Frankie and I went to visit Rowan University today. It's about an hour and a half away, which is a long time in the car together. (Nick was home; he had a soccer game. He's coaching 5 and 6 year olds. He actually got himself up, got himself to practice on his bike, and had the day to himself! More about him later.)
As we ate lunch, Frankie asked me, "Ya know the 'friends don't let friends drive drunk' campaign? I want to start my own ad. Friends don't let friends text and drive. Because that is just ridiculous, and people are doing it all the time."
We talked about his idea for a little while. He really wants to do this. His idea is that it's not just an info campaign, about how dangerous it is, it's peer pressure to keep people from doing something that they know is foolish but that they do anyway. (He didn't use the word foolish. He used more derogatory language.)
The question of whether that phrase, "Friends don't let Friends drink and drive" is copyrighted, came up. I wonder if someone already owns that phrase? Can he use it?
So anyway, the campaign is starting here. Because he's right. It is a (foolish) thing to do.