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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Friday, September 6, 2013

I Sometimes Think They Are Truly Out to Get Me

I used to think that the worst drivers in the country were those from New Jersey. This was based on observations I made as a young man living in south Florida during tourist season. I felt then that it was okay to give them wrong directions because of their atrocious driving habits. So I did so... as often as I was asked.

But yesterday, on the long ride (some 9 or so hours), I learned that Florida drivers are worse.  I had no trouble with drivers in Mississippi or Alabama and, indeed, not even in northern Florida. It was only after I turned south on I-75 and got past Gainesville that I found myself among the clustering sort, the mad-dashers, and the totally mindless.

But I survived and made it home. Which might just be a good thing.

Then a thought struck me... perhaps there's a community of former New Jersyans living in central Florida?

It boggles the mind.


Tom Sightings said...

I'm sure there are lots of opinions on this subject. But I have to submit my candidate for the worst drivers: Washington, DC.

Douglas said...

Maybe there are no good drivers anywhere.

T.C. said...

Quebec drivers have all you beat.