Old Red Jacket Talker

Just an old RCMP dispatcher’s ramblings . . .

Idiots Out There

I made it through the morning papers and the drifts of snow. Then it was off to the curling rink for the morning game. Due to some sickness we were short a player, however, we recruited a 2nd from another rink and got the game under way. Sadly, we ended up with a big ‘L’. Oh well, there is always next week.

After the game we headed for home for a quick bite to eat and then headed for the city for Sam’s INR check up. After last nights semi blizzard the roads were actually in decent shape. The passing lane had a bit of snow and ice, but really not that bad. I was able to travel near 100 to 105 Kph.

About half way into the city I looked in the rear view and saw a car coming up quite fast. There was a single occupant in the vehicle. As he zoomed by me I just had to shake my head. The idiot was reading a book or magazine as he was driving. He had the magazine situated in the steering wheel and was reading and changing pages. I would estimate his speed at somewhere near 130 to 140 kph so he was in quick order out of sight.

It is hard to believe someone would be so stupid to travel the roads in the conditions we had. I can only speculate what this guys response would be if he either had an accident or caused an accident. Likely something like, “gee, I was just driving along minding my own business”. Yah right, and you don’t have one clue 😦

You just have to shake your head at the stupidity of some people . . .

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January 12, 2009 - Posted by | RCMP

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