This doesn’t have much to do with German, except for explaining why I haven’t posted much this week.
We just returned from the visitation and funeral of the teenage daughter of good friends of ours. Christina may have been text-messaging when she had her accident. The records showed she had sent four messages while driving to school that morning. There may have also been some ice on the road–maybe the text messages were just a coincidence.
She was a popular kid and had lots of friends; we estimated that over a thousand came to the service.
It seem so innocent, multi-tasking, keeping in touch with friends. The consequences are all out of proportion to the gravity of the offense.
Someone who knew nothing about Christina sent me a link this week about texting-and-driving. It included graphic and disturbing images of accident victims. I decided not to post the link.
I suppose I will be a little less judgmental about drunk drivers. Driving while drowsy (which I’ve been guilty of) and driving while distracted (who hasn’t done it?) are also dangerous. So I’m just saying, let’s be careful out there. Don’t take any unnecessary chances.