View Full Version : Get off my ass!!!
09-07-2001, 08:22 PM
I need to vent. Once again, another cell phone toting, baby seat in the back, soccer ball magnet on the trunk, pain it the ass bitch felt it necessary to ride my ass all the way home, down the back country roads, until she got to where SHE needed to go. Cunt, I've got kids too, and as important as it is for you to arrive home 3 minutes earlier by endangering my life by running your Beemer all over my tailpipe, I'm SURE whatever it is can wait...back off, dammit, 'cos I'm 'bout to go postal...I know us Harley riders are the scum of the earth in your eyes, but while you're making the almighty dollar, I'm donating my time at the rec center, school, wherever you aren't, teaching your child what you don't have time to do...you're welcome.
How about going down the road at 15 miles an hour? The honking will be uproarious.
09-08-2001, 07:32 PM
I hate tailgaters!
In Phoenix everyone speeds, which isn't neccessarily a bad thing. But when I'm crusing down the highway at almost 20mph over the posted speed limit. Don't ride my ass as though I'm driving too slow. I'm not. If I'm in the "fast" lane, I'll get over as soon as I can so you can pass, but I'm not going to go even faster than I am to do so. However, if I'm not in the far left lane, all your tailgating will accomplish is that I'm going to slow down even more. Especially if you can't pass me.
09-09-2001, 12:52 AM
Otto, Mauvaise, you are my soul mates.
I never hog the "fast lane" in highway driving by puttering along a mere 10-15 mph above the speed limit. (And actually it's not a fast lane; it's a passing lane.) Faster drivers passing me don't bother me at all. But on two lane roads/streets? I'm gonna drive the posted speed limit unless it's an empty country road with great visibility.
Anyone foolish enough to tailgate me better be prepared to get even more frustrated because I'm going to slow down. First off, they drive their car their way. I won't hand bullies control over the way I drive my car. Rewarding jerks sucks. Second, if they're so hellbent on taking careless risks at least I can control the speed at which they might hit me.
Cause/effect. If tailgaters want to risk themselves by rude, aggressive driving, fine. Chlorine in the gene pool. But putting others at risk is a whole 'nother thing.
09-09-2001, 12:59 AM
I also cannot tolerate people who HONK at you in a parking lot, telling you to "hurry up" and get out so they can take your parking spot. This has happened to me a couple of times. Each time I changed my mind about driving away. I suddenly Changed My Plans, and got out and wandered off somewhere. With my car still parked in the coveted spot.
That is so not the way to wait for a parking spot!
09-09-2001, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by EVO95
soccer ball magnet on the trunkHow do you know she had one of those? I thought she was behind you. Oh, wait, never mind. You were generalizing. Anyway, tailgaters generally do suck. Some don't even know they're doing it. But if you were so concerned about it, why not just pull over and let her pass? Maybe she was in a hurry. Maybe she had to get home to her sick child. Maybe... It could have been lots of things, you don't know. You only think you know, but you have no idea.
09-09-2001, 11:14 PM
Originally posted by OneChance
Some don't even know they're doing it. But if you were so concerned about it, why not just pull over and let her pass? Maybe she was in a hurry. Maybe she had to get home to her sick child. Maybe... It could have been lots of things, you don't know. You only think you know, but you have no idea.
I must take gentle exception with you here, OneChance. I can't identify car makes/models, ignore bumper stickers, etc as irrelevant distractions. People are not their cars.
Cars are a ton or so of moving metal, capable of wreaking chaos and tragedy. This may sound ruthless but it doesn't matter a DAMN who's driving, their motivations, everyday presssures, etc. The moment anyone takes responsibilty for amounts to a guided missile.
Cars make people anonymous, but they never absolve drivers from responsibility.
09-10-2001, 08:09 AM
EVO95, first I've read this thread title 3 times and I keep thinking it says "Get out of my ass!"
("paging Dr. Freud. Dr. Freud, line 1")
Anyway, I noticed you said you were on a Harley. I just want to point that out for those who said you should have pulled over. There is not always a safe place to pull over on a motorcycle, and it seems that if she was in such a fucking hurry she could have passed.
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