Summit Up 7-29-11: Where bad drivers get their karmic assignments |

Summit Up 7-29-11: Where bad drivers get their karmic assignments

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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that welcomes you to another summer Friday in the High Country with a clank of the glass, a tip of the hat and a brisk rubbing of the loin. Whatever that means. Let’s get right to it with a Scum Alert! Scum Alert! from Ted Pilling in Breck:

“Driving home on Hwy. 9 approximately 5 miles south of Breck. around 6:50 p.m. Sunday, following a young man and a girl riding a motorcycle we came up, over and into Dead Man’s Curve where the water, due to the abnormally heavy rains of recent times, has been pouring over the road bed for the past 10 or so days. The cyclist(s) slowly proceeded into the raging current expecting to cross safely and without incident – until the flaming, immature jerk with the small-man Napoleon complex in the big Burgundy, overgrown, Mr. Macho Man truck came screaming into the river current rage heading north … churning up so many waves and so much spray completely obliterating the cyclist’s vision and damn near knocking he and his passenger off the bike. And this with signs warning of “road damage ahead” and “water on road bed” clearly posted for at least a quarter of a mile before the fray.

“And so I ask and I wonder (fear?!) just how dumb, egocentric, immature and stupid are some drivers in Summit County to drive in such a vile, (and again stupid) and immature way? And I pray … this particular driver and all of his/her likes have a life time of super bad karma each and every time they turn on the ignition and (hopefully) fasten their seat belts!”

Well, the quick answer, Ted, is there are plenty of jerks out on the road, but this guy takes the cake for the week. Bad driving karma will, we fear, one day be his.

Happy Friday, folks. We out.

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