Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Economic Stimulus Vehicle of Choice!

December 8, 2014
'Calgary's Worst Driver': Woman gets ticket after video of botched backing up goes viral

Police have tracked down and issued a traffic ticket to a woman after a video dubbed “Calgary's worst driver” went viral over the weekend.

December 11, 2014
We’ve all been there: In defence of Calgary’s Worst Driver

It’s one thing to be a bozo on your own time, but as soon as you drag someone else into your incompetence, you should do the right thing and leave a note on your victim’s windshield.

I suggest, "We just stimulated the global economy! Congratulations!"

Defense? Who needs a defense? This is an economic miracle! We've all been there and we need to keep doing it. You know, smashing into stationary vehicles and then fleeing the scene. It can really add to GDP if we all do our part!

Repair labor bills? Cha-ching!
Repair shop employment? Cha-ching!
Repair part bills? Cha-ching!
Part manufacturer employment? Cha-ching!
Traffic ticket government revenue? Cha-ching!
Traffic enforcement employment? Cha-ching!
Reporter employment? Cha-ching!
Google (YouTube) shareholder profits? Cha-ching!

Real prosperity, baby. That's what I'm talking about. Or not. Your call.


Joseph Constable said...

Or just break a window.

dearieme said...

That's nothing: you should see the standard of driving in Australia.

My wife was once so frustrated by the incompetence of an Australian driver in a carpark that she said "Maybe you can't drive, madam, but I can." Then she realised that they both had their windows open. Oops!

Stagflationary Mark said...

Joseph Constable,

The breaking of windows is an exclusive offer for our platinum card members only. ;)

Stagflationary Mark said...


Asia might give you a run for the money.

My girlfriend was driving down the street near our house here in the USA. A car came out of the parking lot and T-boned her. Just drove right into the side of her car. Hit dead center, and with force.

When the police showed up, the woman told them, and I quote, "I good citizen." Didn't stop her from getting a ticket though.

I really don't like perpetuating stereotypes, but "I good citizen" has become an ongoing joke in this household. Sometimes you just have to laugh (especially since the damage to my girlfriend's car was extensive).

Who drives out of a parking lot directly into the side of a car? How can that even happen? I mean really, my girlfriend's car must have entirely filled her field of view just before impact. It seems like one of the most preventable accidents known to man.

dearieme said...

We have lived in Queensland so I know exactly what you mean.