Sunday, October 26, 2008

Friends don't let Friends Text and Drive.

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.


Anonymous said...

I would like to credit the inspiration for this idea to my friend, Chris.



Anonymous said...

Tell him to start the campain on his blog!!! LOL


Anonymous said...

Good for Frankie!


Anonymous said...

By the way, how did he like Rowan?


Sue said...

He loved Rowan. He definitely wants to go there. He has an acquaintance there, who let us see his room, and talked to us about the program. A very nice kid he met through Chris. So now I think he feels like he got the real story, not just the commercial. Plus, he feels like he knows someone already. We also toured the cafeteria, which is more like a food court, and quite a great place. There was plenty of things he would eat. And it's like a buffet -- scan your card and eat as much as you like, three times a day. It's the "meal plan."

Beth said...

Gotta love the meal plan. I had the same one but spent most of my time eating from the "grease trucks" lined up along the streets outside of the class room buildings.

Way to go for Frank....he should start a new blog with it....