Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Drive now, talk later

Dear Sir in the Blue Toyota Civic Hybrid,

While I appreciate the fact that you want to be safe and not talk on your cell phone while driving, I hardly think that SLAMMING on the brakes and swerving over to the shoulder to answer your phone is any safer than talking and driving.  In fact, I'd have to say that it highly INCREASES your chances of me ramming my battle-tank station wagon up your pansy hybrid butt!  Dude, get a Blue Tooth, or consider administering the brakes slowly, and then, ohmygawdwhataconcept, SIGNALING, while you calmly pull over to the shoulder.  



P.S.  No offence to your car.  It's actually the reason I didn't lay on the horn and give you the finger - I figure driving a hybrid at least gets you SOME credit.  But STILL....weaksauce.


Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Wow. You've got to love it. It's the same mentality here in the south that people slam on the brakes to crane their necks to see an accident on the opposite side of the road. Nearly causing yet another accident.


mare ad mare said...

Was going to say that I can't wait for the day when you're not allowed to talk and drive - worse, when people TEXT and drive... but I guess that wouldn't have helped in this situation. I used to think that we were better at being aware of our surroundings - but man, it's getting BAD.

Burgh Baby said...

Weaksauce is my new favorite word. I plan to use it at least five times in the next 24 hours. Watch me!