homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam

The Geek Culture Forums


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | | search | faq | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» The Geek Culture Forums   » News, Reviews, Views!   » Rants, Raves, Rumors!   » Please drive sensibly! (Page 1)

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!  
This topic comprises 2 pages: 1  2 
 
Author Topic: Please drive sensibly!
Snaggy

Sir Snaggalot!
Member # 123

Member Rated:
5
Icon 8 posted April 12, 2005 15:07      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Arrrgggg!!!

A couple of days ago Nitozac and I were driving home. It was pouring rain, terrible driving conditions, when some asshole almost crashes head-on into us.

He was probably doing at least 40 K over the speed limit, into a turn on a wet bridge. We were so lucky his car didn't skid, as it was, he as almost crossing the line into our lane.

We were both really shook up, it was one of those things that comes out nowhere to remind you how fragile Life is.

It infuriates me to think that this jerk's stupidity could have destroy our lives, or someone else's. Next time you're out driving, I hope you will keep this in mind and drive as safely as possible. Taco lost four of his friends recently in an accident (someone ran a stop sign and slammed into them), ... tragedies like that are preventable if people would use a bit of sense.

Posts: 8111 | From: Canada | Registered: Jan 2000  |  IP: Logged
The Famous Druid

Gold Hearted SuperFan!
Member # 1769

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 12, 2005 15:34      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Glad to hear you're both ok.

I've long believed that you should have to pass a test in basic physics before getting a drivers licence. It's amazing how many 'experienced drivers' haven't got the first clue about momentum and kinetic energy.


Mrs Druids uncle had a close shave recently, hit by some dickhead who ran a stop sign. He ended up climbing down out of the tree his car was lodged in, with scarcely a scratch on him. Sadly, there is no generally accepted test to identify dickheads.

--------------------
If you watch 'The History Of NASA' backwards, it's about a space agency that has no manned spaceflight capability, then does low-orbit flights, then lands on the Moon.

Posts: 10680 | From: Melbourne, Australia | Registered: Oct 2002  |  IP: Logged
drunkennewfiemidget
BlabberMouth, a Blabber Odyssey
Member # 2814

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 12, 2005 16:05      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Don't even get me started on stupid drivers, we'll be here for YEARS. It's nonsense.

#1: USE YOUR BLINKER
#2: IF YOURE IN THE PASSING LANE AND SOMEONE IS BEHIND YOU, MOVE OVER
#3: TURN YOUR BLINKER OFF WHEN YOURE DONE WITH IT
#4: DO NOT SLOW DOWN TO ADMIRE THE CAR ACCIDENT.
#5: IN INCLEMENT WEATHER, DRIVE ACCORDING TO CONDITIONS
#6: PAY ATTENTION.

*cough*

(Oh, btw, this is post 2000 or 2001. Go me.)

Posts: 4897 | From: Cambridge, ON, Canada | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged
TheMoMan
BlabberMouth, a Blabber Odyssey
Member # 1659

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 12, 2005 17:21      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Snaggy________For thirty two years I had worked shoulder to shoulder with auto engineers and we still did not find an improvement for the nut that holds the steering wheel.

--------------------
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.


Benjamin Franklin,

Posts: 5848 | From: Just South of the Huron National Forest, in the water shed of the Rifle River | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged
GMx

Solid Nitrozanium SuperFan!
Member # 1523

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 12, 2005 21:26      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Maybe I'm lucky I don't have a car anymore. [ohwell]
Posts: 5848 | From: S-4, Area 51 | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
BronzeG3
Geek Apprentice
Member # 2590

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 12, 2005 22:42      Profile for BronzeG3   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Don't even get me started on stupid drivers, we'll be here for YEARS. It's nonsense.

#1: USE YOUR BLINKER
#2: IF YOURE IN THE PASSING LANE AND SOMEONE IS BEHIND YOU, MOVE OVER
#3: TURN YOUR BLINKER OFF WHEN YOURE DONE WITH IT
#4: DO NOT SLOW DOWN TO ADMIRE THE CAR ACCIDENT.
#5: IN INCLEMENT WEATHER, DRIVE ACCORDING TO CONDITIONS
#6: PAY ATTENTION.

*cough*

(Oh, btw, this is post 2000 or 2001. Go me.)

Amen.

I really hate when i'm on 81, it's two lanes only, and the guy in the left lane is going about the same speed as the guy in the right lane, which is normally pretty slow. If you are going to be going the same speed as the guy in the other lane, get IN the other lane. Why is that so hard to understand?

Posts: 44 | From: VTech | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged
DigitalBill

Solid Nitrozanium SuperFan!
Member # 646

Member Rated:
5
Icon 1 posted April 13, 2005 15:18      Profile for DigitalBill   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
#1: USE YOUR BLINKER
#2: IF YOURE IN THE PASSING LANE AND SOMEONE IS BEHIND YOU, MOVE OVER
#3: TURN YOUR BLINKER OFF WHEN YOURE DONE WITH IT
#4: DO NOT SLOW DOWN TO ADMIRE THE CAR ACCIDENT.
#5: IN INCLEMENT WEATHER, DRIVE ACCORDING TO CONDITIONS
#6: PAY ATTENTION.

#7: Put down the frakking cell phone and drive!

Or at least use a headset.

I had a similar experience recently thanks to cell phone drivers... prompted me to produce a PSA:

http://www.wizardsoftechnology.com/?q=node/view/91

Let's be careful out there...

=DB

--------------------
I've found life is so much better in the cartoon universe!
"No power in the 'Verse can stop us!"

Posts: 604 | From: The Wizards of Technology Binary Bunker | Registered: Jan 2001  |  IP: Logged
Rhonwyyn

Solid Gold SuperFan!
Member # 2854

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 13, 2005 15:43      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Okay, addendum to the rule re: use your turning signals. Signaling as you turn does not constitute an adequate use of your signaling device. PA laws require drivers to begin signaling a turn 100 yds (or is it feet?) before the turn. In other words, give advance notice! It's very frustrating when driving and without warning the car in front slows almost to a stop and makes a turn.

--------------------
Change the way you SEE, not the way you LOOK!

Posts: 3849 | From: Lancaster, PA | Registered: Jul 2004  |  IP: Logged
dragonman97

SuperFan!
Member # 780

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 13, 2005 18:29      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
R: I'd recommend you not drive in NY. [Wink] Ironically enough, I find that Brooklyn is probably the worst place for /fun/ like that. I encountered a very aggressive driver a few weeks ago - I had my left turn indicator on for a solid couple of minutes, trying to get around a double-parked car, and when I'd finally spotted a gap in the traffic, I pulled left into the middle lane, where she must have been merging her SUV in about 5 feet ahead of me, from the left lane. I swiftly and nimbly shot my Corolla to a hard right merge, jetting ahead of her, and out to a safe spot. She pulled up alongside me, and honked, and yelled that I pull over - there was not a chance of that happening, as I'm quite certain I did not do anything illegal, there was no evidence of her being an LEA, and I value my life too much to put my life at her hands. So, after a few blocks, I lost her due to her crazed antics leading her to merge into a slow spot, and finally made my way to my destination. *That* was not fun. I think she's led me to have lost my 'nerve' a bit, which is not the best thing when crazy stunts are the only way you can get anywhere in a timely manner. I'm sure I'll get it back again, but I just don't have it in me to pull out into traffic on the tip of the hat at the moment - erring on the side of caution. :shrug: I still get onto the FDR expeditiously, though. [Big Grin]

--------------------
There are three things you can be sure of in life: Death, taxes, and reading about fake illnesses online...

Posts: 9332 | From: Westchester County, New York | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
csk

Member # 1941

Member Rated:
5
Icon 1 posted April 13, 2005 18:46      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmm, I hardly drive at all, so that gets me off the hook.

I must say, the SE Asian countries are an eye opener for driving. Thailand has some really dangerous drivers (think bus/truck drivers, scoffing Red Bull, and this one really does give you wings, since it has amphetamines in it). Vietnam was interesting, too, particularly when crossing four way intersections. There didn't seem to be any defined lanes, so pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and car drivers would just go in between each other in all directions. Quite bizarre. I rather enjoyed the whole riding on the back of a motorbike thing.

Hmm, motorbike, now there's a thought...

--------------------
6 weeks to go!

Posts: 4455 | From: Sydney, Australia | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
Xanthine

Solid Nitrozanium SuperFan!
Member # 736

Member Rated:
5
Icon 1 posted April 13, 2005 22:07      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Probably the worst accident I ever saw involved a cell phone. The guy reached to pick up his ringing phone, lost control of the car, skidded it across three lanes of oncoming traffic and tumbled down a steep embankment. The car looked like some giant hand had squeezed it. Miraculously enough, the driver walked away with a scratched forehead and a cut on his lip from where he bit himself. Nonetheless, we took him in "pink" (lights but no siren). It can take a while for decompensated shock to set in, and you really don't want to be there when it does. :/

Bolivian drivers aren't much better csk. Traffic lights are taken as suggestions. Lanes do not exist. Courteous people honk before running the red light. No one stops for pedestrians. The taxis and mini-buses are the worst. The roundabouts in Ecuador really sucked too. There's no way to know where the cars are going to go. Your best bet is to watch the locals and start crossing when they do.

--------------------
And it's one, two, three / On the wrong side of the lee / What were you meant for? / What were you meant for?
- The Decemberists

Posts: 7670 | From: the lab | Registered: Mar 2001  |  IP: Logged
The Famous Druid

Gold Hearted SuperFan!
Member # 1769

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 13, 2005 23:13      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Bolivian drivers aren't much better csk. Traffic lights are taken as suggestions. Lanes do not exist. Courteous people honk before running the red light. No one stops for pedestrians.

When I got to Chile after 3 months in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia I was quite puzzled to see a car just stop in the middle of the road. After a few seconds I realised "oh yes, it's stopped for a red light". [crazy]

--------------------
If you watch 'The History Of NASA' backwards, it's about a space agency that has no manned spaceflight capability, then does low-orbit flights, then lands on the Moon.

Posts: 10680 | From: Melbourne, Australia | Registered: Oct 2002  |  IP: Logged
Bibo
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation
Member # 1959

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 13, 2005 23:31      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Don't even get me started on stupid drivers, we'll be here for YEARS. It's nonsense.

#2: IF YOURE IN THE PASSING LANE AND SOMEONE IS BEHIND YOU, MOVE OVER
*cough*

(Oh, btw, this is post 2000 or 2001. Go me.)

If you're riding my ass yet I am already speeding and you can see I'm in the passing lane to pass other cars and trucks I'm not going to get over until I get past them, nor am I going to get into the right lane when merging traffic is about to get onto the highway. And the closer you tailgate me the less I am apt. to get over. [Razz] Just because I'm "only" going 75-80 in the passing lane does not mean I have to get over so you can continue driving at 90+ mph in a 70 mph zone. [Mad]
Posts: 1641 | From: Grand Rapids, MI | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
maia
Alpha Geek
Member # 3778

Member Rated:
5
Icon 1 posted April 13, 2005 23:54      Profile for maia     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Right on, brother! [thumbsup]

I have been known to linger in the passing lane a bit longer than needed just to piss off said tailgater. I mean, why should I have to stay in the 55mph granny lane just to avoid the SUV's that may come barrelling up behind me at any moment? They act like they are going to hit you, and then slow down just at the last moment. I mean I have the right to pass without ramping up to warp speed while I do it. And it's usually a soccer mom on the cell phone with a car full of kids. I just don't get it. Actually, tonight on the interstate, we had a lovely SUV right on our tail in the middle lane, when the passing lane was perfectly clear, just because they had an exit coming up, but wanted to pass just one more car before getting over in the right lane. These aggressive drivers make me crazy. [crazy]

--------------------
Nothing is too petty to be thoroughly discussed.

Posts: 316 | From: United States | Registered: Apr 2005  |  IP: Logged
drunkennewfiemidget
BlabberMouth, a Blabber Odyssey
Member # 2814

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 14, 2005 07:32      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Don't even get me started on stupid drivers, we'll be here for YEARS. It's nonsense.

#2: IF YOURE IN THE PASSING LANE AND SOMEONE IS BEHIND YOU, MOVE OVER
*cough*

(Oh, btw, this is post 2000 or 2001. Go me.)

If you're riding my ass yet I am already speeding and you can see I'm in the passing lane to pass other cars and trucks I'm not going to get over until I get past them, nor am I going to get into the right lane when merging traffic is about to get onto the highway. And the closer you tailgate me the less I am apt. to get over. [Razz] Just because I'm "only" going 75-80 in the passing lane does not mean I have to get over so you can continue driving at 90+ mph in a 70 mph zone. [Mad]
Well, sir, unless you have a badge on your shirt and sirens on your car, you're in no position to be telling anyone else how fast they should or should not be going. That's the authority's job.

As for someone tailgating you when you're already passing someone, I can understand staying there until you're done passing, as trying to cut off a vehicle in the right lane so you can move for someone who wants to go faster is just nonsense, and tailgating isn't cool, but if you sit in the left lane because someone came too close for your liking in the left lane, and you're done passing, you're just being an ass.

Posts: 4897 | From: Cambridge, ON, Canada | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged
sumnchai
Geek Apprentice
Member # 3262

Member Rated:
5
Icon 1 posted April 14, 2005 09:03      Profile for sumnchai     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Don't even get me started on stupid drivers, we'll be here for YEARS. It's nonsense.

#2: IF YOURE IN THE PASSING LANE AND SOMEONE IS BEHIND YOU, MOVE OVER
*cough*

(Oh, btw, this is post 2000 or 2001. Go me.)

If you're riding my ass yet I am already speeding and you can see I'm in the passing lane to pass other cars and trucks I'm not going to get over until I get past them, nor am I going to get into the right lane when merging traffic is about to get onto the highway. And the closer you tailgate me the less I am apt. to get over. [Razz] Just because I'm "only" going 75-80 in the passing lane does not mean I have to get over so you can continue driving at 90+ mph in a 70 mph zone. [Mad]
Well, sir, unless you have a badge on your shirt and sirens on your car, you're in no position to be telling anyone else how fast they should or should not be going. That's the authority's job.

As for someone tailgating you when you're already passing someone, I can understand staying there until you're done passing, as trying to cut off a vehicle in the right lane so you can move for someone who wants to go faster is just nonsense, and tailgating isn't cool, but if you sit in the left lane because someone came too close for your liking in the left lane, and you're done passing, you're just being an ass.

Also, please consider that just because a highway is four lanes does not mean that the left lane is a "passing" lane. For instance, in Delaware, both lanes are considered "cruising/travel" lanes.

Another consideration - just as they shouldn't be playing amateur police officer, neither should you. If they want to go the speed limit in the left hand lane (and as long as it's permitted) then they can. Don't be angry when they are obeying the law.

--------------------
[img]http://www.sloganizer.net/en/style3,Anal-spc-Orgies.png[/img]

My Photos

Posts: 47 | From: Amherst, MA | Registered: Jan 2005  |  IP: Logged
supaboy
SuperFan!
Member # 183

Member Rated:
5
Icon 1 posted April 14, 2005 09:09      Profile for supaboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I try to drive as if other drivers are totally unaware of my presence and have no real idea of what they're doing. I signal and check my mirrors (and peripheral vision!) before turns and lane changes.

However, most people here don't bother to signal turns and lane changes. In daylight you have half a chance of catching the driver's profile as he looks over to see if he's clear. That's a Tennessee turn signal.

There are also a lot of people who stop on a couple entrance ramps here. Instead of merging with a 5-10mph delta compared with traffic, now they have to attempt to merge from a dead stop. I changed my commute route to a longer one so I didn't have to deal with such flaming stupidity. It was so frustrating that I would get stupid and drive around them! I told myself that if I ever got stopped for driving around the car parked on the ramp I would say that I assumed they were having car trouble.

I also drive with the impression that on a multi-lane road, other drivers are entitled to drive as slow as the minimum posted limit in the right lane. It occasionally happens that I actually drive at the posted speed limit (mostly when traffic is light) in the "slow" lane. Some people still insist on tailgating! I drive incrementally slower until they pass me, which, when traffic's light, they should have done to begin with.

Posts: 1767 | From: Columbia, SC USA | Registered: Jan 2000  |  IP: Logged
drunkennewfiemidget
BlabberMouth, a Blabber Odyssey
Member # 2814

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 14, 2005 11:26      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by sumnchai:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Don't even get me started on stupid drivers, we'll be here for YEARS. It's nonsense.

#2: IF YOURE IN THE PASSING LANE AND SOMEONE IS BEHIND YOU, MOVE OVER
*cough*

(Oh, btw, this is post 2000 or 2001. Go me.)

If you're riding my ass yet I am already speeding and you can see I'm in the passing lane to pass other cars and trucks I'm not going to get over until I get past them, nor am I going to get into the right lane when merging traffic is about to get onto the highway. And the closer you tailgate me the less I am apt. to get over. [Razz] Just because I'm "only" going 75-80 in the passing lane does not mean I have to get over so you can continue driving at 90+ mph in a 70 mph zone. [Mad]
Well, sir, unless you have a badge on your shirt and sirens on your car, you're in no position to be telling anyone else how fast they should or should not be going. That's the authority's job.

As for someone tailgating you when you're already passing someone, I can understand staying there until you're done passing, as trying to cut off a vehicle in the right lane so you can move for someone who wants to go faster is just nonsense, and tailgating isn't cool, but if you sit in the left lane because someone came too close for your liking in the left lane, and you're done passing, you're just being an ass.

Also, please consider that just because a highway is four lanes does not mean that the left lane is a "passing" lane. For instance, in Delaware, both lanes are considered "cruising/travel" lanes.

Another consideration - just as they shouldn't be playing amateur police officer, neither should you. If they want to go the speed limit in the left hand lane (and as long as it's permitted) then they can. Don't be angry when they are obeying the law.

Maybe the laws are different there. Here, the left lane is the passing lane, and if you hold up traffic in the left lane, even though you're going exactly the speed limit, you CAN be pulled over for impeding traffic, and I've seen it happen. And I enjoy every minute of it.
Posts: 4897 | From: Cambridge, ON, Canada | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged
Too Cool To Quit
SuperBlabberMouth!
Member # 2217

Icon 1 posted April 14, 2005 14:29      Profile for Too Cool To Quit     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And Rule #1 for me is... don't be under the influence of alcohol and drive.

That's why my friends are dead.

--------------------
Alright now, that's the last straw, I'm calling the ass taxidermist to tell him to stop making hats in your size RIGHT NOW.

Posts: 1097 | From: North Carolina | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged
Rhonwyyn

Solid Gold SuperFan!
Member # 2854

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 14, 2005 15:08      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
PA has new legislation (as of a year or two ago--time flies!) that mandates a penalty if caught for traveling in the left lane for two miles or more without passing anyone. I'm not sure if anyone's been caught and punished for it, but in theory it's a nice idea. Unfortunately, no one here knows about it or if they do, they don't care.

On my way to work tonight I was waiting to merge into a group of cars coming over a hill toward me and turning to their right before reaching my lane. I had the yield sign and since traffic was constant, I had to wait about a minute before the coast was clear. The young bucks in the red Wrangler behind me blew their horn at one point, as if doing so would magically open a hole in the traffic. Once we had space, I pulled into the far lane at a reasonable speed, but the Jeep gunned its engine and raced past me on the shoulderm cutting me off as he quickly pulled into the lane ahead of me so as to avoid hitting the parked cars. I had the further joy of following him for about a half-mile, during which he changed lanes suddenly without signaling and swerving at times when he wanted to change but discovered he couldn't. The stickers on the back of his vehicle identified him as an alum of Milton Academy, Franklin & Marshall College, a Boston Red Sox fan, a Lancaster Barnstormers fan, and a resident of Massachusetts. Boston can gladly have him once his time at F&M is up!!!

--------------------
Change the way you SEE, not the way you LOOK!

Posts: 3849 | From: Lancaster, PA | Registered: Jul 2004  |  IP: Logged
GMx

Solid Nitrozanium SuperFan!
Member # 1523

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 14, 2005 15:13      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
The stickers on the back of his vehicle identified him as an alum of Milton Academy, Franklin & Marshall College, a Boston Red Sox fan, a Lancaster Barnstormers fan, and a resident of Massachusetts. Boston can gladly have him once his time at F&M is up!!!

That's why they call them Massholes. [Wink]
Posts: 5848 | From: S-4, Area 51 | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
drunkennewfiemidget
BlabberMouth, a Blabber Odyssey
Member # 2814

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 15, 2005 05:51      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
PA has new legislation (as of a year or two ago--time flies!) that mandates a penalty if caught for traveling in the left lane for two miles or more without passing anyone. I'm not sure if anyone's been caught and punished for it, but in theory it's a nice idea. Unfortunately, no one here knows about it or if they do, they don't care.

On my way to work tonight I was waiting to merge into a group of cars coming over a hill toward me and turning to their right before reaching my lane. I had the yield sign and since traffic was constant, I had to wait about a minute before the coast was clear. The young bucks in the red Wrangler behind me blew their horn at one point, as if doing so would magically open a hole in the traffic. Once we had space, I pulled into the far lane at a reasonable speed, but the Jeep gunned its engine and raced past me on the shoulderm cutting me off as he quickly pulled into the lane ahead of me so as to avoid hitting the parked cars. I had the further joy of following him for about a half-mile, during which he changed lanes suddenly without signaling and swerving at times when he wanted to change but discovered he couldn't. The stickers on the back of his vehicle identified him as an alum of Milton Academy, Franklin & Marshall College, a Boston Red Sox fan, a Lancaster Barnstormers fan, and a resident of Massachusetts. Boston can gladly have him once his time at F&M is up!!!

That's assuming he safely made it home.
Posts: 4897 | From: Cambridge, ON, Canada | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged
Dorkimus Prime
Maximum Newbie
Member # 3850

Icon 1 posted April 16, 2005 19:23      Profile for Dorkimus Prime     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Impressive use of the quote option, drunkennewfiemidget
Posts: 12 | From: Right Behind You | Registered: Apr 2005  |  IP: Logged
dragonman97

SuperFan!
Member # 780

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted April 16, 2005 20:40      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ahem, be nice to dnf, now, okay? Otherwise, I might have to make a snide remark like "Impressive use of the punctuation feature, newbie." [Smile]

--------------------
There are three things you can be sure of in life: Death, taxes, and reading about fake illnesses online...

Posts: 9332 | From: Westchester County, New York | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Xanthine

Solid Nitrozanium SuperFan!
Member # 736

Member Rated:
5
Icon 1 posted April 16, 2005 20:53      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
The stickers on the back of his vehicle identified him as an alum of Milton Academy, Franklin & Marshall College, a Boston Red Sox fan, a Lancaster Barnstormers fan, and a resident of Massachusetts. Boston can gladly have him once his time at F&M is up!!!

That's why they call them Massholes. [Wink]
Took the words right out my mouth.

My boss went to MIT. It had a profound effect on his driving, and it really stands out here in Boulder where people are actually fairly polite (almost as polite as Seattle, the land of the freeway exits controlled by stop signs and busy five way intersections controlled by flashing red lights). I never ever want to ride shotgun with him again!

--------------------
And it's one, two, three / On the wrong side of the lee / What were you meant for? / What were you meant for?
- The Decemberists

Posts: 7670 | From: the lab | Registered: Mar 2001  |  IP: Logged


All times are Eastern Time
This topic comprises 2 pages: 1  2 
 
Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | Geek Culture Home Page

2015 Geek Culture

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.4.0



homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam