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Hang up and drive

You wanna know who I can't stand? Who really get's my blood boiling? People who text or talk on their cell phones while driving. I mean, the nerve! Is your phone call or text message more important than my safety? Do you know how many people die on the road each day because of people getting distracted by their little electronic toys? I don't know the exact numbers, but it must be, like, a lot people a year. A lot of blood spilled because you are stupid enough to check your incoming text message while driving.

Ugh! Look at you, sitting there at the light that turned green, like, 1.5 seconds ago. 1.5 seconds? Frickin, jeez. This guy!

That said, you know one situation in which I don't mind use of a cell phone while driving? When it's me driving and it's my cell phone. Texting while I'm driving is the exception to the rule I laid out above. When it's my cell phone, it belongs to me and it is therefor far more important than the safety of others. Why? Because when it comes to others, they aren't me! Duh.

To help you in your decision-making, here's a useful flow chart for deciding whether it's okay for an individual to use a cell phone while driving:

Figure 1: You cannot deny this is true.

So unless you'd like to feel the wrath of my horn honking in your general direction, Put. Your. Phone. Down. Now, sir.

And while you're hanging up and driving the way you're supposed to, I'm gonna look away from the road and finish writing this blog post on my cell phone.

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