1) Inattentive/careless/distracted/poorly skilled drivers. This one could be its own blog. When you’re in the car, you have ONE JOB. That job is successfully navigating from the place you started to the place you’re going. The number of way people manage to screw this up boggles my mind. One time, on I-75 near Ocala, I saw this, and I swear I’m not even exaggerating a little: a woman driving in the center lane, a hardcover book propped open on the steering wheel, held aloft by her more than ample stomach and bosom. Which she was reading. While eating. WITH A FORK, off a plate she held in her other hand!!! So, at best, only one of her four appendages and none of the necessary senses was committed to car control; and zero were if this event involved cruise control, which I can only guess it did. Needless to say I gassed it and got as far ahead of her as I could.
Now, beyond criminal levels of distraction; there’s the “left lane bandits”. You know who you are. You’re the ones who think “Well, I’m going the speed limit, I shouldn’t have to change lanes”. Well, you’re wrong. You are contributing more to the accident rate than speeders, and you’re causing all the bottlenecks that are keeping you from getting where you’re going sooner. Here. Watch this video:
- Don’t say anything so someone on the internet that you would not say to their face, and
- Don’t say anything on the internet that you wouldn’t want either your worst enemy or someone who might hire you for a job to read.
I could really go on, but the longer I go, the more of a self-righteous twit I sound like. So, I’ll stop here.
What are YOUR pet peeves? Tell me in the comments!