Knowing a fair amount of people who have gotten into pretty awful situations due to drunk driving, I have quite the opinion on it. My opinion? It is by far the most idiotic thing you can do. I don’t care if you are my best friend, a guy I like, or a family member… I will yell at you for even thinking about driving drunk.
The worst part about this? People look at me like I am crazy when I tell people they shouldn’t. I’m sorry, is it so wrong to want my friends, acquaintances, friends of friends, family members etc etc to be safe?
People get into bad accidents when they are driving 100% sober so, “okay let’s go add some mind altering substances to our body and then drive an automobile”.
Why would you put yourself at a higher risk to get yourself killed.
But before I go on, I feel like I should clarify that I am not blaming this solely on the driver, but also the friends. If you care at all about your friend or even if you don’t particularly care about the person, you need to try to stop them.
Not only is someone driving drunk putting themselves in danger, but it is also greatly putting other people in danger; your friends in the car, the people walking on the street, the other cars driving on the road… you are putting everyone else at danger just so you can get home and go to sleep…or eat.
Imagine if your mom, dad, sibling, best friend, significant other, or even your dog was the victim of a drunk driving accident, imagine how much you would hate that person for hurting your loved one. Imagine if your roles were reversed…. now you have hit someones mom, dad, sibling, best friend, significant other or dog and it is all because you were at a party and got tired and would rather sleep in your own bed than on a couch.
It’s tough love, sure.
But, it’s life.
Unfortunately, things like this happen all the time.
I am not trying to preach to anyone, I just wanted to get this word out because it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want on it.
Drunk driving is stupid and if you do it, you need to thing twice because you are being an idiot. I don’t want any of you reading this to get hurt and I don’t even know who is reading this! Even if I don’t really like you, I still don’t want you to get in a drunk driving accident. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy.
Until next time,
The Brooke Book