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(Slate)   "My family is being torn apart because my husband won't wear his seatbelt"   (slate.com) divider line 190
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2013-06-18 08:54:13 PM  
Inertia can be a biatch.

/DRTFA
 
2013-06-18 09:18:42 PM  
Just your husband, not your whole family.
 
2013-06-18 09:28:32 PM  
I'm sure she knew about his little quirk before they got married.  But back then, she didn't have the leverage of hefty divorce settlement to hold over him.
 
2013-06-18 09:57:15 PM  
Your husband is a complete and utter dumbass. His dumbassery is going to be reflected in many more situations than just driving an automobile. Cut your losses now.

/what the answer should have been
 
2013-06-18 09:59:43 PM  
The answer...
blogs.desmoinesregister.com
Duct tape
 
2013-06-18 10:07:08 PM  
"Your husband is a moran. Take out a hefty insurance policy."
 
2013-06-18 10:18:02 PM  

vossiewulf: Your husband is a complete and utter dumbass.


Perhaps he is a physicist and not a statistician.  60 to 0 = 60 to 0.
 
2013-06-18 10:23:23 PM  
"Dear Prudence, my husband is a complete f*cking idiot... What should I do?"

"Divorce."
 
2013-06-18 10:36:10 PM  
Dear Prudence
Won't you come out to pla-a-ay?
 
2013-06-18 10:50:15 PM  

Herr Docktor Heinrich Wisenheimer: Just your husband, not your whole family.


Done in 2.
 
2013-06-18 10:59:28 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: "Your husband is a moran. Take out a hefty insurance policy."


Make sure they don't exclude death caused by non wearing of seatbelts.

I've worn a seatbelt my entire driving life. I feel weird without it.
 
2013-06-18 11:08:17 PM  
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Do you know WHO ELSE got torn apart?
 
2013-06-18 11:11:18 PM  

Somacandra: Do you know WHO ELSE got torn apart?


I don't like you very much. I had to go to youtube and watch that horrific video. It is truly worse than the holocaust.
 
2013-06-18 11:34:04 PM  
Lady:
Blow a couple of cops and then have them pull his ass over and ticketed for not wearing a seat belt.  Keep sucking cock until it gets his behavior corrected.
 
2013-06-18 11:34:34 PM  
Dude's got a point. My grandpa smoked 3 packs a day and downed a bottle of vodak every other day. He lived to 105. I try to follow his example.
 
2013-06-18 11:34:48 PM  
She should get into a wreck with him in the passenger seat.  After having taken out a large life insurance policy on him.
 
2013-06-18 11:35:56 PM  
the last time I had a severe car wreck I didn't wear my seatbelt and went flying weeeeeeeeeeee! THUD

on the other hand a fence pole got shoved through the driver's side windshield and would have impaled me dead.

yay me?
 
2013-06-18 11:36:49 PM  

Herr Docktor Heinrich Wisenheimer: Just your husband, not your whole family.


no, actually it will probably be the family car. . .by the jaws of life.  Actually jaws of life probably won't be the best name at this point.  How about the jaws of "getting enough information to file a claim on the life insurance"?
 
2013-06-18 11:37:28 PM  
I have a father who refuses to wear a motorcycle helmet. I actually told him right to his face, something I don't do often, that if he is killed while riding without a helmet, I'm not spending a dime on his funeral. Still refuses to do it. Probably why he went off and married a biatch who is even dumber than he is.
 
2013-06-18 11:38:01 PM  
How much you wanna bet he's fat? Fat people hate seatbelts.
 
2013-06-18 11:38:45 PM  

LoneWolf343: I have a father who refuses to wear a motorcycle helmet. I actually told him right to his face, something I don't do often, that if he is killed while riding without a helmet, I'm not spending a dime on his funeral. Still refuses to do it. Probably why he went off and married a biatch who is even dumber than he is.


Just be sure he's signed his organ donor card and wash your hands of the whole thing,
 
2013-06-18 11:40:59 PM  
I keep thinking about getting those seatbelt cutter/window buster tools for the cars just in case. I was a volunteer firefighter / first responder for 10 years, had some extractions, but never saw a need for them. Just wonder if throwing in a few bucks might be worth it anyway, just for bizarre sh*t, or is it just a waste of money...
 
2013-06-18 11:41:05 PM  

unamused: vossiewulf: Your husband is a complete and utter dumbass.

Perhaps he is a physicist and not a statistician.  60 to 0 = 60 to 0.


A physicist would understand that F=MA, not MV.
 
2013-06-18 11:41:43 PM  

NewportBarGuy: "Dear Prudence, my husband is a complete f*cking idiot... What should I do?"

"Divorce."


So, divorce and taking all of his assets, house, kids and money is the "solution" for the man you promised to love honor and cherish  not wearing a seat belt?  Are you by chance an attorney?
 
2013-06-18 11:42:37 PM  
Darwin, his face gray and his eyes bright.
 
2013-06-18 11:42:37 PM  
His torso will be torn apart soon enough. Then he'll get it.
 
2013-06-18 11:42:56 PM  
Your husband sounds like low class trash.
 
2013-06-18 11:43:39 PM  

LemSkroob: Your husband sounds like low class trash.


What was he before cars had seat belts?
 
2013-06-18 11:43:48 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Lady:
Blow a couple of cops and then have them pull his ass over and ticketed for not wearing a seat belt.  Keep sucking cock until it gets his behavior corrected.


Are you a cop? Sounds like you are.
 
2013-06-18 11:43:52 PM  
No BS, but in Alberta we have something like a 90% seat belt compliance rate, and yet nearly half of major collisions involve someone not wearing a seat belt. My boss had given me the stat when I started collision investigation, and after over 400 collisions investigated I found it was absolutely true. I've heard similar statistics from other places in Canada and the US. It's almost like people that don't wear seat belts are too dumb to realize that they are mortals operating a deadly weapon and are careless about it. If you don't wear a seat belt you are a farking idiot, end of story. I don't care if you are a cop, drive taxi, or whatever. Not wearing a seat belt is simply one of the stupidest and most dangerous choices one can make, and letting someone in your vehicle without one is asking for their head to split open yours.

My favourite is when cops don't want to wear a belt so they can exit a vehicle quicker in an emergency.  These guys would never leave the station without a kevlar vest on but driving aggressively without a seat belt is an acceptable risk, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of police deaths are collision related.
 
2013-06-18 11:44:49 PM  

bunner: LemSkroob: Your husband sounds like low class trash.

What was he before cars had seat belts?


not born yet.
 
2013-06-18 11:44:50 PM  

bunner: NewportBarGuy: "Dear Prudence, my husband is a complete f*cking idiot... What should I do?"

"Divorce."

So, divorce and taking all of his assets, house, kids and money is the "solution" for the man you promised to love honor and cherish  not wearing a seat belt?  Are you by chance an attorney?


Yeah, those promises don't mean much anymore these days.

Anyway, if he is that stupid there, he is that stupid in other places, and a split would likely be beneficial.

If you really much, think of it as a wake-up call.
 
2013-06-18 11:44:59 PM  
bearded clamorer:
/DRTFA

Her family is being torn apart because her husband won't wear his seatbelt
 
2013-06-18 11:45:16 PM  
Does he really want the possibility of his child and wife watching him get thrown from a vehicle and die in front of them?  Why doesn't he get one of those seat belt cutting/window shattering tools, maybe that will make him feel better.

I was saved by my seat belt 11 years ago next week.  The whole "they never knew what hit them" line they give when someone dies in a car accident is wrong.  I remember every single moment of that accident, and had I died...I would have known it was coming.
 
2013-06-18 11:45:29 PM  
 
2013-06-18 11:46:13 PM  

Omahawg: the last time I had a severe car wreck I didn't wear my seatbelt and went flying weeeeeeeeeeee! THUD

on the other hand a fence pole got shoved through the driver's side windshield and would have impaled me dead.

yay me?


Congratulations on being a statistical anomaly.
Other people like to think that they're precious, special snowflakes. But you actually are!
 
2013-06-18 11:46:21 PM  

LoneWolf343: Anyway, if he is that stupid there, he is that stupid in other places, and a split would likely be beneficial.


To whom?

If you really much, think of it as a wake-up call.

I really musn't
 
2013-06-18 11:48:04 PM  
I know its a chat transcript but once again the best story gets buried.  What about the 31-year-old guy who's never moved out of his parents' place and is steailing his step-sister's underwear?
 
2013-06-18 11:48:11 PM  
I've been in several accidents and am here now because of seat belts every time. I know sometimes I may take the low road in arguments, but not this time.
 
2013-06-18 11:48:22 PM  

sat1va: No BS, but in Alberta we have something like a 90% seat belt compliance rate, and yet nearly half of major collisions involve someone not wearing a seat belt. My boss had given me the stat when I started collision investigation, and after over 400 collisions investigated I found it was absolutely true. I've heard similar statistics from other places in Canada and the US. It's almost like people that don't wear seat belts are too dumb to realize that they are mortals operating a deadly weapon and are careless about it. If you don't wear a seat belt you are a farking idiot, end of story. I don't care if you are a cop, drive taxi, or whatever. Not wearing a seat belt is simply one of the stupidest and most dangerous choices one can make, and letting someone in your vehicle without one is asking for their head to split open yours.

My favourite is when cops don't want to wear a belt so they can exit a vehicle quicker in an emergency.  These guys would never leave the station without a kevlar vest on but driving aggressively without a seat belt is an acceptable risk, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of police deaths are collision related.


Whenever I see a fatal car accident reported, I keep seeing the phrase "...was not wearing his/her seatbelt." I think I might have seen one time ever were all parties were properly buckled in.

Also, it takes a split second to unhook your seatbelt. I don't think the perp will get away in that amount of time, Lou.
 
2013-06-18 11:48:30 PM  
"But if logic won't work, action might. From now on, refuse to drive with him unless he buckles up. Of course this might be inconvenient, but you can explain he is putting your new family at risk by exposing himself to the dangers of being unbelted."

You could also be putting your family at risk by not driving the bread-winner to work.
 
2013-06-18 11:48:45 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: I keep thinking about getting those seatbelt cutter/window buster tools for the cars just in case. I was a volunteer firefighter / first responder for 10 years, had some extractions, but never saw a need for them. Just wonder if throwing in a few bucks might be worth it anyway, just for bizarre sh*t, or is it just a waste of money...


There are other emergency supplies that you're much more likely to need, and you probably haven't spent a dime on them.
 
2013-06-18 11:48:45 PM  

LoneWolf343: Anyway, if he is that stupid there, he is that stupid in other places


I can't even begin...
 
2013-06-18 11:49:06 PM  
It's been the law for what, 30 years?  Shut up and do what's good for you.

In the meantime I'll be designing a quick-release seatbelt system and selling it to police departments for big $$$
 
2013-06-18 11:49:06 PM  

This text is now purple: unamused: vossiewulf: Your husband is a complete and utter dumbass.

Perhaps he is a physicist and not a statistician.  60 to 0 = 60 to 0.

A physicist would understand that F=MA, not MV.


Also E=½mv². When the car rapidly comes to a stop, the E in your body can be gradually absorbed by the seatbelt strap and a large surface of less delicate parts of your body or it can be rapidly absorbed by your neck and skull.
 
2013-06-18 11:49:07 PM  

bunner: LoneWolf343: Anyway, if he is that stupid there, he is that stupid in other places, and a split would likely be beneficial.

To whom?

If you really much, think of it as a wake-up call.

I really musn't


Well, maybe you can look him up and you two can be a couple fat-headed idiots together.
 
2013-06-18 11:49:23 PM  
Lets crucify each other .....you don't brush your teeth 3 times per day...If you get a bacterial infection from it and die I am not going to your funeral........

I will pay you back you piece of shiat........

Jesus......the US kills innocent people left and right.......you say farking nothing.......truly major league assholes
 
2013-06-18 11:49:48 PM  
If he was raised that way then you aren't changing him.  That's 'normal' to him, it's permanently ingrained.   I bet even if he got in an accident and was injured specifically due to not wearing a seatbelt, he'd explain it away.

This is assuming that his not wearing a seatbelt is not in any way related to any other control issues he has with his wife.  It could be that he is reacting to some perceived challenge to his status.  For instance, if she didn't care about him not wearing a seatbelt before this baby was conceived, he may feel slighted, as if she's saying "I only care if you live or die now because I don't want to be stuck alone with the baby".
 
2013-06-18 11:50:01 PM  

pueblonative: Herr Docktor Heinrich Wisenheimer: Just your husband, not your whole family.

no, actually it will probably be the family car. . .by the jaws of life.  Actually jaws of life probably won't be the best name at this point.  How about the jaws of "getting enough information to file a claim on the life insurance"?


"Jaws of Recovery"  Well, if he isn't ejected before the crumpling happens.
 
2013-06-18 11:50:56 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: I keep thinking about getting those seatbelt cutter/window buster tools for the cars just in case. I was a volunteer firefighter / first responder for 10 years, had some extractions, but never saw a need for them. Just wonder if throwing in a few bucks might be worth it anyway, just for bizarre sh*t, or is it just a waste of money...


I thought about carrying a spring loaded center punch for this reason. However the temptation to use it on other cars who dent my doors or block me in is too great.
 
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