Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Mark Nigon, evil has a face!

Did you know that it only cost $1 to purchase a mugshot?

The whole world operates as one mass living organism. We are all at the mercy of one another. You can live your whole life being courteous, obeying the law, and using common decency. Regardless, your life can still be snatched from the face of the earth instantly because some idiot got in a car after having to much to drink or because he was running late and driving recklessly.

It has now been over a year since the drunk Mark Nigon tried to kill my wife and I. We are trying to get our lives back to normal. We decided to take a weekend vacation to go see the Grand Canyon. It was amazing. On our way back, driving on a small two lane back country road, as the sun was going down, a car in the distance was tailgating the car in front of him. Apparently he felt that the speed limit was not fast enough. He pulled out over a double yellow line and attempted to pass the car in front of him. He was now in our lane and coming straight for us. I immediately started flicking my lights, slammed on the brakes and pulled off of the road. It was instantaneous. It was like the type of driving you would see in a spy movie. It was a reaction to a situation that I have had replayed in my mind a million times.

The asshole going the other way never did get back in his lane. He proceeded to pass! God damn I would have liked to get my hands on him. I looked over at my wife in the passenger seat and could clearly see on her face that she had just relived our whole horrible accident all over again. I hugged her and assured her that we were O.K. She was visibly shaken for the rest of the evening.

I know that there are countless drunk drivers and reckless drivers out there. To me Mark Nigon is the face for all of them. Now he can be the face of all of them for you to. I give to you “the face of evil.”


tina said...

I'm sorry to hear about yet another incident with a vehicle. That had to be pretty scary for the both of you.I wish you guys well...As for the mugshot.....meh. :)

angelsdepart said...

Luckily, thanks to my quick thinking and defensive driving skills, we were not actually involved in another incident. We were simply reminded of the idiocy of the common American motorist!

mnuez said...

I just came across your blog and though I have some slight visceral discomfort with what you're doing to this Mark guy (because, after all, most American men probably have driven buzzed at least once in their lives - including the Pres and the Veep) I think that what you're doing overall has a positive effect. If our society viewed anyone driving unsafely (drunk or not) as a piece of shit who should be locked away immediately, you'd have far fewer massacres on the roads.

Unfortunately however (and despite the fact that a full percent of Americans will check out in car accident - and a great multiple of that will/have suffer grievous injury) we do not currently view reckless driving that way. Airplane accidents can be news for weeks but car accidents only make it into your local traffic report.

It is indeed sick and I hope that you make the change in all of our attitudes that we need so very very desperately.

Our lives depend on it.

Cheers mate,


breakerslion said...

You are very lucky to be alive. I have very little more to say, except that he looks more like the face of human stupidity than the face of evil, and alcohol is brain poison.

You have my sympathy. The perp and his friends will get none from me.

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