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One of The Dumbest Things I've Ever Experienced While Driving

Driving home from work today, I got caught in highway rush hour traffic. Cars were slowly moving at about 5 mph at best. The highway was a parking lot. I could literally see thousands of cars ahead in a long line of traffic that went for miles.

Then came one of the oddest, dumbest things I've ever experienced while driving.

Bright lights started flashing from behind.

The guy behind me started flashing his lights! As if to say, "Get out of the way, you're driving too slow."

I didn't know whether to laugh or get angry. At first I laughed, but then got angry after he flashed his lights at me again! I couldn't freaking believe it. I must have dropped 50 F-bombs.

I was like, "WTF? 'Are you f'ng serious?! What do you want me to do, run over the car 10 feet in front of me like a monster truck?

It was as if he could not see nor understand the fact that he was in a traffic jam. All he saw was the rear of my vehicle.

I finally moved over to the middle lane (took a while) and then proceeded to move at a cats pace for the next 20 minutes with this idiot in front of me.

The cause of the backup was a traffic accident. The back end of somebody's car got rear ended.

The moron who kept flashing his lights at me probably got home a whole 30 seconds faster for acting like a complete jerk.

The point of the story?

Some people simply can't see the forest for the trees. Even if they're in a traffic jam, all they see is the one thing in front of them, not many. All they care about is themselves. Nobody else matters. They can't see the big picture to save their souls.

Must have been a government employee.

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I'd reach for the sunglasses

I'd reach for the sunglasses and/or turn my mirrors away. Then I'd slow him down more. Make him move. What an effin idiot. Out here We have a plethora of idiots driving their cars way too fast, cutting people off and causing massive accidents. Usually they get out scott free but the semi they cut off to get to their exist jack knives and kills 12 people. I'd say 90% of the time it's a BMW and 8% of the time it's a mercedes.

The urban agenda, mass

The urban agenda, mass transit scam, Agenda 21, and cities across america are modern day slave centers. Nothing more.

All the servitudes wasting their lives going to and fro, and then you got assholes like that behind you. What a great existence the slave centers have brought.

End the Fed!

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I know we all need to vent

I know we all need to vent sometimes, but is this really front page news?

front-paging is done via algorithms...

based on votes, views, and vitriol.

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

V Trifecta

The V trifecta for front page worthiness. lol. I needed a laugh, Chris. Thanks for it, my man. Tonight let us float on (<---danged sheep, lol, --->). Here at the DP the vitriol and calling each other sheep reminds me of this video, lol.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Next time, try honking.


Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

Who knows what was up with the guy

I just hate it when I have to go to the "big city" on our major highway and we're clipping right along and then "BAM!", we're at 25 mph or it turns into a parking lot.

You putter along for MILES, assuming there must be a accident ahead. Then suddenly everyone is picking up speed and in less than a mile, you see the reason for the slow down:

A person changing their tire on the side of the road. Or worse yet... an abandoned car. Yep, that's it. And the shoulders are wide and huge here, so it's not like you need to slow down for safety reasons. Just a bunch of rubberneckers, that's it.

Gosh, that just irks me!

You were either in Houston ,Tx. or Austin ,Tx. on I-35.

Avoid those places at all cost.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
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Just curious when I ask, why

Just curious when I ask, why is this front page?
And while I am at it, did the front page always have only a limited number of pages you could go back? 5 is it? I don't seem to recall this until this last year or so?

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I thought the punch-line was...

..everyone lined up in the right lane, even though the left land was completely open the entire time. :)


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I thought he would say something like: "and then I remembered my Ron Paul 2016 bumper sticker"
Oh well.

Oh crap, that was you??

Sorry, I was just in a hurry to get home for my daily dose of Rachel Maddow. ;)

Why was he flashing his lights?

No one will know unless you ask him.

If you did ask and found out it was an emergency, you probably would have helped him by informing the car in front of you and the car in front of them. To help the guy get out of the traffic jam quicker.

If you found out there was no emergency and he was just acting out the part of an @sshole requesting special treatment...

But you didn't ask, so we'll never know.

Left lane is for passing only

The problem is that so many yahoos like to dawdle in the left lane. I've never understood it. I can be out on a rural Interstate highway with no other traffic and there will be some moron going 10 mph under the speed limit in the left lane. It's fine if you want to go slow; just stay out of the left lane.

I understand that there are sometimes accidents, but that is unusual. More often, there is congestion caused by people hogging the left lane. If you are not moving, get out of the left lane.

Personally, I think that it should be illegal to be passed on the right. If people are passing you on the right it is time to move or move over.

Drain the swamp!

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I Call Left-Laners "Preventers"

Some people think the way to get ahead in life is to place everyone behind them, and then they drive slow.

There are people who actively cause congestion and have-it-out for expeditious ones.

I once drove a 1-hour leg of road where 9 out of 10 cars travelled in pairs and changed lanes; preventing my pass. No exaggeration. I was trying hard not to adopt a conspiracy theory, yet what are the chances?

America! #1!! ..although we act like #2. Uhhhg.

Did you...

Did you flash your lights at him??????????? I would have for twice as long as he flashed them at me.


No, because I wanted him to

No, because I wanted him to see how stupid it was for him to do such a thing.

Two wrongs don't make a right. But I did hope that he choked on his dinner in a hurry this evening.

Everyone is in a hurry. To do what? Die?

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Stupid people...

Stupid people have a very difficult time becoming self aware to that fact. Waiting for them to suddenly become enlightened is usually a waste of time. They usually need to be nudged if not drop kicked to have the light come on. A long time ago I gave up treating stupid people like children or someone with "special needs". I have no patience with them and no problem with interjecting myself into their kharma.


Ohhh, how I sympathize with

Ohhh, how I sympathize with you. I'm well past talking with idiots. I just can't stand them. What do I do to them? Ignore 'em and move on. Sadly, I've done that often on the DP lately, where the promotion of digital currency is soaring. Digital currency, a grand farce. Anyway, great comment, Rick.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Do you mean...

Do you mean, like this...


No. See my comment above this

No. See my comment between this one and yours, the one I'm replying to. Yes, that one, the invisible one. I should've known: Did you flash your lights at him?????????

Idiot Rick.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Always liked this song

and wishing Bruce would get his wish.


I'd rather have a rocket lawn-chair.

Great transportation over traffic jams.

Plus one for driving a monster truck.


Don't feed the pandas. Ever.