Wednesdays Question

questionIt’s Wednesday so that means it’s question time. It’s time to ponder and then answer just one question. Okay, you can add all you want as a reason for your answer too. We’d all like that.

So here’s this weeks question: Texting and driving is deadly. Do you text and drive?

When I was working I spent my time driving from one meeting to the next with my phone in my ear. That was bad enough. I don’t even have a cell phone now. Hubby does, but disconnected the text feature because of all the ads we were paying for. I have never text in my life. I find the current cells phone a huge distraction. Don’t people talk to each other anymore?

53 thoughts on “Wednesdays Question

  1. Ann says:

    no, I don't text and drive but I do occasionally talk and drive. My car has the feature where I can do it all through the car. The controls for the phone are on the steering wheel. If I want to make a call all I have to do is push a button on the steering wheel and then say "call and the name of the person I want to call"

  2. Barb says:

    Nope. Sure don't. I don't even like hands free talking on the phone.

    Although I do love texting. It definitely has its place for me. Me and the sisterdears (and other family and friends) use it quite a lot.

    big hugs xoxo

  3. DrillerAA09 says:

    Not me.
    Although I find it amazing how many different things people believe that they can do while driving. Multi-tasking, while behind the wheel, is NEVER a good idea regardless of what the second task is. Just sayin'.

    • Comedy Plus says:

      Stoplights are one thing. Unless you didn't see the light change and there is a ton of traffic waiting for you to turn. That happened to me yesterday. Bless her heart. πŸ™‚

  4. Paul Pietrangelo says:

    Texting! What the heck is texting? Is it like sexing? Ha,ha,ha. Really I don't even have cell phone but driving, yes, in my bumble bee Camero as you well know. What is texting? Have a wonderful Wednesday Sandee. See ya.

    Cruisin' Paul

  5. Empress Bee (of the high sea) says:

    well chuck would tell you i did once but in fairness i was at a red light and roche' was begging me. he says to tell you he is still sick and wants more soup and pizza and some cokes and potato chips. he says he is no better today and for me to bring him all this to bed. and ice cream later. i think he might be milking this little illness of his but i'll let it slide.

    smiles, bee
    xoxo

  6. mail4rosey says:

    I don't text and drive. We saw a semi-truck swerving in Michigan…on and off the road bad. We thought he was falling asleep. Hubby finally got up to pass him and he was texting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In a semi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Going on and off the road!!!!!!!!!! Okay, I'm done with the exclamation points now. πŸ™‚

  7. Stephanie Faris says:

    I only text if I have to…and most of my texts are arranging to meet someone somewhere! My texts come up on my MacBook, so I actually prefer to text by computer rather than phone. It's SO much easier than typing on those tiny keyboards.

  8. Jean R. says:

    Never. I won't talk on the phone either. I can barely hit those little keys when I'm fully engaged in texting in the kitchen or in a parking lot.

  9. Saundra McKenzie says:

    The only reason I even have a cell is because 3 of my granddaughters do. Two of them text me daily, one several times a day, which I love. She is only 8, yes with a cell phone. Oh well. If it wasn't for that I would never text at all.

  10. Michelle F says:

    That's a great question, Sandee!
    `Don't people talk to each other anymore?`

    What really gets me is when people, even couples, go to a restaurant and one, or both, stay on their cell phones the whole time.

    • Comedy Plus says:

      We went out to dinner with our family several weeks back and there was a man with his wife and daughter at a nearby table and he spent the entire time with a fork in one hand and his phone in the other. The entire time. πŸ™‚

  11. messymimi says:

    No, i will not text and drive. If a call comes in, and i have to, i will grab it and tell the person i'm driving, i'll call you back. So often i'll see someone driving horribly and think, i'll bet s/he is texting, and i'm right every time. It's scary.

  12. BeadedTail says:

    I can't even text and walk so I'd never attempt to drive while texting! It's illegal in our state but people still do it though. Cell phone calls come through my car so I don't have to touch my phone while driving.

    Have a happy day Sandee! Scritches to Little Bit!

    • Comedy Plus says:

      Good for you honey. The coffee I've done many times and it's not illegal to do so here. I've seen drivers reading, applying makeup. Oh the list goes on and on. πŸ™‚

  13. Kathe W. says:

    Thank you for this question!!!!
    1. I have never texted- and won't. Period!
    2. Did not have a cell phone until we moved and then I went to Verizon and got my old Oregon phone number transferred to a basic flip phone that I have blocked from texts.
    I kept the old number to make life easier for all our friends and family since I had had that number since 1978!
    3. I do not use my phone at all while driving. I pull over if convenient or let it go to vice mail.
    4. I do not have to be always "available".
    5. WE received a letter- a real letter from one of our nephews and it was so great! I am going to take a page from his "book" and start writing letters…real letters. That is my New Years resolution! Cheers!

  14. Katherine says:

    Not only do I not text and drive… I turn OFF my phone in the car. You would think I was 90 years old. But I try so hard to be an example to my driving and soon to be driving kids. We can always point out the people who are texting and driving… I pray my kids never start. When the lady hit me from behind two years ago I had to answer tons of questions while being recorded by the insurance company. The first question… were you on a cell phone. I was so happy I was able to say NOPE!

  15. Binky says:

    I can barely text while sitting down, and rarely text at all. Besides phones, cars have way too many distraction gadgets built in these days.

  16. stevebethere says:

    I don't drive but It makes me so angry seeing drivers texting while driving these people never get it until something happens

    Have a good day Sandee sorry I'm late :-h

  17. MNL says:

    I agree texting and driving is very dangerous. So is reading the text. so is answering a call. It was much safer when phones were immobile and left in the home — but I do like having a cellphone when I’m meeting with someone. I remember back then without cellphones when I met a friend at a mall except we went to the opposite sides and then both of us circled … at the same time. So we ended up not meeting because we never found each other. With cellphones now, that wouldn’t happen because you’d just call and say “I’m here, where are you?”

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