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Thursday, March 20, 2008

list day 20: annoyances

I'm a pretty laid-back person.

I don't easily get angry or annoyed, but there are some things that just get drive me insane. Most involving drivers. I can definitely see where road rage comes from!

  1. Drivers who cut me off when I'm in the HOV (carpool) lane
    This happens all the time when the regular lanes are backed up. They rarely have another passenger. They usually don't signal. They always cause me to slam on my breaks. One time recently, the guy pulled in front of me slowly, causing me to slow down, but did not speed up. We went about 40mph for a few miles ... in a 65mph zone. When he finally went back into the regular lanes, I could see he was chatting on his cell phone. And alone.

  2. Drivers who wait until the last minute to merge
    They have plenty of warning. I hang back to let them in, but they refuse. Then traffic stops when the lane finally ends.

  3. Drivers who take too much time in the "kiss and ride" lot
    I drop my husband off at the Metro every day. The "kiss and ride" lot is intended for just that -- I kiss my hubby goodbye as he heads to work in the morning. We only pause for a few seconds as he gets out. Some drivers, however, have to get out of the car, open the trunk, people change seats, etc. -- all while blocking or partially blocking traffic through the lot. There are plenty of parking spaces they can use for this!

  4. Also in the "kiss and ride lot" -- people that park in the crosswalk
    That just makes it that difficult and dangerous to go around them, for both drivers and pedestrians.

And finally, to get off the driving issues:

  1. Intentionally visible bra straps
    I'm not irritated by an accidental slip or an intentional peak of a funky strap. I see people far too often wearing plain white bras with tube tops, racerback or halter tops with regular bras, or even racerback bras with non-racerback tops. Yes, they're usually younger women and girls, but it still bugs me. How can they think it looks good?

Oh, I'm sure there are more things that drive me crazy. These are just the ones that immediately come to mind!


At 5:46 PM, March 21, 2008, Blogger Cecily said...

The bra one had me laughing... how can they think it looks good when it looks cheap and tawdry?! I figure their mums must not have taught them much about dressing.

At 9:01 AM, March 23, 2008, Anonymous zandria said...

Arrghh! I hate when people annoy me!

And I'm totally feeling you on these things, especially the kiss-and-ride lot. Since I moved to my new place a few months ago I always walk, but I used to get dropped off at a different metro location on a regular basis...and people just don't know how to move along! :)

At 11:50 PM, March 25, 2008, Blogger Kat said...

Can I add to the list? I never, ever, neverever need to see a stranger's underwear. Like... pull your pants up. And if you are wearing low-cut jeans and a g-string? Wear a long shirt, or just DON'T bend over. Ok? Thanks.


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