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Oakland woman crashes car into water while reaching for cell phone

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  1. MOTOhooligan

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    Oakland woman crashes car into water while reaching for cell phone, but saves her coffee

    OAKLAND, Calif. - A woman is safe after losing control of her car and accidently driving into the waters of the Oakland Estuary. But on the upside, she saved her morning coffee.

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  2. Jay2TheRescue

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    Well, at least she has her phone and coffee. I have no further questions as to how she prioritizes these things. Personally my priority would be life, car, phone, coffee -> in that order.

    -Jay
     
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    Classic. You'd be surprised the lengths people will go to to preserve their Starbucks ;)
     
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    Hey! The Safeway store in my hometown (Central Valley area, CA), just dumped their Starbucks kiosk and replaced with "Signature" coffee (Safeway's own brand). Dang. Now i have to go to the Starbucks that is just a few yards away in the same parking lot. LOL
     
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    The one day Starbucks did that special training a few weeks ago I went to 7-11 and their coffee was surprisingly good. I'm still pretty loyal to Starbucks though.
     
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    I couldn't live without my coffee either. I can't blame her. :)
     
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    I don't drink my coffee. I eat it. I usually have a bag of dark chocolate covered expresso beans in the console of my truck.

    -Jay
     
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    x2 couldnt agree more
     
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    I miss 7-11, they're not in this area. :rolleyes: (and me being from NJ, I also miss Wawa).
    I'm stuck with gas station's mini marts.
     
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    I was a night manager of a 7-11 in college. I don't miss it at all.

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    Guess next time I leave the Carolinas I'll be so happy...
     
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    I've always been a fan of 7-11, but Wawa was a new experience for me in college. 24 hour sandwiches and pretty awesome coffee too. Can't beat it
     
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    I love Wawa, but Sheetz is the best! If you ever see a Sheetz in your travels you just gotta experience it for yourself.

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    My wife experiences the Sheetz all the time. I'm constantly pulling over. Irritable bowel, you know? :eek::lmao:
     
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    That's good stuff... I've switched to half-caff to cut down on my caffeine intake but I still make my own coffee dark as heck.

    I don't know that if I crashed my car into a bay, though, that'd I'd grab it. Prolly reach into my glove box and pull out my wrench so I could take my steering wheel and I'd pop my gear shift knob off. I'd leave the coffee... unless it was in my awesome WA travel mug, that is. :browani:
     
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    my faverate coffee is what i brew at home. i usually dont leave the house till im done. so no wories when on the road.
     
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    WAWA is pretty good coffee. If CHARbucks is too burnt tasting for your taste, try DUNKIN Donuts. I use it at home too. I think its one of the best.

    As to the topic: Coffee drinking while driving is a distraction. DWD (drinking while driving) Someone please make a law against it!
     
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    Unbelievable...:rolleyes:

    The things people do these days.
     
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    Well, hers are not that different if you think about. I can't imagine a 22-year old woman carrying a car out of the water all by herself and she kept everything else on your list :)
     
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    My coffee & phone are far too precious, that's why I take public transportation. ;)
     
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    Well, if her phone & coffee weren't so important, her car wouldn't be in the water.

    -Jay
     
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    I knew what you meant, I just didn't see a tongue-in-cheek smiley when I replied ;)
     
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    My question is, why would she save her coffee and not her cell phone, which cost more than the coffee?
     
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    I think the big question is why didn't she pull over to find the phone?

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    her sel phone was probably free.

    she will probably try to take it back into the store and say there was nothing wrong with it, it just randomly started dropping calls and then stopped working for no reason :rolleyes:
     
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    The answer is: Because that would make sense and be the safe thing to do..:rolleyes:
     
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    Safe? You don't live in Oakland to be safe...
     
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    True, I forgot about that...:O:D
     
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    :rotfl: Never been over to Oakland but if its anything like what I've heard you're right
     
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    I've been there a few times, but never had that warm and fuzzy feeling of wanting to prolong the experience :)
     

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