Today has been the day of EPIC TECHNOLOGY FAILS at my day job. Seriously. It’s been a little insane. So the post I was going to write is out the window. HOWEVER, I thought I would share one of the insanely weird news stories that come out of this state I currently inhabit. Hopefully it baffles you just as much as it does me. Enjoy.
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Postal Service Begs Floridians To ‘Please Stop Crashing Into Post Offices’by Benjamin Preston
Even the U.S. Postal Service thinks Floridians are bonkers. This year alone, there have been eight completely unrelated incidents where someone crashed a car into a post office. But that statistic only covers Central Florida. The rest of the state is another story.
In response, the Postal Service recently released a public service announcement with handy tips on how not to crash into a post office.
Insert Bugs Bunny gif… now.
WWSB7 reported that the tip sheet includes friendly reminders to “Avoid distracted driving; Proceed slowly and carefully when pulling in, and backing out, of parking spaces; Visibly check to see whether your foot is on the gas pedal or the brake pedal,” as well as “Visibly check to see if the vehicle is in Park, Reverse or Drive.”
Of course, it doesn’t help that 4 million of the Sunshine State’s 15 million drivers are over the age of 60 (and one might argue based upon the regularity of wacky news headlines emanating from down that way that a solid third of the rest exhibit signs of genetic dysfunction and/or methamphetamine fanaticism). Elderly drivers, while they tend to be more careful behind the wheel than most of the rest of us, often have a tough time turning in their keys when it’s time to stop driving.
Most of the accidents in Central Florida happened because drivers stepped on their cars’ accelerator pedals instead of hitting the brakes. But there was one who said she saw something falling out of the sky and drove into a post office lobby to get out of the way. It’s good to know that there are people who answer to a higher power. (Hat tip to Grant!)