I am not a WONDERFUL or a PERFECT driver, but I am not that bad. ( for a girl, anyway ;) )
I am alert. I pay attention. (Okay so those go hand in hand)
I go the speed limit.
I let people in if they want in, granted if they aren't about to cut me off mean-style.
I am aware of my surroundings.
So, let me get a few things off my chest.
If you want to drive 10 mph in a 40 mph lane...just stay home! I can't tell you how horrible people are at driving here in Austin, but it is TERRIBLE. I just drove by a lady, who had 8 people, including myself at a stand still. When I finally found my way around her, she was laughing, playing with her hair, and chatting on her cell phone. She had NO clue as to the traffic she was causing. I wanted to slap her and throw her cell phone across the feeder road.
And to the crazy lady this morning that was weaving in and out, on her brakes and slamming on them every two seconds...we are ALL late to work sometimes ok? Maybe you should have got up earlier...Mk? We want to get to our destination just as fast as you...but let me just thank you for rear-ending the innocent person in front of you. YOU caused a three car bumper collision...which then caused ME to slam on my breaks and swerve out of the way JUST so you could cut off three people.
It really ticks me off sometimes at how careless and crazy people are when they are driving.
A few weeks ago I saw some idiot (sorry, SHE was) driving, weaving in and out of lanes...when I got up to her, I went to give her my "Go to YOU KNOW where look", and what is the BD (BD=Bad Driver, clever I know ;)) doing?
Picture this: One hand to her ear on her cell phone, chattin' it up. One leg hanging out the window with her nasty foot making this circular motion as if she was drying off a sweaty foot (gross), one elbow on the steering wheel DRIVING the car, and the other hand eating a hamburger. I was about to call 911 to report reckless driving too. But I didn't. I just gave her a look and honked. I saw another car give her the bird...so I feel I was just a little more classy.
And hey, 18 wheeler, paint van, and other "big" vehicles that take up the fast lane, going 5 or 10 under the speed limit...and staying equal to the person in the middle lane, and the person going slow in the slow lane... ALL three going the same speed and letting noone pass...MOVE OVER or speed up. That's all I have to say!
And why is it when someone is going at the speed of turtle that when you finally switch lanes to pass them, they then decide to speed up? I mean really? I've been behind you for 3 solid minutes waiting on you to move, and when I finally switch lanes, you want to speed up? This really gets under my skin.
One day I was almost in a bad accident. Well, it could have been bad. Here I am, in a turning lane or go straight lane...and I had a green light. As I was approaching the green light, the car on the right of me in a GO STRAIGHT lane only, decides that he wants to turn. I had to slam on my breaks, my car went sideways, and the cracked out jerk head (you could tell he was on something I swear and his window was down so I could see him), and as soon as I looked up at him to start yelling, he looks at me and goes, "Oh S@*%!" Smiles and takes off faster than you can say GO! Idiot! You weren't in a turning lane! I was going to go straight, and you almost could have hurt me. I would have hurt you too if my quick as a cat driving skills weren't so awesome. I think he owned this:
Also, please use your blinker! It's there for a reason! There is nothing I hate more than to see a slow as mollasses person driving, and I'm waiting on them to go past me so I can turn...only to find out that they were going to turn. And yes, I realize I'm preaching to the choir here, but my goodness gracious! Is it that hard to move your hand less than an inch to turn your blinker on? I mean, seriously?
And to the lady who puts her mascara and make-up on in the morning...DO it at home, or do it when you get to your parking lot! Not while you are driving! K?
Ugh. And if you haven't guessed, I have major road rage. But rightfully so.
SO, how is your day? :)
I have two things to say today.
1. Drive normal. Please. Safe, but not terrible.
2. Go check out my latest blog post here on my photography website. Leave a note if you want. I won't mind ;)
Tail Waggin' Tuesday with CMae!
Your most favorite picture of your pet.
I honestly have so many, but one I always go back to is Piper when he was just a little fluffy marshmellow button cutie patootie muffin head.
Just look at that huge head and little tail! :) I love him! :)