Friday, January 8, 2010

A Pet Peeve -- comes to light

I have a new pet peeve.

Monday through Friday I take my son to work. It’s something I can do for him because I couldn’t do more for him while he was growing up (he is still “growing up” – aren’t we all?). Anyway, we always listen to the morning DJs (Dave and Susan) on a local country station. This morning’s topic made me extremely angry. Tell me what you think… please.

Dave went through a red light on Christmas Eve (he says it was 4 a.m.). The camera at the light took his picture and in the mail yesterday he got a ticket for $371 and the copy of his picture in his car running the light. Apparently in the two years that he has been living in the Sacramento area, he hasn’t bothered to get a California driver’s license either. Now he is panicking because he has to go to court to get all this straightened out. His first stupid move was to admit to anything on this public method of communication (the radio station). You just don’t do that. I couldn’t help myself; I sent him the following email:

“Dave... I listen to you and Susan every morning. Now, I may regret this, but here goes. Get over it! Pay the ticket and get over it! YOU made the decision to not stop for a red light and to not get a California license. All this crap is YOUR responsibility... not Susan's, not mine, not the little guy in my review mirror... it's YOURS. Attitudes like yours make it really difficult for parents to instill respect for laws that are made for ALL OF US. Get over it and get legal.”

I guess this has always been a pet peeve of mine, but now I have voiced it publicly. Why do those personalities who are in the spotlight (be it a radio personality or President of the United States) feel that they are above the law? It sure would make it easier on all parents if these human beings admitted they were human and owed up to their mistakes.

Mama always said: It’s easier to remember the truth than many lies.

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  1. First, I love your header. The horses are beautiful.

    This too is a pet peeve of mine. It's called responsibility. Many blame everyone else for their problems and never look at the real issue...themselves. I'm so with you on this one.

    Have a terrific day honey. Big hug. :)

  2. Unfortunately those who have fame, power, and/or money get seduced into the idea that the regular rules don't apply to them because they aren't like "other people". Of course the definition of "other people" is anyone who isn't famous, powerful and/or rich.

    I'm all for letting a judge make allowances for circumstances rather than having one written in stone punishment for all offenses, but that leeway in judgement should not be based on favortism because of one's position in life.

  3. Did you get any response from this Dave character? You're right, it's probably not something he should have been complaining about on the radio as a) he was the one who didn't bother to get a license in the last two years in the place he was living and b) he was also the one who rain the red light. A friend of mine always said that if you caught it, you cleaned it and I think Dave needs to clean what he's just caught and not expect special treatment.

  4. Your family is not boring. I'm looking forward to what you will come up with for Take This Tune.


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