Friday, September 10, 2010

I Was in a Grumpy Mood

I saw so much st00pid crap on the way to work that I was going to post something about how much I hate driving nowadays. I was looking for a video of an old drivers' ed movie (uh, not that kind) which describes a driving philosophy I have subsequently learned is the Smith System of Defensive Driving. One of the main tenets of the Smith System is "Always Leave Yourself an Out"- the particular film (which I couldn't find) expressed this as "Maintaining the Space Cushion". Yeah, I always like to have some space in which to maneuver (note to tailgaters, if I wanted you riding up my ass, I'd have wrapped you in duct tape). Today, I saw it all- tailgating, weaving throughout traffic, signaless lane changes... it's like a sizable, aggressive minority of the drivers on the road learned how to drive by playing video games (I confess to driving a couple of times with this playing in my head, but I "cooled it" pretty quickly). Well, suffice it to say, I was in a pretty pissy mood while I was driving, but it quickly passed. Funny, eh, I find work a lot less stressful than the commute.

Since I couldn't find the drivers' ed movie I was looking for, how about a video for a song I've heard for the first time? I can't believe the view count is so low after two months:


Substance McGravitas said...

I was impressed that just outside NYC on the freeways people will signal for fucking miles in advance and it's not just old folks forgetting. Makes people look insane.

Smut Clyde said...

if I wanted you riding up my ass, I'd have wrapped you in duct tape

Is this some quaint local substitute for condoms?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Is this some quaint local substitute for condoms?

I'd say that Google is your friend, but in this case, it's your enemy.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Driving on the L.I.E. is where I've seen the most egregious, penny-wise, pound foolish stunts pulled on a routine basis.

I have a picture from Labor Day a few years back showing my car traveling at 7 mph past exit 55 (maybe even 60) on the L.I.E., all due to people being relentlessly stupid.