Thursday, September 13, 2007

People are idiots.......

I know, I'm stating the obvious. I can't post about knitting because I haven't DONE any knitting so I have to post about people that are idiots instead. When you live in Atlanta, there are plenty of those to blog about. I've told my husband that my goal is to get out on the roads in Atlanta and not use the word asshole once as I go from point A to point B - unfortunately, it hasn't happened yet.

So today, I'm driving to my office. I pull off of Hwy. 78 onto N. Druid Hills Rd. On the exit ramp there comes this woman driving UP the exit ramp onto the highway going the WRONG WAY! I'm thinking - surely she is going to realize she is getting onto the highway going the wrong way since myself and several other shocked folks driving around me are honking like we are bananas and flashing our lights at her and such. Nope, she just keeps on going. I guess she thought we were the Hwy. 78 welcoming committee or something. As I got off of the exit ramp onto the road, I kept expecting to hear squeeling tires - but I didn't. I have no idea what happened. Geez....

THEN I'm driving down N. Druid Hills and I have to go right by the Open Campus high school, which is where the kids who can't fit into "regular" high school for some reason or another go. I can't make too much fun of them because I went there myself. I didn't fit into regular high school because I was pregnant - but that is a different post! So these kids are walking around IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET!! They just dart out in front of your car to cross the road to get to their damn chick-fil-a sandwich or taco bell. They have a friggin light and a crosswalk but I guess they would just rather have people swerve around them and have to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting them. I swear, one of these days I'm either gonna hit one of those kids or cause a major accident trying to avoid hitting one of them. Literally, one kid was just walking down the dotted white line between two rows of traffic like that is just how you are supposed to do it. WHERE is the supervision for these stupid ass kids??? If you need to be told that you shouldn't walk in the road when you have sidewalks and crosswalks then you might just deserve to get hit because for some reason you think you deserve to walk in the road?!?!?!?! I don't get it. I'm pretty sure that one of the first lessons I taught my son was - don't walk in the road! Hell, I teach my DOGS that!!!!

OK - enough soap boxing. Maybe I can actually talk about knitting tomorrow.................

3 comments:

Morenna said...

Reminds me of the college students who were hit and killed by various motor vehicles because the students insisted on crossing the street without looking and without necessarily using a crosswalk. The University's solution was to put signs up at the crosswalks telling the students to look before crossing. I looked upon it as a combination test of Darwinian fitness and University entrance exam. If they can't cross the street successfully by 18 years of age, I'm not sure they're smart enough for college.

Tippi said...

People darting around in front of cars is one of my pet peeves! I remember the ONE time I didn't look both ways before crossing the street as a kid, I got my foot run over. Never again!

Anyway, I wanted to say thanks for your very helpful videos. I've linked to your site from my blog. :)

elizabeth said...

You definitely learn to be a defense driver in the south. People don't use turn signals here! Or they use them, and never turn. It's crazy. I too wish I could make a trip, even a short trip, without uttering a curse word. It hasn't happened yet.