Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oh Oh! To Multitask or Not to Multitask

Oh Oh!
Big fines for hand held devices.
No more multitasking folks.

This means you can't hold your cup between your fingers.
This means no smoking while you drive.

It means pulling over in traffic to have a drink of water and then
fighting to get back in.

It means if your kids throw something on your head from the back,
you can't take it off even though it obstructs your vision, till you pull off the road and kill a pedestrian or a cyclist, with rights, or land in a ditch, in the process.

It means if your wrist is broken and in a cast you still have to use it to drive.
God help you if you have a tummy ache or a head ache or are solving an important math equation in your head.You can't use these as an excuse for an accident because this means your attention was not used to concentrate on driving.

It means you can't use a kleenex to wipe your eyes or sweat from your brow or blow your nose,
cause big brother is watching and waiting to fine you. (did you think it was just for the phone?)

Apart from the wicked economy and the gas companies buying and selling away your jobs
they have you over a barrel again in the car, cause lets face it, todays' car, is like yesterdays horse.
Taking away a man's horse was a hanging offense.
Not today. They'll gladly do it.
Your car has resale value but no one cares if you hang .lol
If you haven't committed an offense, they will find something you do to make it one, so they can extort something from you.

(Don't it make you wish those chatterboxes would shut up when driving?)
and as for people who suggested fines... well they are as bad as the scum bags who suggested seat belts and car seats for kids and the safety bags blowing up into your face at 300 miles an hour.

Safety kills today.
Have you ever driven with kids who want the front seat or do not like to be strapped into a seat screaming at the top of their lungs?
What happens to kids with handicaps who drive you crazy in the car?
Do you sedate them before putting them into the car so you do not break the multitasking law?

I wonder how this applies to standard cars where you need to multitask to drive?
Guess they can't sell them anymore.

It is disturbing, that man's rights are being taken away from him.
Pretty soon they will turn behavior into law and fine you because you spread germs and gave another person an illness that kills too.

And to think ........we rejected etiquette .

Common folks. Multitasking?
That's what we do.
Talking, listening to music or the news is enough to scare you into causing an accident today.

A car back firing, can cause an accident.

Reading the signs on the road is multitasking.

The sun or headlights in your mirrors forces you to multitask.

Watching a plane fly across the highway is multitasking.
(ok that's stretching but it happens right)

If we couldn't multitask using the mirrors for 360 degree vision, we would not pass the drivers test.

This all concludes than man requires multitasking to function in every day life, including behind the wheel of a car.
Multitasking cannot be equated to drunk driving or drug afflictions, where you are deprived of this ability to multask.

Multitasking keeps your mind sharp and fights alzheimers.

Of all the laws I do support,
I think this one. is the most ridiculous I have ever encountered.

Do you know what emptying your mind does to a person?
It puts you to sleep. Its called yoga, meditating, levitating.
In my books it's called being bored out of your skull and can result in an accident.

If you had to pull over for every tiny little thing, I think this would cause more accidents on the road with people stopping and going all the time than just doing what you have to do and moving on.
Do we need smart cars today?
Has life become so hard we need technology to do our thinking for safety reasons?

Lets get a smart car, so our hands are free to talk on the phone .

Technology is not perfect either.
It's got glitches.
Doesn't anyone watch movies? lol

I prefer thinking to take place in my own brain, so I grow as a person.
Taking thinking away from people, just makes them more vulnerable, dependent and
therefore less able to survive.
Creating stupid laws, resulting in unneeded stress, also shortens life.

So I give my blessing to multitasking.
Go for it!
And I am so close to saying Screw the law.

Have a great day!
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Betsy Brock said...

haha..oh dear! You would love Pat's post today. His blog is rhymetime24 and he's on my sidebar if you want to take a look. Thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday today! xo

A Lady's Life said...

thanks betsy I visited him lol he was funny
you know they are passing so many laws knowing they will be broken.
Now after all these years of people driving with their hands sticking out the window, they want two hands on the wheel.
I find driving that way to be way too stressful and therefore more likely to cause an accident.
The only people who do that are those passing tests and those not secure behind the wheel of a car.

Take for example motorcycle helmets.
No one wears them in europe and they have the most cars there.
Comes a time you have to say woah!


Diane Stringam Tolley said...

Loved your post! My Second oldest son is a cop and he said that the day that the distracted driving law came into effect, they had more accidents than ever before. Oh, and I love your graph. That says it all! Thank you for sharing!!!

A Lady's Life said...

welcome diane lol

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lady's Life .. there's just so much going on .. and in some ways I'm glad I'm older and don't feel the need to do half the multi-tasking things .. as I coped for so long without ... You've certainly listed many many aspects of it .. and that street with all those signs ...

Cheers - enjoy your non-multi-tasking day .. I think that just means sleep - even though per the graph that won't happen at home! Hilary

A Lady's Life said...

lol hilary our whole life consists of multitasking
It's absurd to say when driving you can only drive . People are not robots but even robots go biserk.
Today the topic is about planes flying by autopilot and the big issue is that pilots do not know or forget how to fly them.
They are so sophisticated in design. a pilot wouldn't know how to fix a small problem.We can expect many to fall down in the future.Now they are doing the same with cars. They fine us for multi tasking and then design smart cars which will go biserk and kill us anyway.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hiya .. sadly you're right .. the youngsters don't have a clue about how things work, or why they work .. and aren't interested to find out - because they're told to do A, B and C .. and that's it .. problem when it all comes C crashing down ..

Not sure what we'll change - but I just want to be around a while longer!! Cheers for now .. Hilary

HeartNhandmade said...

love the stats! :) makes me smile, because it's so true. :)
Don't know where I'd be if I didn't multitask! :)
Have a good one.


A Lady's Life said...

thanks heartnhandmade

Zuzana said...

Oh, this was so funny, I agree with that graph.;) I have never felt more tired in later years then when we are at seminars, I literally sleep with my eyes open and once I had to dig my nails into my palms in order not to fall off the chair, hehe.;)

A Lady's Life said...

zuzana ya cause you have to pay attention lol So can you imagine driving paying attention only to the road? lol