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driving rant!

Okay, you'd think that with the gas prices people would drive a little more sensibly. But no, they're still speeding needlessly, zooming up to stoplights and then slamming on their brakes, and failing to use their blinkers BEFORE SLOWING TO MAKE A TURN (not that I thought that would change, but I had to mention it because it's my primary pet peeve).

Seriously, why do people do that? Zoom up to stoplights, I mean? It's not going to magically change because you get there fast, and the cars in front of you certainly aren't going to disappear. All you are doing is wasting gas and wearing out your brakes. I love to laugh at people who zoom up to a stoplight and are still sitting there when I pull up casually beside them. Where did that get you, exactly? oh, oh, NOWHERE! You'd think they'd learn, but no, they do it again the instant the light turns green. I'm glad to know that they're suffering for their ridiculousness, in having to buy more gas than I do and in being frustrated the entire time they're driving.

Also -- that scooting-forward thing? WTF is the point? Oh, I MUST scoot forward two feet because the person in front of me did it! That'll get us all where we're going faster!

And speeding on the highway I can totally understand. It's fun. But when I'm driving 5 miles over the limit in the SLOW LANE, get out of my fucking tailpipe and go the hell around! I will flash my brakes, and if that doesn't work, I'll slow down as much as necessary to MAKE you go around. I am perfectly willing to go 40mph just to piss you off, especially if it's night and you're blinding me.

One last thing -- for the love of everything, please remember -- blinker before brakes!!! And let's not even talk about not using the blinker at all. I will NOT let you in, I don't care if I have to come within an inch of your car. Be polite and use the blinker, I'll be polite and do my best to help you. Okay? okay.

feelings: annoyed
sounds: Kosheen: "Hungry"

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vineofcrescendo ══╣╠══
lol. Yes! i agree, 100%. although, one may see me doing what seems like speeding up to stop lights, but i usually do this when i am trying to get around a car if i know that they are going to go considerably slower than me or if they have retarded driving habits that i don't want to be behind. but in all cases, i challenge myself to not make the car jerk at all to a stop. im a big believer in the creeping, chill, no car-tug stop, if you know what i mean. lol

word up to the sensible drivers.
belenen ══╣amused╠══
oh yeah, the no-car-tug stop, I'm a big fan too. ;-D
paradigm_shift ══╣╠══
Ok, I'll rant a little here...at the entrance to my neighboorhood and there is a MCDonalds. It was probably built in the worst possible place but whatever. Anyway when you are sitting a the traffic light to turn out of my neighborhood, these stupid people expect you to back up and let them cut through traffic, all because they are too lazy to go straight through the light then turn into McDonalds like they are supposed to...even better are the people who turn out of there and want to make a left, but dont have enough room to squeeze in between 2 cars so they pull in at an angle, blocking the right hand turn lane for all the people who want to make rights. UGHHHHH!!!
belenen ══╣upset╠══
*blech* laziness! yuck!
duchesse20 ══╣Smiling╠══
It's cool that you did this driving rant post. I get so aggraveted driving, especially when I go back in Montreal. people just cut out off, no flashers or anything. Not too long ago, I was on the highway and there was construction happening. So instead of being 3 lanes, it was down to 2lanes. Well, let me tell you, they we're tight lanes. I'm kind'of a fast driver... most of times ( i know not good but..) but this time, I was following traffic. I was close enough to the car infront of me. Close enough that another car couldn't fit inbetween. Well, this little blonde chicky started to come in my lane. And let me tell you she wasn't using her flashers. Well, let's just say it wasn't just my lane she was coming into, but my car. I honked soooooooooooo long that it scared the shit out of her. So I give her a look and give her a sign to push over. She had the nerve to look at me and give me the finger!!!! to ME! I couldn't beleive it. She got pissed at me because she was trying to come in and didn't realize that I was really close to her to begin with. Anyways, she got in the back of me and when the highway came back to normal, she just had to pass me and give me the finger again! lol Now, that little bitch pissed me right off that time. I hate stupid people driving. Or people that think they're never wrong and that nothing can happen to them while driving. They become very very dangerous people.

And like you, I hate when they don't signal what they're about to do. It takes minimum effort to but your flashers on. Use them. It'll prevent a few accidents as well. ;)
belenen ══╣upset╠══
I know! That little flippy-switch is there for a reason, people! ;-)
jedibubbles ══╣╠══
After almost getting hit two nights (mornings?) when someone rocketted out of their parking space without even looking (I was behind them when they sat down), I've pretty much given up on my fellow drivers. I'll just thank the Lord when someone IS a cool driver.
belenen ══╣upset╠══
OMG. sounds like Orlando is worse than Kennesaw!
lorelei_sakti ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣amused╠══
hee! ;-)
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belenen ══╣upset╠══
The bus that was coming, the one who wasn't even supposed to be moving, actually honked at her and crept closer when she was obviously struggling and injured.

OH MY GOSH! The selfish arrogance of some people!!! That's horrible.
mad kitty
soulresilience ══╣mad kitty╠══
"blinker before brakes!!"
meheheheheheh... someone did that to me this weekend and I went off on a rant to my dad who was in the car with me. Then I kept saying "signal then brakes" over and over again. I guess I thought someone might hear me?
belenen ══╣amused╠══
I know, I talk to other drivers when I know they can't hear me too. ;-)
ohsaycanyousay ══╣╠══
I completely agree with you.

I hate stupid drivers.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
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