How Do You Eat An Elephant? Revised

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No, I’m not getting lazy about the blogs….someone pointed out that maybe on the weekends I should re-post some old information so that new people don’t have to go through all of them again.  Tell me if you think it’s a good idea or not.  I really do appreciate feedback.

No, I haven’t switched to a cooking blog.

So, how do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.

I used to say that to Gracie all the time.  She was dyslexic, so I would often find her staring at something that seemed overwhelming trying to figure out where to start.  The truth is when it’s a problem that big it really doesn’t matter where you start, you just NEED TO START SOMEWHERE.

Impaired Driving is the elephant in Canada.  It is such an overwhelming problem and obviously we won’t agree on everything so why can’t we just agree to start making changes to the things that we can agree on.  Why does it have to be all or nothing?  Has anybody ever tried to get a large group agreeing on a restaurant and out the door?  It’s nearly impossible but sometimes if someone starts the ball rolling with suggestions you can get a consensus.

Maybe we can’t agree on what the BAC should be, or the fine, or the sentence – jail, no jail, length of time, fine,etc…  We agree that too many people are driving drunk, we agree that too many people are being killed by drunk drivers, we agree that our drunk driving laws as they stand are not being enforced.  There’s our start.

So, do you start eating an elephant at the head, the middle or the tail end?  Well, considering that we are talking about drunk drivers,  – the tail end may seem the most appropriate – but the truth is it really doesn’t matter.


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