Yeah, that’s safe.

Whenever I prepare to write a post like this, I feel a little guilty for coming down on what are probably good Burghers in general. And then I shake that feeling off and fire up my keyboard.

A baby, Luke, was born on the Saturday morning before the Super Bowl. That’s not very newsworthy except that he was born in the lobby of Mercy Hospital because the little guy wanted out and he wasn’t waitin’ for no delivery room.

That’s not what I’m snarking on, although I can just imagine the lobby crowd enjoying the show in “Scrubs” fashion. I’m snarking on this proud quote from the daddy:

And even though grandma was going as fast as she could, Shawn Dunlap said, precious moments of travel time slipped away.

Her water broke in the car and, even though Shawn Dunlap said he was “going 100 miles an hour through the Liberty Tubes and blowing every red light,” the baby was on his way out when the couple arrived at the hospital.

Dude, that’s what we have ambulances for. So they can drive through red lights but with flashing lights and a “Whaaaa-Whaaaaa-Wooowooowooo” sound that lets other drivers know they are driving 100 miles an hour and about to blow some red lights.

I mean, do what you need to in order to get your wife to the hospital and perhaps under the same duress others would do the same thing. Just maybe keep it to yourself and don’t brag in the newspaper that you did it so unsafely. Because that is just asking for PittGirl to bring the snark.

That’s all I have to say about that.


  1. Rob
    February 8, 2006 9:30 am

    I can see it now: A ca with woman in labor goes 100 mph head-on into van; five dead: Next on 11 at 11!

    There aren’t many medical problems with a fatality rate greater than 100%.

    Trust me. Call the ambulance.

  2. Sherry Pasquarello
    February 8, 2006 12:08 pm

    yeah, call that ambulance, worry about the billing later. lives are worth much, much more and it would be hard to drive correctly with a woman in labor anyway, nerves and such.