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Harry's Gang: Don't take driving for granted

 

September 4, 2020



I’ve hired quite a few pizza delivery drivers over the years, mostly high school boys, but sometimes girls and adults. But, mostly, my delivery drivers are young. The first question I ask during the interview is: “Have you ever been in an accident?”

Most kids are anticipating my preferred answer and respond, proudly: “No, I’ve never been in a car accident.”

I tell them to come back after they have been.

That’s because no invincible teenager ever really, truly appreciates the power and danger of 2000 pounds of steel and gasoline pulsating under their right foot, until they lose...



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