Drinking and Driving  

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Well if you read the title you might think this is about a drunk driver. I have to say it's absolutely not. There is drinking and driving involved though. This is one of those type of moments that make me giggle like a school girl (sad isn't it?)

I'm on my way to work this morning and I'm not paying much attention to the other people on the road. I drive about an hour through the country raods to get to my work location for the day. Up ahead of me about 1/2 mile is a car pulled over by a CHP car. I noticed that it was an employee of our company so I pulled over to see if everything was ok.

Right away the officer starts coming back to my truck and I can see that our employee is looking a bit red in the cheek. The officer was a bit grumpy with me and sorta rudely asked what I wanted. I explained that I was the Safety Manager for the company that this guy worked for and was just making sure that everything was ok, or if maybe he was going to need a ride. I simply asked if this was alochol or drug related and he said it had nothing to do with that but drinking was indeed involved.

He tells me that he will be done in a minute and then I can talk to my employee. So I wait a few minutes and the ticket is given and the CHiP drives away in a hurry. I figured maybe the guy just didn't like Monday mornings so I didnt' put too much into his attitude. I walked up to the guys vehicle and he doesn't want to look at me. I asked him what happened and if it was serious. He explained that it was a ticket for littering.

Turns out that this guy was driving down the road munching on his McDonalds breakfast and enjoying his coffee. He got a phone call that turned into a rather lengthy discussion and he forgot about his coffee. It was cold now and as he was driving he decided to chuck the cold coffee out the window. I didn't figure that was a big deal since lots of people discard of their coffee that way. What made it a big deal was that at the exact time he tossed his coffee out the window a CHP car was driving by in the opposite direction and in case you can't guess where the coffee ended up it was all over the CHP car.

I couldn't help it, I just laughed in this poor guy's face. I told him that of all the dumb mistakes he could have made this was definitely a top 5 candidate. I promised not to tell anyone at work, and so I had to let you guys hear about this. I'm not technically telling anyone at work, but if they happen to read this well that's not my fault right?

This was definitely my Monday morning LOL.........

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that is some bad luck... what a way to start a week!!!

December 14, 2009 at 4:14 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I thought I would come over for a visit. I read your profile. I am hooked now. I have to follow another sports fan. Sorry I have to say I am a Bears fan. But those Cowboys are one great team.

December 14, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Well I'm sure glad you stopped on by...I love comments :)

December 14, 2009 at 6:42 PM

But... but... unless he threw the cup out the window, it wasn't littering...

December 14, 2009 at 8:10 PM

lol..according to the report it was littering because the contents were illegaly disposed of on a county roadway....I guess they could have got him for vandalism as easily

December 14, 2009 at 10:09 PM


December 15, 2009 at 6:17 AM

Well, that story made my Tuesday morning a little more bearable....

Thanks for the laugh!


December 15, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Well I do aim to please...and that was just too good to pass up without at least a nod at that poor guy's luck :)

December 15, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Bendigo, you darling! Thanks for saying such nice stuff about my blog and for sending Ian my way. You're a good 'un!

December 15, 2009 at 12:37 PM

I speak the truth I love reading your stories they are awesome :)

December 15, 2009 at 12:48 PM

hahaha, oh we shouldn't laugh (poor guy!), but what are the chances of something like that ever happening?!

It must've been so hard to keep a straight face at work when you came across him!

December 15, 2009 at 3:25 PM

Sarah...I avoided him like the plague...people stared at me sorta funny most of the day because i just started laughing for no apparent reason...

December 15, 2009 at 7:40 PM

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