I really wanted to end the year on a positive note, but life is what it is.
I live in a highrise condo building on a major street in Los Angeles. I have a beautiful view of the city.
After putting in a less than intense 3 hour day today at work, I came home, and did what any guy who is me would do upon leaving work 6 hours early…settle in for a nap.
That was less than 30 minutes ago, and after less than 5 minutes of solitude, the sound of screeching followed by a loud bang was heard. It happens two to four times a year right in front of my building.
No, the screeching was not my ex, and the bang was not her right hook. That could be later tonight, and I am fine with that.
Another car crash. Another call to 911. Sirens, police, firefighters and EMTs. People taken to the hospital, hopefully just as a precaution. Traffic brought to a standstill.
So let me please beg everybody in America to drive safely tonight!
Do not drink and drive. Do not race down the road at top speed.
If you have a guest that you do not want sleeping over, call them a cab. Then after calling them one, call for one to come and pick them up.
I am not going to be afraid to venture out tonight, but I also do not want to be playing Russian roulette.
Drink responsibly, drive carefully, and get home alive.
This is not about you. It is about me.
I don’t want to die. I have Bowl games to watch on Tuesday, I have to be at work on Wednesday, Thursday is the Iowa Caucus, and Friday I am going to a party where republican Jewish brunettes may be attending. The week after is my birthday.
Don’t screw it up for me.
Is it really too much too ask? Can we all live through the night please?
Careful on the road people. We cannot make the world a better place if we are gone. Challenges await many of us on January 1st, 2008, and getting home safely should not be one of them.
Off to take a nap…again.
Stay safe everybody. Have a safe…and sane…New Year.