Angry. So blown away by the new level of idiocy that my eyes were opened to today.
Stand forewarned...if you feel that DWI/DUI's are unfair, this is NOT the post for you. I may swear. Forgive me...my mama bear is coming out.
So today, I hung out with my parents on the river while Mr. Wonderful had the younger 4 camping and Pal was hanging with his girlfriend's family. It was a beautiful day and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
On the way home, we found ourselves at some acquaintances/friends of my parents. Extremely generous people who are way too kind and welcome everyone off the river to their place for food and drink. (Personally, I got "we're kind of annoyed" vibes, but whatev...)
My mom and I and her friend were standing around the fire that was being tended to by a neighbor. We girls were talking and somehow (I don't really remember what brought it up) this jackass tending the fire starts talking about DUI's.
He's had 3.
Classy guy, huh?
Before I know it, he's dropping f-bombs like crazy and arguing with my mom about how DUI's are a government conspiracy. How they're based on greed and they're just ridiculous and a "joke" and blah blah blah.
I stood there listening to his drivel, feeling sorry for the bum who clearly needs to go to treatment, and then my mom said something. And it was his response that made me nauseous, it was so unbelievably absurd.
My mom said, "Well, yeah but Joe, you could hurt someone driving drunk."
His stupid, freaking, idiotic, alcoholic response?
You know what asshole? It's not life. You driving drunk and killing someone is NOT FUCKING "LIFE". It is YOU making a horrible decision and RUINING SOMEONE'S LIFE because of it IS. NOT. LIFE.
You hurting one of my children because you DON'T KNOW WHEN TO STOP DRINKING IS NOT "LIFE".
And what's scary, what my eyes were opened to tonight, is that PEOPLE ACTUALLY THINK like that. Like DUI's are some sort of greedy conspiracy. That if a drunk driver kills someone...THAT'S JUST LIFE.
I want to cry.
And never let my family leave home EVER AGAIN.