Rude drivers (was Re: tad williams (was Re: : fantasy monarchies))

hallieod at hallieod at
Sun Feb 9 16:47:53 EST 2003

>  > so what's your take on people who stop in doorways, in front of stairs
>  > and  escalators, etc?

It's funny, this doesn't bother me at all near as much as rude 
drivers.  I think it's because you can communicate with a person 
blocking a door, stairs, the pasta sauce, etc, while there's 
*nothing* you can do to someone following you far too closely except 
make obscene gestures (which probably won't even be noticed).  I 
regularly threaten to develop a flashing message which goes across 
the rear window saying "Stop following so closely!" (yeah, that's the 
extremely edited version).  I think a second message should say that 
a warning having been given, the next action will be to stop 
unexpectedly, but that's so much writing that it'd probably cause an 
accident anyway.

My other pet hate is people who honk at you for NOT blocking 
intersections in rush hour.  I guess they really believe that their 
making it through that one traffic light is far more important than 
everyone else's ability to get anywhere.  This doesn't usually happen 
at marked cross-hatched intersections, but does everywhere else, and 
makes me wild.


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