Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bad Drivers

I know I haven't been seen around these parts for a while, but I've sort of been busy lazy. And I haven't really done a lot of cooking or baking that is blog-worthy. All of last weekend I was fortunate enough to be fed by my sister, because my parents were in town, and that's always a great delight. It's always better when someone else cooks, don't you think? I should have taken pictures of what her and my dad made, but I didn't. Oops. I did help my sister make a peach/blackberry/raspberry crisp though. That was tasty.

Anyways, to the point of this post. I have a rant. I, at times, enjoy a good rant. Sometimes, I just like to get things off my chest, you know?

Right. So, bad drivers. Everyone sees bad drivers every day, I'm sure. You, and I, could very possibly be considered bad drivers at times (though, probably not, right?). But, there are some things that people do when they are driving around a 2 ton weapon, and yes, a car really is a weapon. If you don't agree with me, you're wrong. End of story. I have a few major pet peeves, which I will tell you about. Well, I'm sure there are more than a few, but these are the few that I have been seeing a lot lately, so that is why they come to mind. Maybe this will be a multiple-part post, who knows.

1) People who do not brush the snow off of their back windows. We live in Canada, folks. And it snows in the winter. Where I live, it sometimes snows in the summer. This means that you should buy a brush for your car, so you can brush the snow off, and scrape the windows when it's icy. Pretty sure these brushes cost $5. And if you're seriously too cheap to buy one of those, use your coat, it takes about 7.3 seconds to brush off the back window. And if you don't? How are you going to see stuff out of your back window? Sure, you have side mirrors, but using your rear view mirror is important. And if you have snow on your window, you can't use your rear view mirror. What if there is an ambulance or fire truck behind you, and your music is already blasting so loud you can't hear the sirens, and then you also can't see the flashing lights because you're the idiot who didn't clean off their back window when you left your house that day. Hi. Use your common sense. Or do you not have any?

2) People who do not use their signal lights. These babies are on your car for a reason. It barely takes any effort to flick the lever up or down, depending on which way you're going. For example, a good time to use your signal light is when you are changing lanes. It's really nice to know if someone is going to be cutting me off. At least if you use your signal light, I'll probably slow down and give you more room so it's easier for you to get in. Instead of you being a total douchebag, and just fighting your way in. That kind of crap causes accidents. And it also makes me yell at you if my windows are closed and you can't really hear me. Oh, but if you have snow on your back window, you probably would have barely been able to see me so close to you when you stupidly decided to change lanes without signaling anyways.

3) And finally, this:

Yes. People who suck at parking. That dirty little black car is mine, and the silver one is some anonymous person. Ok, so, backing into a parking spot is maybe a little more difficult than just pulling in the regular way. And, maybe backing into a parking spot is a little more convenient, because then you can just drive out of it when you leave. But if you suck at it? And you are going to be in the parking spot next to you when you do it, then just don't even try. Or, at least readjust your crappy parking job before you get out, leaving the person next to you having a difficult time opening their door, because you're so inconsiderate. It's not that hard to park a car. I promise. Sometimes it takes a little bit of practice, and you may need to try a couple of times before you get in the lines, but it's really and truly not that difficult. Especially if you aren't driving a massive vehicle that doesn't fit into a spot anyways. If you practice parking, and get better at it, I'll bake you cookies. How does that sound?

Well, that turned out to be longer than I expected. Glad I got that off my chest! Thanks for listening.


Hope you had a good day!

1 comment:

  1. Great rant! And you know, all those things apply to those who drive in smaller Canadian cities too!