Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Notes From The Road...

It's been a while since I put up one of these posts. Apparently there were concurrent accidents on the two major highways that parallel my ride to work, dumping a whole bunch of folks with no idea where they were into my normal commute. With that said, it was extra challenging today, especially with the following people I encountered:
  • The soccer mom in the white SUV yammering away on her cell phone some 2-3 microns from my bumper. I was really hoping for a new tow hitch.
  • For a good length of time, I was behind Snow Miser - you know, "he's Mister Ten Below"...
  • To the jackass in the pristine Lexus: There was nobody on the road behind me (the vehicle directly behind you) for *miles* - you didn't have to stop dead in the middle of the road to let the ONE car out of the side street. Moron.
  • On the other hand, watching another soccer mom in a grey SUV also yammering away on her cell phone slam on her brakes so hard she bounced the wheel wells off her tires when she realized she was about to blow through a stop sign directly into the path of a three ton Dodge Earthf**ker was priceless.
  • Traffic circles, rotaries, roundabouts; whatever you may call them, either learn how to use them - i.e. don't stop dead in the middle of the damn thing - or avoid them.
  • If the light turns red while I'm still a good 15 feet away from it, I'm stopping - all the honking in the world isn't going to make me run the red light.
  • There *is* a no-texting rule just passed in MA, right? You'd never know it from seeing people on the roadways...
There are times - usually when it's cost me more than a C-note to fill the tank - that I wish I had a smaller vehicle. Today makes me appreciate the Earthf**ker...

That is all.

7 comments:

PISSED said...

HA.. Perfect timing for you to upgrade..

http://theferalirishman.blogspot.com/2012/07/jay-g-needs-to-upgrade-his-dodge.html

Sevesteen said...

Yesterday I followed someone to work who seemed unable to go above 50mph on a country road, and took at least 30 seconds to decide whether an intersection with no traffic was safe to cross. I would have been only mildly annoyed...except instead of driving a Buick, they were in a late-model Mustang with fender flares, a hood scoop and sequential tail lights.

Anonymous said...

"...Traffic circles, rotaries, roundabouts....or avoid them."

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

I'm fully convinced my town planners are going to start putting roundabouts into crosswalks. You can't drive more than 2 blocks without running into the damn things.

If Rule 34 applies to roundabouts, these guys are the ones putting up the videos.

Weer'd Beard said...

I've missed these!

Roger said...

Bitch Bitch Bitch. You folks understand that the northeast sends, when they have reached full maturity of gross incompetence, all of their worst drivers to Florida so they can all conflagrate together being even worse rolling roadblocks, no turn signal sloths, redlight runnin' retards, tailgating turds and left lane bandits.
To be safe down here, you need more than a Dodge Earthf--r, you need an Abrams M1A1 TANK.

Larry said...

Something I learned from driving in Boston, the light isn't really red until the last car in the line gets through...

Sideburns said...

Mister Ten Below

Nice, I got a new nickname for myself.

That said, if you are impeding traffic and going under the limit. Get the @#!@#%! out of the way.