Both hands on the wheel….eyes on the road?

It will be very interesting to see that now that eastern Canada is attempting to ban the use of cell phones and other hand held appliances while operating a motor vehicle, will our western provinces eventually be doing the same? They already claim that taking these distractions out of driver’s hands has already helped to cut down on some of the horrific accident statistics.

It will be very interesting to see that now that eastern Canada is attempting to ban the use of cell phones and other hand held appliances while operating a motor vehicle, will our western provinces eventually be doing the same? They already claim that taking these distractions out of driver’s hands has already helped to cut down on some of the horrific accident statistics.

I don’t even own a cell phone, but I would think that it might be very hard to concentrate on the busy road when one is chatting on a cell phone, putting on make-up, shaving, fixing your hair, and what-ever else many of us try to perform while driving and usually in a hurry to get to our destinations. Most of us were likely taught to keep both hands on the wheel, especially while traveling in tight quarters and bad road or weather conditions, but that safe practice has been replaced by the inventions and temptations of our electronic age.

The big question! How are they going to enforce this new law? Quite likely they will do their best, just like seat belts and no smoking, but they will also depend on drivers to put the phones on message mode to hopefully assure better safety for themselves and those precious and innocent passengers that are travelling with them

Daddy, can I borrow $25?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him. The son quietly inquired, ‘Daddy, may I ask you a question?’ ‘Yeah, sure, what is it?’

Son: ‘Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”

Dad: ‘That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?’ the man said grumpily.

Son: ‘I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?’

Dad: ‘If you must know, I make $50 an hour.’

Son: ‘Oh’, the little boy replied with his head down. ‘Daddy, may I please borrow $25?’

The man was furious, ‘If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you can march yourself to your room and go to bed and think about why you are being so selfish. I don’t work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.’ Then the little boy slowly and very sadly went to his room and shut the door, while the man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s question, blurting out, ‘How dare he ask such questions in order to get some money?’

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think. Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25 and he really doesn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the little boy’s room and opened the door. ‘Are you asleep, son?’ he asked. ‘No daddy, I’m awake, replied the boy. I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier’ said the man. ‘It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $25 you asked for.’

The little boy sat straight up, smiling from ear to ear. “Oh, thank you daddy!’ he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled bills. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

‘Why do you want more money if you already have some?’ the father grumbled. ‘Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,’ the little boy tentatively replied.

‘Daddy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow, as I would love to have dinner with you!’ The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and begged for his forgiveness.

This little story is just a short reminder to all of you who are working so hard in life. We should never let everyday life slip through our fingers without having spent precious time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. There is absolutely no hourly wage, price, profits, or promotion that can equal the special joy of enjoying quality time with those you love and admire as family and friends!

Just for laughs

*Did you hear about the spinster who couldn’t see too well? In order to hide her failing eyesight from her intended beau she stuck a pin in a tree. The next day, while walking in the forest with him, she pointed to the tree, some hundred yards in the distance, and said, “Isn’t that a pin sticking in that tree?” But as she ran to retrieve it, she tripped over a cow!

*If I was organized like some of you I would make a list and start my Christmas shopping today, or I would dash outside and put up my lights before the weather turns cold, but that makes sense doesn’t it, and most of us love to procrastinate? Have a great week, all of you.

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