Thursday, March 16, 2006


Today in a nutshell…it took one hour and fifty-five minutes (or so) to drive approximately 22 miles. This did not make me happy.

And some brief messages to some people I met on the road today:

To the man in the black BMW SUV thingy: Just because you wave your hand out the window doesn’t mean you get to automatically cut in front of me. And that gesture I made at you did not mean, “By all means sir, please go ahead” it meant “Hey, asshole WTF?”

To the lady in the blue Ford SUV thingy: When you pass me on the right…ON THE SHOULDER and then the shoulder narrows and you want to get in front of me, I will flip you off and call you really nasty names because I OBEYED THE LAW you stupid woman. And guess what, all the rest of us need to get to work, or to the store, or to our appointments too. So yes, F*** YOU TOO. Next time stay in the proper lanes and behave like a human being.

Look, I am generally not an ANGRY person, really but this was ridiculous.


Anonymous said...

that is precisely why i no longer live in that godforsaken hellhole of a "town". instead i live in a town of pretty good drivers and bad jobs. hmmmm.

Chris said...

Ah, that's the other kind of L.A. nightmare...

The second of your people you describe is a personal peeve. A minor, but still annoying variation, is the people who drive really fast up the empty lane that has signs saying "Lane ends in 1 mile...1000 ft...500 ft..." then come to screeching halt, put on the blinkers, then try to merge into the head of the line.

Jodi said...

Gee, I wonder who "anonymous" is. (I'm pretty sure I know!) I've lived in other places, there is traffic everywhere, bad jobs everywhere, good and bad no matter where you are. I feel bad for you, Ren, but I'm glad you are sticking it out in this "hellhole" for awhile (I know you aren't overly fond of it either).

Brenda Griffith said...

Being from Montana (chicken rules there), I do.not.let.people cut in in front of me. They would have to hit me, and then I am afraid I would have to get out of my car, pull them out of their car, and kick the holy s*it out of them. (Did I mention that I am six feet tall and built like a... well, nevermind.

Ren, you have my sincerest sympathies. Commuting sucks.