Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Honestly...NOW I've seen everything.

Believe me, I've seen a lot of weird, crazy and dangerous things behind the wheel of a car. I had a friend who drove a semi-trailer for a living, and once in awhile, he'd get a run from my town in CT to New Jersey and back (in a night trip), and I'd go with him, just for something to do. I've seen some really crazy things happening in the driver's seat....

People eating....but weird things, like soups (from a bowl!) or slices of pies...
A woman putting on makeup
map readers, magazine readers...book readers....
someone typing on a laptop....
some "unmentionable" things that, well, I have some YOUNG readers and don't need to spell THAT out to you!

But never in my life, until last Friday, have I seen this:

A woman, in the car in front of me, was feeding her child. Okay...okay...I KNOW I have "fed" my child in the car before...tossed food over my shoulder...but foods like cheerios, cereal bars, candy, etc. Not this woman...she was SPOON FEEDING a child...who was in the BACK SEAT...while SHE WAS DRIVING!

I watched in fear...she would look down toward the passenger seat (obviously dipping her spoon and making sure it wasn't dripping). Then she would glance up quickly, straighten out a bit, and then LOOK BACK to her kid, and lean over with the spoon...I SAW THE SPOON. Then she would pull the spoon back, look up, straighten out, and start all over again.

NEVER...EVER would I put my life, my child's life, and the lives of all the others on the road to FEED MY CHILD. If the kid was screaming for food, PULL the HECK OVER. I was known to pull off the side of the road and nurse my screaming child. No...REALLY. Because I would not want to endanger everyone in order to satisfy my need to "GET THERE"....

yup....a candidate for the Darwin Arwards, if ever I've seen one.

5 comments:

rennratt said...

She was FEEDING HER KID WITH A SPOON WHILE DRIVING?!

What is WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!

Sue said...

I would have called the cops -- really I would and have!! She is endangering not only herself and her child but EVERYONE around her........

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

It constantly amazes me what people will do as they drive. LOL

In CO we saw a lady smoking a cigarette - busied one hand, talking on the cell phone, and turned around doing saying or doing something with the toddler in the seat behind her......

Barbara said...

Funny you write this because I just read an article on AOL about dangerous thinks people do while driving. And yes, there were mothers who admitted to breast feeding while driving. It almost makes you wish they would get into an accident. Then maybe they'll learn their lesson.

Carmi said...

This wouldn't bother me so much if morons like this simply removed themselves from the gene pool. But as you stated so perfectly here, she's got a kid.

And worse, if I'm driving on the highway in her vicinity, she's threatening my kids as well. That scares me.

I often joke with my wife that the week before I give up my driver's license, I'm going to buy a big old, beaten up Ford Crown Victoria. And I'm going to drive it around and look for morons like this. Then smack into them. Just because they don't deserve to drive and SOMEONE ought to keep them from getting back behind the wheel.

I know, just a dream. But one can dream, right?

:-)