Since it’s the new year I decided to try something different.
I’ve decided to create a weekly post called Things That Annoy Me every Thursday.
Disclaimer: I may write about things that YOU do. Please note that I am no way insulting YOU as a person but that I simply have a different opinion.
I’ve ranted about this before.
Many times in fact.
And I’ll probably do it many times more.
I cannot stand rude drivers!
Rude drivers do the following:
--Refuse to use their turn signals
--Mess around with their cell phone
--Decide that the yield sign is not for them
--Wave when a person does something nice like let them in the line
--Have bumper stickers that say stuff like, “I love Snooki!” or “Obama 2012!”
I’m kidding on that last one.
(But seriously, how can people love Snooki? What does she even DO?)
How difficult is it to use a turn signal though? It takes less than a second. I cannot stand when a vehicle cuts me off without signaling what they are doing. I have honked at these people before and they have the nerve to give ME the dirty look. Well. YOU SHOULD HAVE SIGNALED!
Yesterday I counted 5 people on the road who didn’t bother with their turn signal. Can someone explain to me why this is? If you don’t use your turn signal, how come? Is it too much work? Unless you are Gary Busey, one would think that a person would have the capacity to do this.
As for messing around with cell phones. Many phones have a thing where you can speak into it if you must send a text on the road. Do that. And if you must have a conversation, pull the crap over. I hate when I see someone with their phone attached to their ear with one hand on the wheel.
This is probably why a lot of people don’t bother with yield signs since their conversation is clearly more important than pausing for a second. I have nearly been hit countless amounts of times because a person feels like the yield sign is above them. I’m here to say that it’s not.
And finally, there’s the whole not waving when a vehicle does something nice for you bit. Look. I don’t HAVE to let you in the line. You can inch up on me with your big ass truck all you want. If I don’t feel like letting you in, I won’t. Lucky for you, I’m a pretty nice person and usually will (unless I’m in a terrible mood in which case, back off..). Now, I was raised that if a person does something nice that the polite thing to do is say THANK YOU. Or, in the case of being on the road, waving a hand towards the driver to let them know you appreciate what they’ve done.
Not many people do this because:
A)They are either busy on their phones or B) rude asses
If this happens I roll down my window and shout a sarcastic, “You’re welcome!”
So people, help me out here. Let’s all make the roads a polite place and promise to do the following:
1. Use your turn signals
2. Get a Bluetooth if you must talk on the phone
4. Wave when a vehicle does something nice
5. Remove annoying bumper stickers (Oh har-de-har-har, your Pomeranian is smarter than my honor student. I doubt it. Pomeranians are annoying and bark frantically at nothing.)