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CELL PHONES: An ode to BlueTooths (BlueTeeth?)

Letter by Robert Matetich, Federal Way on May 3, 2010 at 10:02 am with 2 Comments »
May 3, 2010 10:03 am

Tis the season for motorcycles, so I composed the following poem as a reminder to local motorists that cars are lethal weapons when drivers are not alert.

As I’m riding ever wary,
See the cell phones, always scary,
At the ears of drivers chatty,
Their minds and hands are on the phone,
As if the road was theirs alone,
No thought to speed or signal blinking,
Whatever is it that they’re thinking?

“Feed the dog and walk him, Hon,
Don’t fail to get your homework done.
I’d best slow down for red light next,
So that my friends I can text.”

“Oops, didn’t see that biker there.
Hee-hee, I hope he doesn’t care,
I forced him into yonder thicket,
I really can’t afford a ticket.”

There is a better way, forsooth,
By simply using a BlueTooth.
The modern ones are small and light,
That hair will often keep from sight,
Also some sit on the dash,
That you will never have to stash.

Touch a button to send your voice,
Leaves you hands for another choice,
To turn the wheel or flick the lever,
Turn your head and see whatever.

May be there where you are bound,
When you’re able to look around,
For twenty dollars the world is safer,
That ne’er you nor I headline the paper.

Better yet my conscience jibes,
Turn off the phone, hang up and drive!

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. Awesome! Yeah, the weather is turning. What a beautiful winter we had, we were able to ride through most of it:). Looking forward to the summer!

  2. InsideJob says:

    Tis the season for motorcycles…

    Please don’t remind me. I am sick of having to suspend every conversation we have on our back patio and wait as motorcycle after motorcycle drives by making so much noise that no one can hear the conversation taking place. We must stop what we are saying when they get to within two to three blocks and wait until they are two to three blocks away. They are a plague on society and I, would be perfectly happy to never see another one.

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