Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Driving Pet Peeves

This has been bothering me a lot lately, ok every since I moved to the city and had to commute to work. I really do not commute for, it typically only takes me about 20 minutes of driving time. I am also very lucky because daycare is less then a mile from our apartment. I find that most days by the time I get to woke I have yelled at more then one car and am angry at how stupidly people drive.

Here are some of my pet peeves while driving. Feel free to chime in!

  • Directional use - Man put those lovely blinky lights on the cars for a reason, not just for looks people. USE THEM! It will al least tell me you are planning on cutting me off.
  • Speaking of cutting me off.... Just because there is a car length between me and the car in front of me does not mean you belong there! I have left that space their for safety reason, something you do not know or care about!
  • If by some miracle you use your direction in order to get in my lane and I am nice enough to let you in, which I usually am, how hard is it to raise you hand up for a split second just to say thanks???????? It is not your given right to cut in front of me.
  • You know there is more then one exit on highways? Oh you didn't? Is that why you slammed on the breaks and reversed in the breakdown lane because you were too busy on the cell phone to notice your exit? Or perhaps you simply cut everyone off in order to get from the left hand lane to the right hand lane before you missed the exit? and then because you were just too slow, or of course you will blame it on the other drivers you have to cut over the solid white lines and dart onto the exit. 
    • It is simple..... Go to the next exit and turn around!!! Go back and take your exit!!! I know it may take a few more minutes but it is better then being dead!
  • If you decide that you need to be in front of me for some unknown reason please do not slow down when you get there. The right lane is for slow traffice and the left lane is for fast moving traffic. Maybe you need to learn your rights and lefts again??
  • If it is raining or even worse snowing (because we live in the South and people are afraid of that cold white stuff) just drive carefully. Now this does not mean drive 15 down the highway with a 60 mph speed limit. Just choose a nice speed and stay consistant. DO NOT slam on your breaks. DO NOT cut people off so they have to slam on their breaks. DO NOT speed up and slow down and speed up and slow down. ALL not safe. If you really cannot drive in it, STAY HOME!
Sorry for the crazy rant, I just needed to get that off my chest.

On other notes, Poor Little J has been under the weather for the last few days. Monday she was sent home from school with a fever and she had been throwing up. She stayed home yesterday but had such trouble sleeping last night. Up every few hours and screaming in her sleep. I feel so bad because I just do not know what is wrong. She has not had the fever since late Monday night. I am not sure if she just needs sleep or if there is something else wrong. Looks like a trip to the DR. I have to say we have been lucky because she is 8 months and this is the first sickness, impressive I think for a baby in daycare.


  1. I feel you! I live in Dallas and that is driving at all times of the day. I'm originally from the midwest where pedestrians have the right of way. Here they are notorious for running you over in the cross walk.

    People will walk out of a store with their cart, they first, slow down when you stop to let them cross, and then they walk down the middle of the aisle, look back at you knowing you're behind them, and keep walking their same path.

    Only in Texas do we raise the speed limit on a tollway when a study is done and shows that most people aren't going the speed limit, so let's just raise it. Speed limits here are just a mere suggestion.

    Need to merge on the highway? Forget about it. No one will let you over. Even in bumper to bumper. We're at a stop, really? One car can't get infront of you? Turns into a searching game of who you can catch off guard to squeeze in.

    You're pulling out of a parking spot, no one stops to let you out. They'll keep going, honk the horn, or just swing around you as your backing out nearly missing them.

    One thing I can't stand is the slowing down on the highway when you want to get off at an exit. That's what the exit ramp is for!

    Every man for himself. Good luck out there and may the force be with you.

  2. Agree totally with your rant, took the words right out of my mouth....thank you, I feel better! ;) (The blinker thing REALLY gets me more than anything!)

  3. The lack of the thank you wave is one of my pet peeves. Really, how hard is it? I also LOVE driving next to or behind someone who is actively texting. But my favorite is the person who cuts everyone off in a traffic jam by making their own lane. Do they think the rest of us enjoy sitting at a standstill?