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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-09-07 04:53 PM
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31. Just this morning while I was commuting to work I nearly struck a grown woman
rollerblading while listening to her iPod. She never even glanced behind her for one second before blading from the right side of the road to the left. If I had been going a bit faster or had been a bit closer it would've been tragic. She didn't even hear me slam on my breaks. Idiot.

I love my iPod and use it daily, but taking that kind of risk is absolutely reckless and unbearably stupid.

I'm very sorry Cheryl Risse wasn't as lucky as my rollerblading friend this morning.
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  -Jogging Woman, Listening To iPod, Loses Legs In Freak Train Accident matcom  Jul-09-07 07:39 AM   #0 
  - I live across the street from a train  MissMillie   Jul-09-07 07:47 AM   #1 
  - I run with an ipod...  cobalt1999   Jul-09-07 07:52 AM   #2 
  - loud enough to be deaf w/i 6 months  MissMillie   Jul-09-07 07:52 AM   #3 
  - I haven't done that yet  underpants   Jul-09-07 08:01 AM   #4 
     - A watch?  cobalt1999   Jul-09-07 08:14 AM   #6 
        - eh I got a $10 job from Kmart  underpants   Jul-09-07 08:25 AM   #7 
        - is that the Garmin?  AllegroRondo   Jul-09-07 08:30 AM   #9 
           - yes...I'm a sucker for toys.  cobalt1999   Jul-09-07 08:41 AM   #12 
              - I got the Timex version  AllegroRondo   Jul-09-07 08:48 AM   #13 
  - A good lesson to turn the goddamned things down and stop bothering us with your f-ing noise  Rabrrrrrr   Jul-09-07 08:12 AM   #5 
  - I thought this behavior stopped at around 22  DS1   Jul-09-07 08:29 AM   #8 
  - Wowl I never NEVER  supernova   Jul-09-07 08:31 AM   #10 
  - Didn't the same kind of things happen with Sony Walkmans?  Heidi   Jul-09-07 08:40 AM   #11 
  - when music devices were miniaturized enough to cary around yes  DS1   Jul-09-07 09:20 AM   #15 
     - You'd think people would know better than to go hoofin' it down the railroad tracks  Heidi   Jul-09-07 09:30 AM   #17 
  - She might not have heard it, but how about looking before you cross train tracks?  tandot   Jul-09-07 09:15 AM   #14 
  - I always look and one time I saw a young child alone on the train tracks  undeterred   Jul-09-07 09:46 AM   #20 
     - See my post below,  eyepaddle   Jul-09-07 10:11 AM   #23 
  - She obviously wasn't aware of her surroundings.  raccoon   Jul-09-07 09:23 AM   #16 
  - doop  Dragonbreathp9d   Jul-09-07 09:33 AM   #18 
  - based on 30,000 miles running over twenty years...  triguy46   Jul-09-07 09:40 AM   #19 
  - First off, great accomplishment.  cobalt1999   Jul-09-07 10:05 AM   #21 
  - This has long been a real problem for the railroads,  eyepaddle   Jul-09-07 10:07 AM   #22 
  - You know, at the time  undeterred   Jul-09-07 10:24 AM   #24 
     - Good job, by the way.  eyepaddle   Jul-09-07 10:30 AM   #25 
  - Um.... what ever happened to LOOKING?  skygazer   Jul-09-07 10:32 AM   #26 
  - Solves those issues with the calves...n/t  Tyler Durden   Jul-09-07 10:35 AM   #27 
  - Just more evidence that Apple is an evil right-wing company. Murderers!  petronius   Jul-09-07 04:19 PM   #28 
  - As a hard of hearing person that rides the light rail  Roon   Jul-09-07 04:47 PM   #29 
  - Remember the kid that was killed in Ashland  Mrs.Matcom   Jul-09-07 04:50 PM   #30 
  - Just this morning while I was commuting to work I nearly struck a grown woman  grace0418   Jul-09-07 04:53 PM   #31 

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