Friday, July 10, 2009

Vehicle Related Irks

There are a few things in the world that really bother me – and today I'd like to share the ones of a vehicular variety - yay fun!

When people drive with their dog on their lap.
Never, ever, in any situation is this an acceptable thing to do. They’re in your line of sight, they’re standing in front of the wheel, they’re hanging out the window, they’re moving around. Honestly, what kind of douche actually thinks this is okay?
Taking your pet for a little ride in your vehicle is one thing, if they’re on the other side of the car, or even in a carrier, fine. But crawling over you while you’re in control of a ton of metal moving at high speeds? Hells no.
First off, your pet could get hurt. Second, you could get hurt. Third, if you’ve got someone else in your car, do you really want Fluffy to be the reason your passenger is decapitated after a car accident? Loose objects in a vehicle become dangerous in an accident.

People that don’t buckle their kids in.
If you can’t take the time to buckle your kid in properly whether you’re going a block away or across the country, you don’t deserve children. I pray you never have to live through losing a child because of something so ridiculous.

People that insist on showing off the power or speed of their vehicle by driving like a moron.
We get it, you have a nice car. It’s shiny, fast, powerful – and you probably paid half a year’s wages too much for it. Oh, and psst! Everyone knows when you’ve gotten a particular car to compensate for something else, it’s not a secret.
So why, when it’s raining, do you have to speed and fishtail down the busiest street in the city? Why do you have to roar past everyone when there is black ice on the road? In the summer, why do you have to pull up next to people at a red light and rev your engine like you want to race? Newsflash: No one cares about your car but you. And in fact, if people have an opinion at all, it’s probably “Holy mama, that’s a hot truck/car/suv/scooter, but what a jackass behind the wheel!”

Cranky post, but honestly, I'm in a great mood! Happy weekend!


Blogger Rock Chef said...

Great post! All of these get me too!

I see so many kids that aren't strapped in. I even see them in the rear of hatch-backs with no seat/strap or anything!

When we see guys driving fast cars like that the comment is usually something like "He must have a VERY small willy".

9:37 AM  
Blogger Kyla Roma said...

Oh no! I'm one of the people who drives (in the passenger seat) with my dog in my lap. In my defense, he gets violently ill if he sits in the back and he's in a harness & gets buckled in with me so he can't get hurt.

Do I get a free pass? I would hate to cross one of the handful of other Winnipeg Bloggers out there so early on! ;)

4:22 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

I have a long list of Pet Peeves, and all of these are on it!
How about the idiots who have their precious "purse dog" on their lap, draped over the arm that is holding the wheel, while the bimbo is talking on her cell?

As for the macho wannabe's? When ever we are out and someone is showing off, I turn to Joe and ask sarcasticly "Are you impressed?" and he answers just as sarcastic "Ohhh, very much so!" Then we shake our heads and just laugh at the guy. Same goes for the loud, thumping bass, car rattling stero systems.
Great Post!

4:35 PM  
Blogger James said...

I worked in factories producing car parts for a number of years. I hate cars and the motor industry.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Sitting In Silence said...

I'm with ya girl...

WHOA...CRC you have to lay off the pepsi, Ali,... first he drops the "S" word in a round about way on an old post and NOW he is using the willy word...


7:40 AM  
Blogger Slyde said...

yeah, i love when i see some asshat driving down the road with their big retriever sitting on their lap!

12:09 PM  
Anonymous judy said...

May I add these?

People who drive in whatever lane they LIKE on the highway/freeway instead of driving in the CORRECT lane (slow, speed limit, fast)?

People who pull out in front of you and then drive SLOWER than the speed limit when there isn't a car in sight behind you? What was the hurry?????

People who think directional signals only come in everyone else's car, and those "everyone else's" should be able to read people's mind????

Thanks for the vent!

9:03 PM  

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