Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 6, 2012

Many of us spend a lot of time driving. Here are a few thoughts.
1- Find another way to show how bad you are. This is mostly a masculinity thing, but it just might apply to a few ladies. Driving hard and fast is the easy way to prove your toughness. All you do is push the gas pedal. You don’t have to go to the gym, have lots of sex, or go into battle. Just drive fast, and with no concern for your neighbor.
2- Slow down. There is no need to go so fast. When you go somewhere, allow yourself enough time to get there. The faster you drive, the less reaction time you have in an emergency.
3- Stay far enough behind the car ahead of you to stop in an emergency. This will be less stressful for the person in front of you.
4- Pay attention to the road. This is where the cell phones become a problem. You should be focused on the road ahead of you, and not what your phone mate is telling you. Your minutes will be just as good when you get to your destination.
5- The three rules of the workplace apply here…. show up, stay awake, and don’t kill anyone.
6- Keep your car in good condition. The tires and brakes are key items, but also keep the engine running smoothly.
7- Keep your temper. Driving while angry is a cause of many accidents, especially when combined with alcohol.
8- At the risk of saying the unthinkable, some think a bit of alcohol is not that terrible. Of course, when you drink your judgment of how high you are is distorted, so it is tough to tell when too much is consumed. The law takes a much, much sterner view of this.
9- Use your turn signals.
10- Show concern for the well being of your neighbor. Use common sense.
This is a repost .
Pictures are from ” The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”.

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  1. Rupert said, on January 6, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Earl Mann’s Bottle Shop – omg, he owned the Crackers for ages – I think that’s at Lenox Square but not sure – the first Krystal shot is at 7th and P’tree where the Starbucks is now. They actually served hippies – the building behind it housed the US Draft Board – that sidewalk was the secne of many a demonstration.

    • chamblee54 said, on January 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

      The Bottle shop was on the lower level of Lenox, near the S&S cafeteria where Mary S. Little had dinner, and was never seen again.
      The concept of that Krystal as a Starbucks is hilarious.
      The building behind it was an all purpose federal office building. In tenth grade, I had to write a report about something, and I met a lady with the FDA in there. She didn’t spend five minutes talking to me, but sent me a detailed letter that was more than sufficient for the report. Her name was Wilhelmina Lombardi.

  2. Faster Faster « Chamblee54 said, on January 11, 2013 at 6:47 am

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