Saturday, September 03, 2011

When you absolutely must...

...tell the world that you drive like a complete jerk, fasten one of these to your front bumper!

Mary and I were running errands yesterday. We left the neighborhood and started north on the frontage road, a two lane with a 35 mph speed limit. Within half a mile, a guy in a small car was quite nearly in our trunk. He was close enough that I couldn't see his headlights in my rear view mirror. When I slowed to turn into a parking lot, he passed us in the dedicated left turn lane.

Motorists routinely complain about 'arrogant' cyclists taking the lane and how they must feel superior somehow. But when it comes to having a sense of entitlement, a God-given absolute right to drive as fast as they wanna whenever they wanna, it's hard to compare cyclists to motorists like this one.



Blogger Steve A said...

Was that a red pickup with an OU sticker in the back window?

4:26 PM  
Blogger Ed W said...

That would accurately describe about two-thirds of the pickups around here, Steve. Another ten percent still have Bush/Cheney stickers on the bumpers.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Steve A said...

The driver of the red pickup with the OU sticker who threatened to back up over me had no Bush/Cheney sticker. Bush rides a bike. The pickup did have about the most nasty horn I have ever heard. It also had Texas plates which would narrow down things a lot in Tulsa - except during Spring Break.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Ed W said...

We have the annual "Hate Texas Week" coming up for the OU/Texas game. I've never understood the emotional involvement people have with OU football, particularly those who never attended OU. I worked with a guy who came in on Monday either depressed or elated depending on the outcome of the weekend game. That's far too much emotional investment. But then, I ain't from around here.

5:38 PM  

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