Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Signals

It drives me absolutely BONKERS that people don't use their turn signal. It routinely happens as I'm driving around my little part of the world that I will have to slam on the brakes at the last minute because the jack-ass in front of me can't be bothered to flick his left hand on that little spigot sticking out of the side of the steering column. Apparently, it's just there to get in the way. God forbid you let me know WHY you are stepping on your brakes! And, I try hard not to follow too close (although Bubba might disagree), so most of the time these people have been braking for a while.

It also happens when changing lanes on the freeway! Which is almost worse, as the speeds are about 3 times what they are in my neighborhood! Makes me so nervous.

So what do I do? I honk at these people! Rightly so! Especially if they cut me off (which has happened a lot lately) and don't use their signal at the same time. Thank God I'm a defensive driver! But. Ya know what? The people I honk at honk right back at me. Like I have no reason to be honking at them, and am just being rude. Hello?!? What do you think that loud thing on the front of your steering wheel is actually FOR? Gaah.

People make me insane sometimes. I hate people. Except for all of you lovely people who read this, of course. Just don't cut me off or not use your blinker in front of me. You WILL feel my wrath.

3 comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

Wow. I'm a little bit scared. But I always use my turn signal - even when changing lanes - so I think I'm OK.

Today I was turning right at an intersection and got honked at (!) by a guy who had driven up the shoulder of the road to also turn right and nearly ran into me! And HE honked at ME! What a jackass. He probably wasn't using his turn signal, either.

cjh said...

I couldn't agree more.

Michael said...

I don't look forward to the day that I have to get behind the wheel on a daily basis.