If you've had a bit too much to drink, you should always find a sober designated driver. But, and I'm talking ideally, that designated driver shouldn't be a child. I KNOW. Why, you're asking yourselves, would you feel the need to clarify that most obvious point? Because some people apparently think that's a viable option. A 54-year-old grandmother was reportedly pulled over for drunk driving in Louisiana -- but she wasn't driving. Which was good. However, her 10-year-old grandson was. Which was bad.
Police got a call about an erratic driver on a major highway. When they pulled over the car, they found a 10-year-old behind the wheel. Reportedly riding shotgun was his grandmother, Brenda Byrd, and also in the car was her friend, 48-year-old Sheila Joiner. They explained that the boy was driving because they were drunk.
I can only imagine how that conversation went down:
Heyyyy, Sheila, that was some party! I'm feeling pretty high right now, you?
Oh yeah, sistah. I didn't need that last Long Island iced tea. But they were soooo good.
Hey <hiccup> maybe we should get someone to drive us home.
Good idea! That's smart thinkin' sistah. But who?
Well ... the kid ain't drunk.
Dass true. But he's ten. He ain't got no license.
Pishaw! I'll show him what to do. Besides, it's the highway. Easy peasy.
Right. He's a smart kid. He'll figger it out.
Now let's think of some things the lit ladies could have done besides give junior the keys to the car:
- Called a car service.
- Called a friend.
- Called the child's parents?
- Slept it off somewhere. Anywhere.
- Not taken along a 10-year-old on their booze fest?
So many options. So few brain cells.
I guess we should be grateful the kid wasn't drunk too?
Do you think these women should EVER get their licenses back?
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