Yesterday, as you may recall, I made a promise to myself that I would never text while driving again.
As I got into my car, and drove out of the parking garage at work, I received a Facebook message alert on my phone. I immediately picked it up, and by force of habit started to reply, while at the same time looking down, looking up, "making sure" I didn't pass a stop sign, and run over a pedestrian. At that time, a lightbulb clicked in my head, and I remembered, NO MORE TEXTING. "But it's Facebook, I'm not texting anyone," I told myself, as I continued towards a stoplight.
Without hesitation, I immediately, and purposefully threw my phone the furthest away from me that I could - onto the other side of my passenger side seat (where I knew I couldn't reach it). I assured myself, that I wasn't going to risk my life or the lives of others any longer. I made a promise to myself, and to the world yesterday, And I was not going to break this promise.
In a few months, my sister Victoria, will be giving birth to her firstborn child - Ryan and I will become uncles for the first time, and there is no way in hell I'm going to risk losing each other's lives, because I played with a piece of technology. I think I can last 30 minutes to an hour without a phone, it will not kill me, but driving with it will.
At 6:30 PM today will be one whole day since I've stuck with my promise, and I will continue to do so, so long as I live.
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter