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If You Don't Know The Difference...

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Last Edited: February 11, 2015, 12:46 pm

.....between the gas pedal and the brake then you probably shouldn't be driving.

There are quite a few elderly people in my neighborhood. Well, maybe more than quite a few,lol. And nowadays you take your chances walking out of the house. I'm no spring chicken myself but....

Last year I was wondering what all the hub-bub was going on at my Wells Fargo bank. I thought they had been robbed. The whole front door and frame was completely smashed in. Come to find out some elderly lady had driven right through into the bank! She made her own drive thru window I guess. Scary. I stand in line right where she wound up. Guess it wasn't my time to go yet.

Cut to yesterday at the small shopping center down the block where there's a liquor store and Round Table Pizza I used to work at many moons ago. Was going to buy my PB ticket and noticed the whole front door and frame of Round Table was smashed. Guess what? ANOTHER elderly lady drove right into the door. I didn't realize their pizza was almost to DIE for. Geese. This is getting to be an epidemic.

You can bet I'm going to be watching my step from now on around here.

C'mon folks,give me a BRAKE!!

Entry #114

Comments

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CARBOBComment by CARBOB - February 12, 2015, 6:04 am
A couple of weeks ago, I'm in the slow lane and this elderly lady, next lane over. I hear a horn blow, next thing, I feel a bump on the rear door. I pull into the first parking lot and this lady pulls in behind me. She gets out of her car and can barely stand up, very pale. I wrap my arms around her and walk her back to her car, sit down. I ask, do I need to call an ambulance? She tells me, no. I take a look at my car, just a small rub mark. Took a look at her car, the same. She tells me I heard a horn blow, thought it was for me and I was in their lane, I wasn't. Listen, are you able to walk with me and look at your car? We walk around and I show her both my car and hers. She asked, do you think we should call H.P? I tell her if she wants, I will call one, but I am not to concerned about a little rub mark. I ask, are you able to drive, she said yes. BTW, I asked, how old are you? She tells me, 89. I just rolls my eyes. You do realize, when an older person can't drive anymore, their independence is gone. I always say, better their independence, than someone's life.
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MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - February 12, 2015, 7:34 am
I'd be thinking it's time to stay in.   Beep,beep.
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Comment by lottolaughs - February 12, 2015, 6:15 pm
I know my next door neighbor was quite upset when they took away her license. She was in her late 70s' or 80s'. I can understand the giving up your independence,must be hard for most people. When my time comes I will gladly hand it over. I don't like to drive much.

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