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82Jimmy..read before you drive...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by OFFRDK5, Oct 22, 2000.

  1. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Jack took a long look at his speedometer before slowing down: 73 in a 55
    zone. Fourth time in as many months. How could a guy get caught so often?
    When his car had slowed to 10 miles an hour, Jack pulled over, but only
    partially. Let the cop worry about the potential traffic hazard. Maybe some
    other car will tweak his backside with a mirror.

    The cop was stepping out of his car, the big pad in hand. Bob? Bob from
    Church? Jack sunk farther into his trench coat. This was worse than the
    coming ticket. A Christian cop catching a guy from his own church. A guy
    who happened to be a little eager to get home after a long day at the
    office. A guy he was about to play golf with tomorrow.

    Jumping out of the car, he approached a man he saw every Sunday, a man he'd
    never seen in uniform. "Hi, Bob. Fancy meeting you like his."
    "Hello, Jack." No smile.
    "Guess you caught me red-handed in a rush to see my wife and kids."
    "Yeah, I guess." Bob seemed uncertain. Good.


    "I've seen some long days at the office lately. I'm afraid I bent the rules
    a bit-just this once." Jack toed at a pebble
    on the pavement. "Diane said something about roast beef and potatoes
    tonight. Know what I mean?"
    "I know what you mean."
    "I also know that you have a reputation in our precinct." Ouch. This was
    not going in the right direction. Time to change tactics.

    "What'd you clock me at?"
    "Seventy. Would you sit back in your car please?"
    "Now wait a minute here, Bob. I checked as soon as I saw you. I was barely
    nudging 65." The lie seemed to come easier with every ticket.
    "Please, Jack, in the car."
    Flustered, Jack hunched himself through the still-open door. Slamming it
    shut, he stared at the dash board. He was in no rush to open the window.

    The minutes ticked by. Bob scribbled away on the pad. Why hadn't he
    asked for a driver's license? Whatever the reason, it would be a month of
    Sundays before Jack ever sat near this cop again. A tap on the window
    jerked his head to the left. There was Bob, a folded piece of paper in his
    hand. Jack rolled down the window a mere two inches, just enough room for
    Bob to pass him the slip. "Thanks." Jack could not quite keep the sneer out
    of his voice.

    Bob returned to his police car without a word. Jack watched his retreat in
    the mirror. Jack unfolded the sheet of paper. How much was this one going
    to cost? Wait a minute. What was this? Some kind of joke? Certainly not a
    ticket. Jack began to read: "Dear Jack, Once upon a time I had a daughter.
    She was six when killed by a car. You guessed it-a speeding driver. A fine
    and three months in jail and the man was free. Free to hug his daughters.
    All three of them. I only had one, and I'm going to have to wait until
    Heaven before I can ever hug her again. A thousand times I've tried to
    forgive that man. A thousand times I thought I had. Maybe I did, but I need
    to do it again. Even now. Pray for me. And be careful. My son is all I have
    left. Bob"

    Jack turned around in time to see Bob's car pull away and head down the
    road. Jack watched until it disappeared. A full 15 minutes later, he, too,
    pulled away and drove slowly home, praying for forgiveness and hugging a
    surprised wife and kids when he arrived.

    Life is precious. Handle with care. This is an important message, please pass it along to your friends. Drive safely
    and carefully.
    Remember, cars are not the only thing recalled by their maker.


    SK-15
    J**P...it's whats for dinner!
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    I haven't been driving lately. I can't because the carbs power valve or something is toasted from me not adjusting it. I am not being rude, but exactly what does this have to do with me? I am not trying to get in another arguement, but it has nothing to do with me.

    Waiting for the surgeon general to ban K5's and Jimmys for being too addictive
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I think its just something for ALL of us to think about before we drive.

    Rene

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    well dont take this the wrong way but he is telling you not to be a dumbass when you finally get your dl. and to think of all the people you can kill when you drive like a dumbass thats what i got out of it I'm not trying to start a fight but thats what it says to me I was almost killed when I was 17 buy two dumbass that were racing down a dirt road and the came over a hill and the guy in the truck was on the wrong side of the road and I woke up three weeks later in the hosp. and I i dont remeber a thank about that whole night , It was three weeks of my life takin away from me buy some dumbass that was not using his head later Bruce.

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    Chills down my spine. Enough to make think.

    <font color=blue>Professional <font color=red>JEEP EATER</font color=red>, it's a population control thing.</font color=blue>
     
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    Chills down my spine. Enough to make you think.

    <font color=blue>Professional <font color=red>JEEP EATER</font color=red>, it's a population control thing.</font color=blue>
     
  9. OFFRDK5

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    Big B..you hit it right on the nose..I have heard him brag out hitting people and I have heard others about joking about taking some soccer fields apart?!?! Yes..I have almost gotten hit recently, but I didn't have my K5 to protect me...I was walking and some jerk blew a red light. Looked to my left all I see is headlights and some guy flipping me off. People just don't care!!!

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    I think that no one should drive till they're at least 21, with males maybe having a higher age limit. Why do kids need to drive??? Why? Work? WALK!!! RIDE A BIKE!!! I do not need some snot nosed 17 year old nose miner driving his stupid-a$$ed looking lowered Honda Civic around tearing around my neighborhood, then blasting his 800 watt stereo at ungodly hours!! It is not cool. It does not make you bitchin'. It makes us PARENTS wanna rip your head off!!!!! SLOW DOWN!!! Make a fool outta yourself off road where no one is around!! Go impress the squirrels and rabbits!!

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    I'm 17 and I have to disagree. If you had to wait till your 21 then you are probably in college before you can drive. thats kinda crazy. I dont speed much at all, just go the speed of traffic. I agree some people should not be driving yet, but not everyone. Just because some teenagers are dumbasses, that doesn't mean that we all are.

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    Young drivers are not the only dumb@ss drivers. We all including myself need to be more responsible when we drive. It is ok to have fun with a car as long as that fun does not endanger someone or something or break the law in some way. That story really makes ya think doesn't it?

    "Have you driven over a ford lately?"
     

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