Thursday, March 5, 2009

March madness

It happens every spring. First there is wrestling, then hockey, then girls basket ball, then boys basketball. The spring tournments in Madison. Wrestling was last weekend, hockey starts today, and I should be biting the bullet and driving tonight, but I'm not, I'm sitting here goofing off, writing, and trying to figgure out how I'm going to beat the stock market.

March is a good time to get hurt real bad driving cab. How so? Drunk drivers. Why March? Well, all these bozo's from up norte come down to Madison to cheer for their favorite high school jocks, and get drunk, and basicly act out. Then after they get a good snoot full, they get in their car in a strange city full of one way streets and poof, they're going the wrong way on a one way street. It's not driving on the one way street that is the most dangerous part of all this, it's when they realize they're doing it and whip on to a side street. Imagine you're sitting at the intersection of a 2 way street and a one way street, the light changes, you start through the intersection, and some drunk moron coming down that one way street from the wrong direction t-bones you because there's on red light on that side of the intersection. Just such a moron almost got me at the intersection of Fairchild and W. Washington. Just as I'm entering the 200 block of W. Washington, this idiot comes flying past my drivers window, and goes off weaving down West Wash. Where did he come from? I knew where he came from, of course, but I never even saw him. How fast did he have to be going for me to not have seen him coming? It's not a comfortable thought, that collision would have been on the drivers side.

How many cars did I see last weekend driving the wrong way on a one way street? 5.

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