Thoughts: Don’t Die This Sunday
Be sure to drive sober on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s supposed to be a fun day that you’ll want to leave with great memories, not a DUI, hospital bills or worse.
Come on. Is that beverage worth it?
Choose a designated driver — one that will actually abstain from drinking, not one who just promises to limit drinking to one or two beers.
And if you’re hosting a party, be prepared to let some people stay over if they are too impaired. Let’s put aside the possibility of being sued if you let someone drive drunk from your place and they cause a collision. How would you feel if you made everyone go home only to get a call at work the next day telling you that one of them had died?
Regret like that doesn’t go away for a long time, if ever.
Have the phone numbers of at least two taxi services programmed into your phone and money for a ride. And as tempting as it might be to bet that money on your favorite team, don’t.
If you’re the host, post the numbers to several cab companies on your fridge for guests to use. I’ll make it easy for you. Here’s a list of cab companies in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., area:
Yellow Cab of Prince William County (main number): 703-491-2222
Yellow Cab of Prince William County – Stafford Area: 540-659-1200
Yellow Cab of Prince William County – Quantico Area: 703-640-6464
Manassas Cab Company: 703-257-0222
Red Top Cab Company in Arlington: 703-522-3333
Loudoun Yellow Cab: 703-437-9100
Alexandria Yellow Cab: 703-549-2500
Fairfax Yellow Cab: 703-534-1111
Yellow Cab of D.C.: 202-TAXICAB
Print this list and cut it out now… while you’re still sober. Put it in your wallet or tape it to your dashboard as a reminder.
Enjoy the game. Eat until your stomach hurts. Talk sports with your mouth full. Scream at the over-priced big screen HDTV. Help clean up (you know you should). And be safe, not stupid.
– KJ Mushung
By: KJ Mushung