Ok, since I haven't had a real leave the house job in (holy crap!) two years I try to schedule when I leave the house at times that are not normal commute times. Today I did not have that option, I was on my way to my 2nd interview with a company and the interview time was at noon. First off, who the heck schedules an interview at lunch time? That's just nuts! I was starving, and didn't get out of there until nearly 3pm. But anyway off track again, on my way there I was behind a guy who was driving crazy. We got to a traffic light and we both were turning left, it was then that it looked like he was eating a popsicle. The mom in me automatically figured that he was driving weird because he dripped on himself and was trying to clean it up. As we travel further down the road, his driving was getting worse, to the point that he almost took out 3 mailboxes. I was at the point where I was seriously thinking of calling 911 to report a drunk driver. It was then that he brought his "popsicle" up to a level that I could see it and noticed that it was actually a cell phone. This time when he had it up the screen was lite. As I was finally able to pass him and get the heck away from him before he crashed his car I saw that he was texting while driving. Common sense would tell you after you nearly crashed into the first mailbox that you should abandon any attempts at saving minuets and call the person before you kill yourself, or worse, someone else. This guy lacked this common sense were my thoughts as I went down the road. About two miles later a guy in a HUGE Dodge Ram truck nearly sideswiped my truck. I was more than a bit peeved when I passed him and saw that he didn't even realize what he nearly did. Why you ask? Because he was too busy TEXTING someone! Twice in less than 10 minutes I had two fools driving in close proximity being completely unsafe. Now I will say that I am NO saint, I am guilty of sending out a quick text IN THE PAST while driving. I did have the good sense to set the phone down if my driving suffered due to it and have stopped completely since. I have no desire to be the one that takes a loved one away from another for my stupidity.
Has something similar happened to any of you? Would you have called 911?
Looking back now, I know I should have but my main concern was to get away from those people before I was the one they hit.
In case you made it this far and were wondering, the interview went great. It was actually two interviews and a tour of the building. I should know in the next few days if I got the job.