Saturday, December 25, 2021

'Tis the Season Warning

We're in the midst of the holiday season, and the cops in Columbus are getting serious about this drinking and driving business.  I don't know where the funding came from (MADD? SADD?), but the Columbus Police Department have the checkpoint DUI road blocks up and are running them in full force.

I got bored last night and decided to take a short drive over to the Derby East.  I had a hard cider, then another, and the crowd was getting warmed up.  Then someone bought a round of shots for everyone sitting at the bar, then another round was bought, and I chased it with another hard cider, and... I realized I probably shouldn't be driving.

I left my keys with the bartender, and took the bus home.

I passed a police checkpoint about a block away.  Everyone was being stopped and harassed, and they had a wagon out to haul away the drunks.  There was a line being cuffed and stuffed into the wagon.  But, you know, they just waved the bus right on through.

I got home okay, which was a real surprise.  I've never driven a bus before this, and I'm not even sure where it came from.  It was still sitting at the bus stop this morning.

Happy New Year!



Ed Bonderenka said...

Got me!

CWMartin said...

God took care of you, my friend!

Glen Filthie said...

HAR! Good on ya Jack!!!

Mad Jack said...

Ed: You're in good company - as usual.

CW: Yes He did. Eventually I'm going to have to apologize to Him for causing Him so much trouble and making him work overtime.

Glen: Thanks Glen. I did the best with what I had at the time.