To the Selfish One

“Honk if you love Jesus. Text while driving if you want to meet him.” ~ Seen on church sign

Dear Mother who was texting while driving,

Let me tell you a story. Do read, it isn’t too long…

Once upon a time there was a lady who needed to drive to the Grocery store to prepare for a party she was hosting. On the way, she picked her kids from school & they drove together to the store.

On the way back, her phone began buzzing with texts & she couldn’t wait another 15 minutes to read them. There were no cars in front of her & there were no cops either.

She found that it was easy; texting while driving wasn’t such a big deal. People like exaggerating about such trivial matters. She continued doing so for a few months. She was safe, so were the passengers in her car & the pedestrians on the road. She was quite confident & learnt a few skills on how to multi task while driving.

One night, she had to pick her kids from a party & as always she needed to send an “urgent” text to a lady regarding the dress she just bought. She was about to reach & as soon as she hit the send button, she felt her car hit something.

She panicked because she couldn’t remember seeing anyone in front of her car.

She looked away for just a second.

She got off the car & found her son under the wheels of her car. His legs were twisted in weird angles & his eyes were shut tight as though scared of something.

She lost him that night; Because of an “urgent” text.

So dear mother who was texting while driving, what I really want to tell you is you are as irresponsible as the pregnant lady who smokes 10 cigarettes daily.

How could you text while driving? Your eyes aren’t even on the road in front of you!

Did you know there was a car behind you? They needed to get to their unwell kid as soon as possible but you were driving so slow on the one-lane road, they couldn’t even overtake you.

Can you imagine how selfish you’re being?

What is the worst that could happen if you didn’t send that text? Couldn’t you wait another 10 minutes?

If you really are so addicted why don’t you get a chauffeur?

The worst part of this whole thing is I saw you doing this while your kids were in the back seat. Can’t you see what your kids are learning from you?

They would assume it’s normal to text & drive!

God forbid, If they ever meet with an accident or you see their dead bodies in front of you, don’t blame anyone else but yourself…

It would be your fault.

Because of you, another mother could lose her child, a lady could lose her husband, a child could be orphaned & it would all be because you couldn’t wait 5 minutes to send a text or share a post on Facebook.

You, the irresponsible citizen & mother who was texting while driving.

I wish you think of others too before you text & drive. Think of the consequences of your actions, think of your children & family because texting & driving is the same as driving blind for 5 seconds at a time.

You’re a terrible person & I hope you realize what you’re doing before its too late.

Note: I have noticed an increase in the number of people texting while driving. It’s so frustrating to see mothers, fathers, young men & women doing so.
What I wish to tell them is that your life may not be really that important to you but remember, if you go down, you will surely drag someone down with you.

Please stop texting & driving.

Texting while driving results in longer response times than even drunken driving. While an unimpaired driver can respond quickly to changes in traffic and begin braking within half a second, a legally drunk driver needs four additional feet to begin braking—and a driver who’s texting needs 70. ~Virginia Tech Transportation Institute


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