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  Bad night in Milwaukee
by Patrick A Granfors
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Talk about a perfect storm for three people with Shakespearean like coincidence:

Mary Moore age 45 had been drinking and about 1:00 am wandered out into the middle of the street, laid down, and went to sleep. A passing motorist who was driving while intoxicated mistook her for a speed bump. She did not survive. He was arrested. Moore’s son, Thomas Olson age 22, was also out drinking that same night with friends. While racing to the hospital to be with his mother, the intoxicated driver of their car ran into a parked car, killing Olson. What are the odds? Don’t know, bad things do seem to happen in threes but idiocy is boundless.

Sometimes Darwin demonstrates

His theories must be true

Natural selection

Can work for me and you


Napping on the pavement

Has consequences pending

Depending on the traffic

You may not be mending


Never be a speed bump

Nature gives it no advantage

There’s no genetic benefit

To evolve into a bandage


So take a hint from Darwin

If you want to stay alive

Don’t fall asleep on city streets

And never drink and drive





Copyright © 2012 Patrick Granfors



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Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 5/9/2012
Dodge em cars is hard enough
*Patrick* cleverly writing
about adding drinking to the
mix being wrongfully lethal

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Richard King 5/4/2012
We're all getting OLDER and hopefully WISER. Many more non-smokers these days and I see many more designated drivers, or cab rides home than in my younger days. The wheels turn slow, but they do turn. Dick
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/4/2012
well done!!
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/4/2012
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/3/2012
Unbelievable! Well written, Patrick.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/3/2012
Wise advise for sure... ...with a hint of bitter humor too. Thanks, Patrick. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/3/2012
Sage advice, Patrick...presented in a hilarious manner....giggle

Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 5/3/2012
Never was much of a drinker, let alone a drinker and driver, but how true sad and funny all at time "Bad Night in Milwaukee" is.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/3/2012
And yet I keep hearing that we're the smartest species on earth. I sadly no longer believe that. We keep driving after drinking, and I can't even count the number of people I see still texting while driving. God Forbid they lose contact with their Facebook pals for five minutes.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/3/2012
That is incredible!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/2/2012
And that in Milwaukee, but as the saying goes, if you drink you die,,,,, . Bless ya funny man!
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 5/2/2012
I'm with Jerry only I don't even take the vino at dinner, like ed i drive way too much. you put the humor to everything.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/2/2012
Jeez!!! Whadda story. I've had my share of DWI's, they call 'em Dui's now. One in LA, one in Phoenix, one in Lake Charles, LA, and another one somewhere I can't even remember, and no, I am not drinking now. I quit boozing about twenty years ago. Lately I have been drinking a little cheap California burgundy before bedtime, but that's it, and with no desire to drive, thank you.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/2/2012
Wish I did drink, still...but I drive too much so that ain't gonna mom & son both die of a intoxicating disease of sorts...couldn't happen to two more deserving people...e

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