Tag Archives: Rude

Tailgaters

Why do people get so close to your car at a stoplight? You know in Northern Michigan, in the winter, the roads are slippery! Yet they run right up on your ass  at stop lights. Really? I pay a shit ton of money  for my vehicles, and I sure don’t  want some dumb ass wrecking it. Back the f*** off!

Maybe if Michigan was an “At Fault” state for insurance and they had to pay to fix my vehicle when they wreck it, they would understand they can’t do that!

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The Big Box Store Generation…..

As promised here are my thoughts on the “Big Box Store Generation”…..

When I was growing up I would go with my parents to the grocery store. Dad would park the truck in the parking lot, Mom would take my hand and we would walk to the store. When we got to the main drive in front of the store she taught me to stop, look both ways, make sure there were no cars coming and then walk across the drive. If there was a car, we waited until the driver either went on past or allowed us to cross in front of them.  If the driver allowed us to cross in front of then we would hurry so that we didn’t inconvenience them and give a nod or wave thanking them. This had little to do with who had the right of way, but had everything do to with getting run over by a car.

Then came the “Big Box Store”. They put in stop signs and cross walks. Now I believe this is a good idea as it tends to make everyone cross in the same area, BUT….. now no one cares about the person in the car. People will walk out into traffic without ever looking to see if there is traffic approaching. They will take their time crossing, not control their kids and just generally make a nuisance of themselves. People have become so rude, and it’s all about ME. Really?? What happened to everyone trying to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”? If we went back to the Golden Rule, the world would be a much better place.

Till next time…..

Bicycles Bug Me!!!

 

I can’t believe how inconsiderate people can be when they are on a bicycle. They impede traffic by riding on the road and have no respect for cars! When I was growing up we were taught to move to the far right of the shoulder when a car was approaching from behind. Why??? because it was bigger than you and could KILL you. It had nothing to do with who had the right of way or if you were allowed to be on the pavement. It had all to do with self preservation. Now it’s like people don’t care. They will ride on the pavement with cars, trucks and semis driving past them. Unbelievable…..

Then we spent all of this money on bicycle paths, and they still ride on the road. WTF??? Why are they doing that?? Why aren’t they given tickets when a bike path is available and they choose NOT to use it????

If a farmer drives a tractor on the road they must have a slow moving vehicle sign. Now anybody can see a big ole tractor, yet they must have a sign, and I bet they are supposed to move over as soon as possible to allow traffic to pass. Bikes aren’t required to have a sign, a flag or anything, yet they are very hard to see, and they won’t move over to let traffic to pass. It’s unbelievable how rude people can be anymore. Its all part of the “Big Box Store Generation”….. More on that topic later.

Till next time remember…..

Bicycle Safety