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Monday, January 28, 2013

Designated driver



My lovely wife and I lost a “friend” over drinking and driving.

At the end of a fun day, our inebriated driver refused to let the sober person drive his car home. He drove off without my wife, his wife, and a teenager. We called a cab to take us back.

When we got there, he was still angry about us not wanting us to drive and was throwing a hissy fit. My lovely wife and I left. That's a scene I wanted no part of.

We'd been friends for about 12 years, but not after yesterday's fiasco.

If nothing else, we showed a teenager that it's serious business to ride with a drunk driver.

-Sixbears

16 comments:

  1. Can't give in to folks like that. Friend or not, common sense has to prevail.

    Lesson well taught, I hope!

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    1. On can hope. A "friend" who acts like that is no longer worth having.

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  2. Good thinking Six. It could have been a life altering ride for you three!

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  3. No doubt... you made the right and life saving decision. Any friend would get that.

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  4. There is no sense at all in drinking and driving. You made the right choice for sure.

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    1. It was so stupid and totally unnecessary.

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  5. Of course you did the right thing in chosing not to ride with the drunk driver, but perhaps the friendship can be saved once the alcohol is out of the picture.

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    1. Sometimes alcohol reveals things about a person they normally keep hid.

      The world has over 7 billion people in it. Potential friends are everywhere.

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  6. ...wise move brother, been there, done that twice,13 years ago a "friend" did the same thing, he ended up in jail(lucky he didn't hurt/kill someone) still blames us...the other was reconciled, anyway, good move Sixbears...hehehe smarter than the average bear

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    1. Thanks Ken. This is the second time I've had to deal with a drunk and troublesome friend. Still not really friends with the first one, but he eventually admitted he was wrong.

      There's some uglyness I didn't mention. I feel good about getting out of a bad situation.

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