV next to us doing her make-up. Even as traffic started to move she was still putting her make-up on. That's when it happened. Traffic in front of her suddenly stopped and she didn't see it in time, rear ending the car in front of her. It wasn't that bad of an accident but it was enough to cause quite a bit of damage to the back of the little car she had hit.

It makes you wonder what people are thinking when they're doing this kind of thing. Do they not realize how unsafe it is? Do they not realize that they can be the cause of an accident? This could have been a lot worse. Say if it happened on the freeway and she had been going 70 or 80 MPH. She could have easily killed herself or someone in the car she had hit if she had.

Things like this make you stop and think. What has this world really come to when people start getting into accidents because they're to busy with something else then their own driving?

10 comments:

reader Wil said...

I read your post about traffic accidents caused by people who are doing all kind of things except paying attention to the traffic. You are right it's dangerous and you wrote a good post! I am also a new blogger and I have found some bloggers whom I know from EFx2 blogs, which seems to have disappeared.

Anonymous said...

The world is not coming to anything. It has always been like this and people will continue to focus on themselves.

I once again prefer to stay unknown to you.

Danny'sStargirl said...

i agree with you totally here, would it really hurt that much for them to leave the house 2 minutes later, having already shaved/eaten/done their make up? people are just so impatient these days.

Julia said...

as a FORMER "driving make-up artist" I would like to apologize for those of us who sleep too long and rush out the door. I spent too much money on fixing my brakes from "close calls" and now I set the alarm earlier. however, our lives are too full of useless junk... and the trend, i am afraid, will not only continue, it will worsen... thanks for the post... good job!

poppyseedmuffin said...

Vanity strikes again

Seasons said...

:) Blame the fast paced world I say!! Awareness is what people lack, and over confidence is people have a lot of!! Some have gotten so comfortable in their driving that its like a home for them!

My name is Kris said...

As much as it bothers me, I can't help but admit that I do this too sometimes. Sometimes you just don't think...

http://getoveritkris.blogspot.com/

Miss Mioaw said...

That is so true.You have got a big point.Its so crazy, what people do these days!

freddy macha said...

This blog proves why blogging is such a wonderful thing. I blogged something similar a couple of months ago about a driver text messaging, full speed, one hand at the wheel, bus filled with worried pasengers.

Jerry said...

Thanks for this post. Hopefully, it will make some people reconsider the danger of doing something else while driving. This will make me reconsider some of my own habits!