Hurry Up and Wait.

I’d like to ask those of you who read this and don’t live in the city but like to visit for work purposes and what-not to SLOW DOWN! (I’m assuming those of you who live in the city have R-E-S-P-E-C-T for both our written and unwritten and regulations).

Leaving my office on Techwood Drive tonight I was tagged by a suburbanite in an SUV yapping on her cell phone and speeding…to the next stop light.

Just last week I was at the aid of a biker who was downed on N. Highland by a young woman not looking both ways before she exited a side street. Negligence in that incident had me viewing no less than 4 inches of exposed bone. Thanks for that.

Luckily for all involved in both events, I’m calmest when I find myself in situations that might cause others to meltdown. Of course just now as Iím writing this from Java Vino, I have the aid of some Foxy wine to help me out. This place rules.

My beautiful new baby Jack has her first battle scar, and I have found a new battle cry –


For those of you city dwelling folk who use two wheels as a main mode of transport (bravo) – for the love of Pete – put on a damn helmet!

7 Comments so far

  1. Briam (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 10:10 am

    Sweet Jeep… that is a shame about the battle scar. It just seems as traffic increases…. cars are getting bigger… and drivers are getting more distracted. Maybe they feel so secure in their huge cars, that they stop considering injury as a possibility.

  2. shoobie (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 10:34 am

    damn girl! that sucks.

    did you kick her ass? and isnt that a brand new whip?

    welcome back to a-town!

  3. Unxmaal (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 11:30 am

    In both cases, speed played a minor role. Both accidents were caused due to the lack of attention and the willful negligence of those who caused the accidents.

    If the metro police departments devoted more of their resources to ticketing for negligence-related violations, the overall safety of the city’s streets would increase significantly.

    A better credo would be “PAY ATTENTION ATLANTA”.

    Or possibly, “HANG UP AND DRIVE.”

  4. Neo (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 1:37 pm

    Maybe we should just stop all the women from driving? That’s about the same statement as “suburbanites”. Then after them, we can stop the Asians….the list goes on. Nice job Hitler, keep up your hate campaign.

  5. Maigh (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 8:09 pm

    Ouch Neo.

    Let me clarify that the point was about safety, not name calling.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Kissy boo!

  6. shelbinator (unregistered) on July 24th, 2005 @ 5:01 pm

    Wow, Neo’s bitchier than I am! But he did stumble over an actual point: while much of the retarded driving near Interstate exits may be suburbanite in origin, I’ve been cut off on my bike by plenty a neighborhood dipstick.

  7. J. Rosenberg (unregistered) on July 25th, 2005 @ 11:48 am

    I find the use of the word “nazi” more offensive than the other generalization. Talk about a hate campaign, I think you might be the one perpetuating it, Neo.

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