prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

RESOLVED: No more speeding tickets, no more car accidents, no more killing deer with my car!

I have decided that I will never get another speeding ticket, or have another car accident, or kill another deer with my car. (Five so far.)

I will obtain these three goals by always driving under the speed limit and exercising extreme care at all times. My GPS indicates the speed limit where I am currently driving. If I go over that speed my GPS places a red highlight on my speed. If I get red, I slow down. When driving at typical deer moving time I will drive around 40 miles per hour while paying strict attention to the road and woods ahead. (This is particularly true when driving to the coffee shop before and at sunrise.) My last deer kill caused $8000 damage. I do not drive that way to the coffee shop anymore.

I have been driving this way for a month. All my life I have driven too fast. Driving was a big part of my job in the oilfields. I drove fast to get home sooner. However, this practice carried over to all my driving. As a consequence I have received many speeding tickets. Not one more!

I have found driving slower to be relaxing and more enjoyable than my old go for broke style.

In the photo below I am pledging, on my Prunepicker Word of Honor, to follow the resolution stated above.


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