Re: Way, way OT: PC stuff/rant

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by LT, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Dee Randall

    Dee Randall Guest

    "Peter Aitken" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Bob Myers" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:D[email protected]
    >>
    >>
    >> Well, sure...that, and mounting a bazooka on the left front fender...
    >>
    >> :) :) :)
    >>
    >> Bob M.

    >
    > I have found that getting over road rage is a simple matter of
    > selfishness. You cannot make the numbskull drivers go away or change their
    > driving, so you have two choices:
    >
    > 1) Get all angry, upset, and fume about it and perhaps cause an accident.
    > 2) Relax and ignore it.
    >
    > Which is better for *YOU*?
    >
    > I am serious about this. I never had "road rage" per se but I was very
    > quick on the horn and was regularly fuming about idiot drivers (of which
    > there is no shortage!). Why let them get to me? Do what's best for me, and
    > relaxing is surely it.


    > Peter Aitken
    >

    Blowing horns is one thing I've never understood except for immediate
    danger. For one thing, it can scare the begezzus out of you and almost
    cause an accident from jerking around to try to get out of the way of
    something unknown.

    In driving thru VA, WV, MD, PA, NJ, NY, on to CT on a regular basis, I never
    hear much horn blowing. We traveled 150 miles today on both highway and
    city and we never heard a horn; however, we will hear it regularly in CT. I
    wonder if it is a learned/passed down trait.
    Dee Dee
     


  2. Ophelia

    Ophelia Guest

    "Dee Randall" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > In driving thru VA, WV, MD, PA, NJ, NY, on to CT on a regular basis, I
    > never hear much horn blowing. We traveled 150 miles today on both
    > highway and city and we never heard a horn; however, we will hear it
    > regularly in CT. I wonder if it is a learned/passed down trait.


    Two places I have lived - Malta and New Delhi - they drive on their
    horns. Especially in Delhi they tap their horns whenever they overtake.
    Not sure why but there is a lot of road rage if someone forgets.
     
  3. On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 17:25:55 GMT, "Bob Myers"
    <[email protected]> rummaged among random neurons and
    opined:
    >
    >"Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message


    >> > Anybody else here prone to road rage?
    >> >

    >>
    >> Age has made me a little more tolerant,

    >
    >Well, sure...that, and mounting a bazooka on the left front fender...


    A friend of mine once said that she'd only be comfortable driving in
    SoCal if she had a Hummer with a gun mount.

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    AAC(F)BV66.0748.CA

    "If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
    old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
    waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

    -- Duncan Hines

    To reply, replace "spaminator" with "cox"
     
  4. Nancy Young

    Nancy Young Guest

    "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote

    > "Dee Randall" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> In driving thru VA, WV, MD, PA, NJ, NY, on to CT on a regular basis, I
    >> never hear much horn blowing. We traveled 150 miles today on both
    >> highway and city and we never heard a horn; however, we will hear it
    >> regularly in CT. I wonder if it is a learned/passed down trait.

    >
    > Two places I have lived - Malta and New Delhi - they drive on their horns.
    > Especially in Delhi they tap their horns whenever they overtake. Not sure
    > why but there is a lot of road rage if someone forgets.


    Well, that's annoying. I almost never hear horns, thank goodness, I'm
    easily startled. My neighbor has the irritating habit of beeping her horn
    in her driveway to tell her husband to come get the groceries, if I happen
    to be in the kitchen when she does that, I have to be peeled off the
    ceiling (laugh). Anyway, my car might as well not have a horn, I never
    use it. I figure the time it takes to find the horn I should be using for
    accident avoidance maneuvers.

    nancy
     
  5. King's Crown

    King's Crown Guest

    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    >> "Dee Randall" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> In driving thru VA, WV, MD, PA, NJ, NY, on to CT on a regular basis, I
    >>> never hear much horn blowing. We traveled 150 miles today on both
    >>> highway and city and we never heard a horn; however, we will hear it
    >>> regularly in CT. I wonder if it is a learned/passed down trait.

    >>
    >> Two places I have lived - Malta and New Delhi - they drive on their
    >> horns. Especially in Delhi they tap their horns whenever they overtake.
    >> Not sure why but there is a lot of road rage if someone forgets.

    >

    <snip> Anyway, my car might as well not have a horn, I never
    > use it. I figure the time it takes to find the horn I should be using for
    > accident avoidance maneuvers.
    >
    > nancy

    I feel exactly the same way. If I took the time to honk my horn I might not
    be able to avoid whatever is going that would make me want to honk. Funny
    thing is I honk my horn quite a bit.... on accident! The whole center of my
    steering wheel is a horn and I've had to smile and wave more times than I
    care to say.

    Lynne
     
  6. The Bubbo

    The Bubbo Guest

    King's Crown wrote:
    >
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>
    >>> "Dee Randall" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]
    >>>> In driving thru VA, WV, MD, PA, NJ, NY, on to CT on a regular basis, I
    >>>> never hear much horn blowing. We traveled 150 miles today on both
    >>>> highway and city and we never heard a horn; however, we will hear it
    >>>> regularly in CT. I wonder if it is a learned/passed down trait.
    >>>
    >>> Two places I have lived - Malta and New Delhi - they drive on their
    >>> horns. Especially in Delhi they tap their horns whenever they overtake.
    >>> Not sure why but there is a lot of road rage if someone forgets.

    >>

    > <snip> Anyway, my car might as well not have a horn, I never
    >> use it. I figure the time it takes to find the horn I should be using for
    >> accident avoidance maneuvers.
    >>
    >> nancy

    > I feel exactly the same way. If I took the time to honk my horn I might not
    > be able to avoid whatever is going that would make me want to honk. Funny
    > thing is I honk my horn quite a bit.... on accident! The whole center of my
    > steering wheel is a horn and I've had to smile and wave more times than I
    > care to say.
    >
    > Lynne
    >
    >


    Before David moved in with me he lived about 10 blocks north on the same
    street. I'd have to pass his place to get home after wrk and he always wanted
    me to honk as I drove by so that he would know I was almost home and he could
    get ready to head over. I couldn't do it, I just couldn't bring myself to
    honk, I was so afraid of offending the people around me. So, he just had to
    wait until I got home and then I called.

    --
    ..:Heather:.
    www.velvet-c.com
    Step off, beyotches, I'm the roflpimp!
     
  7. Nancy Young

    Nancy Young Guest

    "The Bubbo" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Before David moved in with me he lived about 10 blocks north on the same
    > street. I'd have to pass his place to get home after wrk and he always
    > wanted
    > me to honk as I drove by so that he would know I was almost home and he
    > could
    > get ready to head over. I couldn't do it, I just couldn't bring myself to
    > honk, I was so afraid of offending the people around me. So, he just had
    > to
    > wait until I got home and then I called.


    Grrrrr, that is maddening. Someone in this hell hole apartment complex
    would
    BEEEEEEEP at someone every time they came in our out of the parking lot.
    Drove me up the wall. Finally Ron stormed out and explained to them how
    they
    would stop doing that and they never did it again.

    (laugh) nancy
     
  8. Nancy Young

    Nancy Young Guest

    "The Bubbo" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Before David moved in with me he lived about 10 blocks north on the same
    > street. I'd have to pass his place to get home after wrk and he always
    > wanted
    > me to honk as I drove by so that he would know I was almost home and he
    > could
    > get ready to head over. I couldn't do it, I just couldn't bring myself to
    > honk, I was so afraid of offending the people around me. So, he just had
    > to
    > wait until I got home and then I called.


    Grrrrr, that is maddening. Someone in this hell hole apartment complex
    would
    BEEEEEEEP at someone every time they came in our out of the parking lot.
    Drove me up the wall. Finally Ron stormed out and explained to them how
    they
    would stop doing that and they never did it again.

    (laugh) nancy
     
  9. The Bubbo

    The Bubbo Guest

    Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    > "The Bubbo" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    >> Before David moved in with me he lived about 10 blocks north on the same
    >> street. I'd have to pass his place to get home after wrk and he always
    >> wanted
    >> me to honk as I drove by so that he would know I was almost home and he
    >> could
    >> get ready to head over. I couldn't do it, I just couldn't bring myself to
    >> honk, I was so afraid of offending the people around me. So, he just had
    >> to
    >> wait until I got home and then I called.

    >
    > Grrrrr, that is maddening. Someone in this hell hole apartment complex
    > would
    > BEEEEEEEP at someone every time they came in our out of the parking lot.
    > Drove me up the wall. Finally Ron stormed out and explained to them how
    > they
    > would stop doing that and they never did it again.
    >
    > (laugh) nancy
    >
    >
    >


    I had a neighbor that got picked up early every morning for work. The person
    picking her up would honk...then honk again...and again...then
    hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonk in case she hadn't been heard before.

    Every morning.

    I hated them both.

    --
    ..:Heather:.
    www.velvet-c.com
    Step off, beyotches, I'm the roflpimp!
     
  10. On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 08:39:21 GMT, "Ophelia" <[email protected]>
    rummaged among random neurons and opined:

    >Two places I have lived - Malta and New Delhi - they drive on their
    >horns. Especially in Delhi they tap their horns whenever they overtake.
    >Not sure why but there is a lot of road rage if someone forgets.
    >

    Here in SoCal, you rarely hear drivers blasting horns. For one thing,
    it's illegal except in an emergency. Lots of nice, friendly folks
    waving to me with one finger, though :)

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    AAC(F)BV66.0748.CA

    "If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
    old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
    waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

    -- Duncan Hines

    To reply, replace "spaminator" with "cox"
     
  11. Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    > On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 08:39:21 GMT, "Ophelia" <[email protected]>
    > rummaged among random neurons and opined:
    >
    >
    >>Two places I have lived - Malta and New Delhi - they drive on their
    >>horns. Especially in Delhi they tap their horns whenever they overtake.
    >>Not sure why but there is a lot of road rage if someone forgets.
    >>

    >
    > Here in SoCal, you rarely hear drivers blasting horns. For one thing,
    > it's illegal except in an emergency. Lots of nice, friendly folks
    > waving to me with one finger, though :)


    we call that "telling that guy he's number one!"

    --

    saerah

    "Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a
    disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."
    -Baruch Spinoza

    "There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly
    what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear
    and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There
    is another theory which states that this has already happened."
    -Douglas Adams
     
  12. notbob

    notbob Guest

    On 2005-12-15, Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Here in SoCal, you rarely hear drivers blasting horns. For one thing,
    > it's illegal except in an emergency.


    'Course hearing AK47's blasting for right-of-way is not so
    exceptional.

    nb
     
  13. Ophelia

    Ophelia Guest

    "Terry Pulliam Burd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 08:39:21 GMT, "Ophelia" <[email protected]>
    > rummaged among random neurons and opined:
    >
    >>Two places I have lived - Malta and New Delhi - they drive on their
    >>horns. Especially in Delhi they tap their horns whenever they
    >>overtake.
    >>Not sure why but there is a lot of road rage if someone forgets.
    >>

    > Here in SoCal, you rarely hear drivers blasting horns. For one thing,
    > it's illegal except in an emergency. Lots of nice, friendly folks
    > waving to me with one finger, though :)


    LOL
     
  14. notbob replied to Squeaks:

    >> Here in SoCal, you rarely hear drivers blasting horns. For one thing,
    >> it's illegal except in an emergency.

    >
    > 'Course hearing AK47's blasting for right-of-way is not so
    > exceptional.


    This reminded me of the scene in "L.A. Story" where Steve Martin and his
    girlfriend were driving on the freeway. Martin realizes that it's the first
    day of summer and HE DOESN'T HAVE A GUN IN HIS HAND. So he reaches over to
    the glove compartment to get the gun out and get it loaded. While taking
    these Los-Angeles-normal precautions, he doesn't pay sufficient attention to
    his driving, and ends up swerving from lane to lane. Naturally, this
    irritates the other drivers on the road and a running gun battle ensues.

    (Coincidentally, I was reminded of a scene from "The Jerk" just last night
    on the chat line. Must be Steve Martin synchronicity.)

    Bob
     
  15. Nancy Young

    Nancy Young Guest

    "Bob Terwilliger" <[email protected]_spammer.biz> wrote

    > these Los-Angeles-normal precautions, he doesn't pay sufficient attention
    > to
    > his driving, and ends up swerving from lane to lane. Naturally, this
    > irritates the other drivers on the road and a running gun battle ensues.


    Oh, so it was a precurser to cell phone drivers. Gotcha.

    > (Coincidentally, I was reminded of a scene from "The Jerk" just last night
    > on the chat line. Must be Steve Martin synchronicity.)


    You were in chat and The Jerk came up? What *are* the odds?
    (smile) Kidding! That movie cracked me up, The new phone books
    are here, the new phone books are here! Uh, that is the right movie,
    right?

    nancy (has a secret crush on Steve Martin)
     
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