Amtrak Regional derailment at Mansfield MA on the NEC

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  1. Jun 25, 2014 #26

    George Harris

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    On one occasion, time and place I will skip, an ambulance was called for one of my sons. I got up front with the driver and could smell that he had been drinking. If I had had any idea of the location of the hospital, he would have been sitting in the street and I would have been driving. Sometimes choices can be limited. Let's say I did not see a practical alternative.

    Being over 30 does not necessarily equal mature and intelligent. I know a college educated man of about 55 who thinks that bar fights are fun. He is NOT a friend.

    A joke from a friend of one of my children: "When my time comes, I hope to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, rather than screaming in fear like his passengers."
     
  2. Jun 25, 2014 #27

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    No, age does not always equal maturity, but I combined it with the fact they ARE mature and intelligent. :hi: It was tossed in there as a random factoid, that's all.

    I realize choices can be limited, but I wouldn't compare riding in an SUV to riding in an ambulance. If someone has a medical emergency and their only driver is drunk, they can call for an ambulance to assist that person. With an ambulance, you don't have another choice.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2014 #28

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    Sarah, I'd agree with you about all but one thing. I know what my friends would do. I only have three, and two of them don't drive. The one who does is an awful driver (Philly agressive) which is why I always do the driving.

    If you don't know a person well enough to know what they would or would not do, they aren't a friend. And if you know they do stupid or crazy things, and you get in their car, you are at fault for what happens to yourself.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2014 #29

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    Fair enough. I can concede that point. :) I know none of my close friends would do something like this. Acquaintances, perhaps not. /shrug

    It's moot since I or Brent always drive. ;)
     

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