1.22.2008

One more reason to hate big trucks

Can someone tell me what it is about a wide road that makes people want to speed?

Never mind that the posted speed limit is 25 mph, and never mind that the road passes right in front of an elementary school and a library. It's a wonder we don't have kids and mommies and strollers being scattered like bowling pins every day. People see that wide stretch of road and somehow mistake it for an Interstate.

This is why whenever I see the cops pulling someone over on that road my cold shriveled heart is made glad.

ps. In case this post really doesn't elicit a strong response from you, go check out Cicada's blog for a story that will make your eyes bleed.

6 comments:

.::still blinking::. said... [reply]

Also, when I am surrounded by big trucks in a parking lot I may as well be pulling out with a blindfold over my eyes. I cannot see what is coming or behind me.

There should be separate, far away parking for such large vehicles.

Hannah said... [reply]

Amen!

Cicada said... [reply]

Thanks for the shout out.

Maybe one day, you should find one of the wandering-kids-with-no-mommies in the library. Take the child outside and push it in front of one of those fast trucks. Then you'll teach two groups of people a lesson.

jeri said... [reply]

When my husband was learning to drive, they lived on a road that, for some reason, makes people drive 62 mph through a residential neighborhood. I don't know why. Anyway, this over-zealous group of mothers tied a big doll to a tricycle (so it looked like the doll was pedaling) and pushed it out in front of speeding cars.

I never heard that they taught anyone a leason, but they did manage to really freak a few speedy teenagers out. These days though, all that would happen is that the speeder would sue you for damage to his car, reputation and mental well-being.

Jenny said... [reply]

Cicada, I laughed so hard when I read your comment I nearly had a serious mishap at the computer. Then I read Jeri's and it was nearly over for me.

I hate the drivers who think that just because it snowed they can park really horribly. When I went out to my car there was some stupid vehicle that had 4WD, so it really had no excuse, 12 inches from the drivers side of my car. It was like 4 feet away from the next car and was actually in my parking space. some people are so dumb.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Still blinking, I heartily agree! It's also hard to find my car when it's sandwiched between two trucks. Also? It's more often the trucks who decide that they deserve 2 (or 3 or 4) parking spaces.

Thanks, Hannah!

Cicada, I will take your suggestion under advisement.

Jeri, that is the craziest story I ever heard of and it made me choke on my yogurt.

Jenny, yes. You feel me.

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