Saturday, April 19, 2008
Green arrows...not optional.
"I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me." Fred Allen
I do not have a hangover, but this kitty has an expression that I can relate to after driving around the city today. I think that, by and large, moving cars should short out cell phones. Many people can barely drive or park or think as it is.
Today, I saw a man swerve randomly into someone else's lane as he tried to make a turn without bobbling his cell phone. About 60 seconds later, I was trapped behind someone who for the purposes of this post, we'll call Annoying Idiot With Cell (AIWC). Being mid-conversation, AIWC could not be bothered to take the green arrow's perfectly reasonable suggestion that she make a left turn from a lane that was designed especially for the purpose. So we just sat there. And sat there. Finally, I honked to remind AIWC that the lack of a parking meter was not accidental on the city's part.
Arg! Just because I didn't have anywhere to be, doesn't mean I didn't want to get there in a hurry. I think I may have to buy a big car and hire a driver, so that I can more effectively pretend that the other drivers on the road don't exist.
How was your week?