Originally posted by hawker84:
I don't call having two drinks in 2 hrs stupid, i blew a .07... i was still charged and eventually convicted... i made a bad decision to have the second drink, but was in no way impaired, or over the legal limit.. i learned the hard way , that the legal limit is not .08 and that WA has a no tolerance level.. what i did that night was neither stupid, wrong or against the law...
None of this is directed at you, i see what you're trying to say,
I understand your point. There's no need to be defensive about doing something stupid, though. You're indulging in hindsight bias. Unless you gave yourself a breathalyzer test before driving, you didn't know if you were beyond the legal limit that you thought existed before you got behind the wheel of your car. That's a stupid thing to do. Even if you weren't impaired and a pedestrian threw themselves in front of your vehicle resulting in their death, you could be held legally responsible and put in prison. Luckily, nobody was hurt and you learned from your actions.
Everybody does stupid s**t. It's easy to tell when someone isn't stupid because they learn. What's hard to figure out is whether the people who don't learn are stupid or crazy.
I happen to be certifiably insane, so I know I'm not stupid.
I hope you're not taking any of this personal, thanks for adding that bit in your post, I should have done the same in mine. I don't take offense to anything you said and I hope I haven't offended you.