Why is it that some people just can’t drive??
I’m not talking about the really old — though goodness knows, they contribute to the problem by creeping, then slamming on their brakes every other minute.
I’m not talking about the really young — though they seem to be in a BIG hurry most of the time and are distracted with putting on eyeliner, talking on cell phones, fiddling with IPods, etc.
I’m referring to your average, run-of-the-mill driver, the one who never figured out what to do about Stop signs.
They get there and stop.
And wait some more.
C’mon, people, why’d you get behind the wheel if you didn’t have any place to go??
Here’s a refresher on how it’s supposed to work:
- If you’re the first one to get to an all-way intersection, you stop. And you go. Simple.
- If you arrive at said intersection and others are already there, you have to wait until they’re all gone.
- And if you get there at the same time as somebody else, you yield to the guy or gal on your right. Then you can go.
Don’t muck up the works by signaling somebody to go when it’s your turn.
You might think you’re being polite, but you’re just being confusing.
Don’t throw your car into Park and camp out for a spell, either.
Unless, of course, you like to have other drivers honk at you.
It’s a lesson everybody should have learned in kindergarten — take turns.
Allow me to add my pet peeve: the guy who races up on the right, in the slow lane, and, endangering everybody within a hundred-yard radius, cuts in front of me, thinking he’s a freakin’ genius to have performed such a brilliant maneuver – awesome, dude! – never realizing that I saw him coming and slowed down to let the jerkbutt cut in.
Ooh, that irks me, too! And invariably, it’s a dude that pulls such a maneuver, not a woman — contrary to what my son tells me!!
It’s not the big things in life that matter..it’s these little,nagging annoyances that culminate into one big headache. Like, the stray shopping carts scattered over grocery store parking lot that some inconsiderate,lazy person never bothered to put back out of the way of your favorite parking space..GRRRR!!
You are so right, Kathy! And that’s especially annoying on a really windy day when those same carts are blowing all over the lot, careening into already-parked cars.