Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Get Outta My Way

Now, don't go getting your panties in a wad, but seriously, why are women such horrible drivers?
Me excluded, of course.
This topic has been swirling in my head for months. A friend of mine has a 16 year old daughter who was out one day, practicing her driving skills. She was obeying the speed limit and others were up her ass, making her nervous. I refrained from commenting on the Facebook post, since I knew she was looking for something along the lines of, "What a smart girl, obeying the law." But what I really wanted to say was, "If you can't take the heat, get off the street!"
I won't toot my own horn for too many things, but I do think of myself as a good driver. It's all subjective, of course. But I pay attention, I am aware, I go at the right speed for the conditions, and I am considerate to those who are in a bigger hurry than I am. Yes, I speed. Unless it's raining or I'm in traffic or I'm in a neighborhood. I'm not an idiot with a death wish. I don't do 90 on the highway. (And will someone please tell Puff that's not acceptable either?) However, if you are going 5 over the speed limit in the fast lane and are speed matching the person next to you? Perhaps you need to get the fuck out of my way.
I've noticed the biggest culprit for stupid drivers seems to be women. Most often in a giant SUV where they can barely see over the steering wheel. They're often texting or on the phone. Or twirling their hair. Or turning to look at the person in the seat next to them while they talk. Oh - that is one of my biggest pet peeves ever! You don't have to take your eyes off the road to chat about hairspray or makeup with the person next to you! Gah! ::smacks head:: Plus, what about people who essentially stop to merge on to the highway? Or those who slow down to pass a semi and drive in their blind spot?
So... just be smart out there people. Please. If you see someone behind you that wants to go faster than the speed limit, get over. Just do yourself a favor and stay in the slow lane. Especially you, stoners. You're not going as fast as you think you are!!!! ::sigh:: My road rage is destined to never be tamed. Here's hoping the next time I get in the car, I can make it someplace safely, quickly, and without going apeshit over the dumbass bicyclist who thinks it's a car.
But that's another topic for another day. My blood pressure is already rising.

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