On Saturday, The Forum published an Associated Press article about a woman from Max, North Dakota.
The story was so short that I will include it in its entirety here.
“COLEHARBOR, N.D. – A 29-year-old Max woman was cited for careless driving and no child restraint after she was caught driving while breastfeeding.
Authorities received a 911 call Thursday afternoon about a possible drunken driver on Highway 83 near Coleharbor.
A McLean County deputy located the driver and stopped her after seeing the vehicle nearly broadside a semi.
According to his report, the driver was breastfeeding her infant and talking on her cellphone while driving. The vehicle she was driving did not have plates.”
Now, you folks know me. You know what my reaction to this article was. It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t forgiving. It wasn’t civil. It wasn’t quiet.
Here is the summary (edited for length and expletives):
1) Take that baby away from her; and,
2) Put me on the top of the list to slap her silly.
Who does that? Who rides with a baby unrestrained and then increases the odds of an accident by driving distracted? Thank goodness the deputy stopped her. Thank goodness that baby is still alive and well. This woman’s level of irresponsibility is unfathomable to me. I surmise many of you feel likewise and are equally interested in slapping her silly and asking the critical question, “WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING??!!”
Well, so you know – you’ll have to get in line behind me. I can be polite and allow folks to budge in line when it is at the grocery store, but some things I really need to maintain my position on. This is one of those things. I want to be the first one in line.
Day one thousand and seventy-one of the new forty – obla di obla da