I already warned you in the title but I’ll do it again. This is a total rant. If you are not into reading what grinds someone’s gears then go look at something like this. For those of you who are still here, read on. Also, for those of you who went to that link and came back angry, baffled, or just slightly annoyed;
sorry not sorry. I welcome you back anyway.
This rant is about the jizz waffles that stop one to two car lengths back from the car in front of them at traffic lights or stop signs. WHAT THE FUCK? Yes, I forwent the acronym just to illustrate how much this pisses me off! Why do you do this? Do you think that if the person in front of you suddenly decides to throw it in reverse you’ll have time to avoid it? Unless you are driving KITT, I highly doubt you are going to escape unscathed. This action proves to be most irritating when I want to turn right and I can’t because you are blocking the entrance to the turn lane. You can’t be bothered to move up a bit more, can you? My, not so subtle, hint of inching toward your rear bumper (which, for an introvert like me, is akin to road rage) should be a clue about your transgression. However, that rarely gets the point across to the offenders. Now that I drive a Jeep Wrangler, I will sometimes just drive right the fuck up on the curve to get to that turn lane. I have to admit that it gives me a slight sense of satisfaction to thwart the
cock lane blocking vehicle in front of me. On the other hand, I’m sure if a police officer happened to notice this particular maneuver, I would be guilty of a moving violation, but at least I would be moving. Besides, there are often pesky objects in my way, like telephone poles and pedestrians. So this option is not always available to me.
Even though this was going on before the emergence of a certain object I’ll mention in a second, it was not nearly as prevalent as it is now. What object? Well, of course I am talking about the cell phone. More specifically the smart phone. I know some of you are thinking, not another old guy going to complain about them damn moh-bile phones. I am not really quite old yet, but yes, I am going to complain about them. Because, I believe they are the reason I see the uptake in encountering this problem. People are so damn obsessed with checking their Facebook, Twitter, texts, Instagram, etc… that they are stopping as quick as they can so they can pick up their phone. I’m sure in their mind they are being “safe” by waiting until they are stopped to look at the phone, but safe schmafe, you are annoying me! I’ll admit that I’m not immune to checking my own phone (especially if I get an alert that someone commented on a blog post) but I will make sure I am firmly planted in the available space before I even reach for it.
OK, rant done. I feel a bit better now. What are your thoughts on this issue? Hate it too? Do it? God I hope not because I will wish you a lengthy trip down a razor blade into a pool of rubbing alcohol. However, this is an equal opportunity blog, so feel free. Think there are a lot more important issues to be discussing than this? There are, but if you think that and you are here, you must be new. Welcome!