General chatter - I've got to get that sign off my car!




cbmare
11-07-2007, 02:11 PM
I can't see it but they can! It must read something like "All jerks get in front of me!" The commute this morning was not fun. It's either that or **** is too full and they sent them all to be on the road with me.


GONNABE165
11-07-2007, 02:23 PM
I know what you mean as I had a sign on my truck today that read semi please run me off the road - cause thats what he did. Crazy drivers.

mandalinn82
11-07-2007, 02:28 PM
I have given up on expecting most people to exhibit common courtesy, especially in their cars.

Apparently turn signals have been eliminated from most cars, or a sonic flare burned them all out, because I am the only one using them! I mean, how hard is it to indicate when you are switching lanes so that people around you can plan their driving accordingly? It is one thing to skip the signal when you are in a turn-only lane, or when no one is around...but on a busy freeway when you plan on darting your car in front of me? Signal, please!


LindaT
11-07-2007, 02:45 PM
I have given up on expecting most people to exhibit common courtesy, especially in their cars.

Apparently turn signals have been eliminated from most cars, or a sonic flare burned them all out, because I am the only one using them! I mean, how hard is it to indicate when you are switching lanes so that people around you can plan their driving accordingly? It is one thing to skip the signal when you are in a turn-only lane, or when no one is around...but on a busy freeway when you plan on darting your car in front of me? Signal, please!

You musta missed the memo. Turn signals no longer mean I'd like to switch lanes. They NOW mean, "Look out I am coming and get the **** outta my way"... if they are used at all. I think this must be the terrorists diabolical plot. They've somehow managed to disable all our turn signals so we'll all get road rage and off each other, thus saving them the trouble.

Lovely
11-07-2007, 02:50 PM
I can't see it but they can! It must read something like "All jerks get in front of me!" The commute this morning was not fun. It's either that or **** is too full and they sent them all to be on the road with me.

Oops sorry, I sent that mass e-mail to all the jerks last night thinking you'd get a kick of it... I'll send them another tonight explaining the mistake. Hopefully they'll all read it like they must've my last e-mail!

modkittn
11-07-2007, 02:55 PM
I can't see it but they can! It must read something like "All jerks get in front of me!" The commute this morning was not fun. It's either that or **** is too full and they sent them all to be on the road with me.

I must have that same sign stuck on my car. The past two weeks have been HORRIBLE. I swear I've almost got hit about 20 times! I almost told my husband to drive today instead (we commute together) because I'm at the point where I can hardly take it anymore. And guess what? I almost got hit by a DOT bus today because apparently the driver believed that everyone should stop in the middle of the road so that he could take a left hand turn onto it!

cbmare
11-07-2007, 02:59 PM
Oops sorry, I sent that mass e-mail to all the jerks last night thinking you'd get a kick of it... I'll send them another tonight explaining the mistake. Hopefully they'll all read it like they must've my last e-mail!


:rofl:

I'm going to :kickbutt: for that one!

melekalikimaka
11-07-2007, 03:02 PM
Stay safe everyone!!! I have to agree w/Amanda, one of my worst peeves is the no turn signal usage. Whether it be following someone who suddenly steps on their brakes for no apparent reason, or the idiot driving next to you on the freeway who just assumes you can read his mind that he wants to get into your lane :rolleyes: And for christssake, HANG UP THE PHONE AND DRIVE :mad:

StillTryin
11-07-2007, 03:12 PM
I also agree with everyone..and I love the email joke!!!!

Where I live it is a small town, so the old people must figure that you know where they are going so they do not need to signal. We have like 2 stop signs in town, one right in the middle of town and all the old people go right through it....it is pathetic...and my office window faces the highway and man it is like 35mph through town on the highway and i swear they go 60!!! All I hear in my office all day is VRRRRROOOOOMMMM!

kappy
11-07-2007, 03:42 PM
Strange, I must have that sign on my car too. I've even changed cars, the sign stayed with me.

I saw a truck this morning use the shoulder of the freeway as a passing lane. Since we were about to top a small hill, he had NO way of knowing if anybody was stopped on the shoulder on the downward side . . . thankfully he didn't hit anything and has lived to terrorize me another day.

A side note to the insane driving -- have you paid attention to how people are PARKING? Simple act, I think. You pull in crooked you back out and straighten up. Must be a foreign concept. Seriously. I had to fold an outside mirror in one afternoon to get out of a spot. That driver stood and glared at me, like it was my fault I practically needed Crisco to get out of that parking spot. Heck, I was there first, I was in straight! Wasn't my fault he didn't know all four of his tires were supposed to be inside the stupid lines on the pavement!

mandalinn82
11-07-2007, 04:03 PM
I saw a truck this morning use the shoulder of the freeway as a passing lane. Since we were about to top a small hill, he had NO way of knowing if anybody was stopped on the shoulder on the downward side . . . thankfully he didn't hit anything and has lived to terrorize me another day.

Oh, these people make me FLAMING mad. The shoulder = not for passing, or getting yourself in front of other people. On bad days, I have been known to pull my car in WAY up close to the car in front of me and refuse to let them back in. If enough people do it, you can strand them out in the shoulder with no way to get back into the lane.

Slashnl
11-07-2007, 05:05 PM
Ha, ha! That reminds me of what a woman in my office said the other day. She didn't get in to the office as early as she wanted and was explaining that she got stuck behind an elderly driver. She said, "I knew I was in trouble when I saw the license plate guard and it said 'Happy Golden Anniversary - Harold and Maude'!" I laughed at that one!

** no offense intended to an elderly drivers out there! **

junebug41
11-08-2007, 01:39 PM
Ok. You drive a sedan. Is it really that hard to park in between the lines in the parking garage?

It is???

almostheaven
11-08-2007, 02:11 PM
I just caught a local news report yesterday of a couple who's car broke down on the interstate. As they were walking in the breakdown lane, another driver, apparantly was pulling over to use her cellphone, and somehow managed to run them both down and kill them. And this was in broad daylight. I'm not so sure it's that people are jerks so much as they're just too stupid to be given a license and am constantly wondering how they managed to get one. :(

almostheaven
11-08-2007, 02:12 PM
Oh, and this couple left behind a child. I gotta go find that story. It was just awful.

almostheaven
11-08-2007, 02:17 PM
http://www.wvgazette.com/section/News/2007110711


November 08, 2007

Cross Lanes pair killed walking along I-64

A husband and wife from Cross Lanes were killed early Wednesday while walking next to the westbound lanes of Interstate 64, police said.

About 2:10 a.m., Kent Brewer, 44, and Bethana Brewer, 40, of Walls Drive, were walking on the shoulder of the interstate in western Kanawha County, Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department dispatchers said. Their white Ford Escort had apparently run out of gas.

At the same time, Sarah Elizabeth Preece, 23, of Louisa, Ky., was driving west in a rented 2007 Ford Focus when she pulled over to make a call on her cell phone.

She did not see the couple as she pulled off the road and struck them about three-quarters of a mile east of the Cross Lanes exit, one dispatcher said.

The Brewers’ car was found a short distance from where they were struck.

No charges have been filed, but deputies are reconstructing the wreck as part of their investigation. Preece was not injured.


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I thought this was during the day since they said it happened that morning. But I guess it was dark out. Still. You got headlight. You can't see people where you're driving? And if you're pulling off the road, you SHOULD be slowing down. Not barreling along at 70 mph gunning for victims. :(

mandalinn82
11-08-2007, 02:42 PM
I think calling them too stupid to get a license lets them off too easily. They just don't care about other people. It has nothing to do with being so dumb they don't realize that parking outside of the lines or darting in and out of traffic might inconvenience someone. It is just that they don't think about the fact that things they do affect others, because they think only of themselves. It never occurs to them that there are other people in the world

Lovely
11-08-2007, 02:55 PM
On bad days, I have been known to pull my car in WAY up close to the car in front of me and refuse to let them back in. If enough people do it, you can strand them out in the shoulder with no way to get back into the lane.

AMEN!!!! They do it when there's construction or an accident like they're special and I should let them back in after they've cut past 50 cars. What if there were police or an ambulence trying to get through? Doing jerk things like that could leave someone injured or cause DEATH!

I once had the pleasure of seeing an undercover cop car pull over a woman who was driving in the breakdown lane when there was an accident up ahead. I hope that woman got a big ticket. My pleasure at seeing that still keeps me happy.

almostheaven
11-08-2007, 10:31 PM
I once had the pleasure of helping a semi stop a guy from traffic hopping and driving the breakdown lane during a jamup from an accident. But he finally got around both of us and went flying up the breakdown lane...just to slam on his brakes and narrowly avoid slamming into the rearend of the cop car parked there. LOL I hope the bum went to jail.