I do a lot of my videotaping from the car. One-hour commute and a busy day-job plus kids. Gotta squeeze the stuff in.
I’ve had a lot of warnings about DWV (Driving while videotaping) but this e-mail from my brother is my favorite. First his warning, then he recounts the conversation we had 15 years ago when I bought my moped.
After watching some of your videos, I was going to send you a message that the biggest hit was going to be when you got in a car wreck and the camcorder got some “washing machine” footage. Then I saw today’s meager effort, and it was a foreshadowing. BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!!
The conversation 15 years ago:
C: “Trust me, Kevin. If you ride a motor scooter, you will have an accident.”
K: “No. I’m going to be really careful.”
C: “I’m telling you: you WILL have an accident.”
K: “No I won’t. I’m going to be really really careful.”
C: “Listen to me. The point is that you are going to have an accident . . . ”
C: ” . . . and the object is to limit . . . ”
K: “I’m very very careful.”
C: ” . . . how bad it will be.”
K: “Really. I’m very very careful. I’m going to be safe because I’m really careful.”
C: (PAUSE) “You’ve already had an accident, haven’t you?”
K: “Well, it wasn’t that bad.”