Sunday, February 21, 2010

Danger! Lawyers ahead!

Recently, while surfing the net, I came across a top ten list of worst drivers by profession. It went as follows:

1. Attorney/Judge

2. Financial Professionals

3. Government worker

4. Bartender or waiter

5. Business professionals

6. Dog groomer

7. Marketing/advertising professionals

8. Barber/stylist

9. Coach

10. Nurse

A few of these came as a surprise to me, for example Dog Groomer? There can't be more then twelve of them in the world, yet they have more accidents than the hundreds of people in Marketing. But, I think this can be explained logically. You have to look at the type of person who would do this job, the Dog Groomer, would be a young, blond female, who drives around to somebody's house to scrub their Chihuahua, and then, they would back straight out of their driveway and into their letter box. Or if you take the Government Worker, they are too busy trying to work out how to get a free trip to France to notice the car in front of them stopped. Or maybe they consider the stopped car to be the opinion of the New Zealand public, and therefore completely ignore it, just like they did with the smacking referendum.
This list also tells as a bit about what our employees might be up to behind our backs. The bartenders are number four, and with all that alcohol around them, we can only jump to one conclusion...
The marketing professionals, crash their company car as a publicity stunt. And the nurses are simply overtired, or just trying to bump up their work quota. As for the barbers, they have no excuse, they are just bad drivers.
And for all the other professions I haven't mentioned, I mustn't have a prejudice for them.
But maybe to prevent crashes, you should have in your back windscreen a sign, like the learners plates, saying your profession. Lawyers and Judges could have a red sign with a J in it representing a high risk profession, and nuns could have a green plate with a N in it representing a low risk profession. It's all about road safety.

Dan B

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