Friday, April 17, 2009

My Kind Of Commercial

You know how I usually rant about driving issues (mostly other drivers' stupidity)? Well, apparently I am not alone! Here is a snippet from an HD Radio commercial I heard today:

" ... Make sure to have an HD Radio pre-installed in your new car. That way, when you fail to use your turn signal, you'll have something to listen to while you wait for the ambulance to pull you from the smoldering wreckage. ..."

Perfection. ;-)

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Sign above the drinking fountain.

The drinking fountain.

I find it sad that (1) adults need to be told these things, (2) the plea was ignored, and (3) this was not an isolated incident.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

See? It's Not Just Me...

I came home this evening to a phone message from Beloved Reader #2, and she gave me permission to share it here. Seems she got rear-ended (just a tap), they both got out of their vehicles to check for damage, and here is the ensuing conversation:

Other Woman: Why did you stop?
BR#2: It was a red light.
OW: But it's right turn on red.
BR#2: Only after a stop.
OW: But there was no one coming.
BR#2: But I didn't know that until after I'd stopped.
OW: {pregnant silence}
BR#2: Look, my car is fine, and we're blocking traffic here, so if you want my insurance information, let me know, cuz I gotta go.
OW: Yeah, me too.

Not a dramatic end to that conversation, but "Why did you stop?"?!?!? That means if she had been the front vehicle, she would have rolled right through the red light and thought nothing of it. See - I cannot make up this stuff ... it is everywhere! Just multiply this by 100,000 drivers on the DC-area roads at rush hour, and you'll understand the seriousness of the situation. BR#2 was thankful she does not have to commute in this stuff every day. Me? I just get a massage every 10 days or so, and I live through it.