designated driver

“Designated Driver” — Kaplan Family Definition

At least in the Kaplan household, “designated driver” has nothing to do with alcohol, intoxication, or any illicit substances. It’s a function of the weather. So, when it’s exceptionally icy or snowy (it’s both today in the Twin Cities), either me or one of my sons assumes driving duty from my wife, using our 4-wheel...
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Now, THAT’S What I Call a Designated Driver!

I’m sure I’m not the only parent of a college-age offspring home on winter break who — while happy to see their kids going out at night with their friends — worries just a little about whether they’re being responsible. In my son’s case, it helps that one of his high school buddies is now...
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