Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Road Rage Ramblings

As I drove to my first store this morning, someone paused at a red light long enough to decide that my van was new enough to replace their older model small pickup truck with manual transmission. It was either that or the fact that I have a mom-mobile that makes lots of drivers think that cutting in front of me is grand sport. Fine, cut in front of me but at least use the long one on the right when you do it. And for the love of Pete, if you're going to jump in front of me in a stick-shift, you really should be FAST ON THE CLUTCH! If your vehicle is too old to be fast on the clutch when you cut in front of someone then my personal suggestion, and I'm sure others will agree, would be to WAIT for the pretty red light to turn green. THEN proceed to slowly shift gears on a major thoroughfare and get up to speed. Oh how I do not miss a daily commute with the other cognitively challenged drivers in this city. I am looking for a job, but prefer to stay closer to home JUST for that reason. I'm allergic to stupidity, in all forms. The allergy is why I am avoiding call center work. People who can't figure it out, call the company, and I happen to be an idiot magnet often enough as it is. I'm smart enough to know my limits and work within them. Small workplaces close to home with people equally allergic to stupidity as I am.


tinkguy said...

If they used their turn signal, or if they wave after cutting me off, I don't mind so much. I'm just all too happy to make it to work alive. On time is a bonus.

Now, if they DON'T use their turn signal and are on a cell phone: may their god spare their measly souls from the pungent brew of curses spewing from my self righteous tongue--

Ah, well. I hope to never cut you off with my old 98 Sunfire. It's a stick.

Feisty Irish Wench said...

Well as long as you're quick on the clutch, we'll be fine.

The Broken Man said...

Oh, I have soooo many things to rant about here - I will spare you. But suffice to say, stupidity is not reserved for drivers!

The Broken Man