3/9/10

Which driving test did YOU take?


Dear person of European descent that I saw on the very fast HIGHWAY today:


Call me crazy, but in our country, we pull over to the SIDE OF THE ROAD when reading a real ROAD MAP. We do NOT travel 40 miles an hour in the FAST LANE.


Just a heads-up.



Thank you,


The woman who almost plowed into you and lost her life.


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39 comments:

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Hmm, helpful advice. You've done a great service here! (Glad you're OK!)

KaLynn said...

Those folks make me insane! I hope you are okay by now! I would probably have had to clean the car seat up too!

Hugs!

Captain Dumbass said...

How do you know they were European?

Titanium said...

Whew! Glad you came through (mostly) unscathed...

Are you sure they didn't hail from Youbetchastan? *wink-wink*

Steven Anthony said...

glad you are ok.

I pull off the road for anything I need to do that doesnt actually involve driving, call me crazy, but I kinda want to live;)

Momma Fargo said...

Oh, I smell discrimination here...the asshole is European but you only describe yourself as a WOMAN...! Good point tho.

mo.stoneskin said...

Sorry about that. To be honest I was a bit surprised that you knew I was from Europe. I thought my cowboy outfit was a good disguise.

Lori said...

My daughter and hubby were out this past weekend and saw - get this -

an old lady driving a corvette with a LARGE iguana on the front dashboard. It was real. Yeah.

Vodka Mom said...

She was probably my man's MOTHER.

Secretia said...

Friggin distracted drivers can get us killed!

Tara@Sticky Fingers said...

Oh I have seen far worse than this when I used to drive up the motorway to work everyday (and these are all, sadly, very true):
A man eating his breakfast (a bowl of cereal) while driving
A man shaving with an electric razor using his rear view mirrow
A lorry driver reading a giant road map he had opened out across his steering wheel
A young woman applying mascara in her rear view mirror
A man holding on for dear life to a large piece of wood hanging out his driver window (so he only hand one hand to drive with)
Seriously, HOW are these people allowed on the road when my babies are in the back seat of my car?

The Pipster said...

Time for cocktail hour here in Charlotte.

WhisperingWriter said...

Yikes!

That's almost as scary when I see people texting while driving. I once saw this chick without her HANDS ON THE WHEEL just texting away. Did she forget she was in a car or what?

Anonymous said...

what's the deal with calling him European descent? What descent are you?????
this is my first time here.i'd love an answer. not sure if i should come back

Vodka Mom said...

because he was.


and p.s. you don't have to come back. I'm a big girl.

Brian Miller said...

yikes...wacky distracted driver batman! at lest you know he reads your blog now and he even left his name...Anonymous...i think i know him. smiles.

MommyToTwoBoys said...

It is so NOT funny that you almost lost your life, but you are hysterical! Thank you, as usual, for cracking me up!

And don't you just hate the people who have to read into everything, as in, the comment above.

Either laugh, or just look the other way people. Life is way too short to always be pissed off.

Joanie M said...

I recently saw someone reading a book while driving! Sheesh!! At least I have the smarts to do the audio book thingy when I'm driving!

The Girl Next Door said...

Did you at least give him a good horn-honking and explicatives as you saved your Life?

Best feature of my former in-law's big ol' Caddy - the most awesome, scary airhorn ever. Loved that thing. We need more big-assed horns to scare those dumb distracted drivers straight.

Mellodee said...

Oh yes, all you people who jumped all over the ID as "European", let's be sure to focus on what is important here!! Forget the poor driving, dangerous activity, threat to other cars and drivers, and passengers...That's nothing. There's nothing politically incorrect about crappy driving. Yes, the naming of the other driver by the use of an ethnic slur is what we should be worried about!!

Right! C'mon people, get a grip!! And besides, since when did "European" become a slur???

Of course, if we knew the country of origin, maybe we could slip something in the water to keep them from reproducing any more crappy drivers!! The world does not need any more idiots of ANY nationality!

Okay, to those who now want to show your intelligence and superiority, go ahead and have at me! But for the love of God, let's give Vodka Mom a break! She was almost in a bad accident today!! That tends to be unsettling at best!

(Glad you're ok V.M! Sometimes the stupidity of the times in which we live, nearly gives me a stroke!)

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

I don't think anyone wants to have a go at Vodka mom! I'm sure she knows we all love her! Just curious as to how she figured him out, that's all! :)

Glad you're okay, VM and yes, that guy should definitely be beaten up, along with the texters, mascara applier and the rest (who may or may not be Asian :P). okay okay, just kidding!!!!

Sprite's Keeper said...

Hm, I know several Americans who fit this description.. :-)
xoxo

RottenMom said...

Come to Ohio. The worst drivers ever! Except me. Glad you are okay!

Joanna Jenkins said...

While reading a MAP! Jees-sus.

Hey, I'm vote #1545....

jj

blognut said...

I'm sorry. I'll try to do better.

I actually did reprimand myself this morning when I caught myself driving down the interstate with a coffee in one hand and a bowl of oatmeal in the other. (I was steering with my knee.)

I gave myself a stern talking to and promised to try harder.

SkylersDad said...

That is why my car is fitted with those Ben Hur style spinning things, so I can chew up that assholes car!

Mad Woman said...

This is why I'm glad for our tiny highways here. Idiot drivers piss me off.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Don't make me come up there and pull a can a whupass on that driver....

MONICA-LnP said...

glad ur ok and what an idiot!

3 Men and a Lady said...

Sorry, I usually keep the atlas on my lap so no on sees it.

And I was in the LEFT lane?? I swear I was in the right when I started looking for my directions.


;-)

Melissa aka Equidae said...

ouch.. some ppl can be really stupid! hope you are better now! left you an award on my blog

itsmejane said...

you should move to florida- they all drive like that and some you can't even see their heads above the dashboard- it's just real fun

Scope said...

I'm glad I take the L every morning. Somepeople are just nuts.

CSY said...

ITSMEJANE is right...between the college kids texting and the grannies barely seeing the raod, I should walk to work - but that would be exercising and we all know how I feel about that! Glad you're ok VM!

She Who Sasses said...

Get a garmin ya bum!!! *Holds up shaky fist at said european*

madtexter ☺☺☺☺☺☺ (corey james) said...

Drivers like that just make me wanna go out and buy a big 'ol dump truck, just so I can shovel their dumbass off the road and into a ditch.

(But I say that with love, of course.)

slow panic said...

scariest experience in my life was riding with "friends" in their mini van in the fast lane on I-95 going 45 miles an hour. afraid.

Beatnheart said...

Wow you sure are a popular gal..can I come over and play with you guys...Sorry about the near miss..A bad, bad thing..Hope it scared him enough to stop doing that..

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Maybe you're just being too picky. Are you saying he should have been in the right lane? :o)