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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rude Drivers

Toyota Corolla GHZ-331
GMC Minivan GMA-443

I am so incredibly sick of rude, ignorant drivers. In the span of 5 minutes, I had to endure poor driving manners twice this morning. What is wrong with people?

First, we were down at the Price Chopper mall and I had pulled over to the curb/walkway in front of the old Shoppers to pick Mum up. She got into the car and before I could pull away, another vehicle, a gray Toyota Corolla(LP GHZ-331), pulled crosswise in front of me, blocking me in. It was a teenager who, instead of pulling up to the curb like a normal person, simply stopped in the middle of the lane and totally blocked me. A woman walked up to the car and opened the passenger door, talked to the teen for a minute, then walked around to the driver's side and got in while the teen scooted over to the passenger side. The woman sat there, adjusted everything around her, and then finally pulled away. So, it may not seem like much, but it was. This kid saw me wanting to pull away from the curb, yet he chose to cut me off. The woman saw I wanted to pull away, yet she didn't tell the kid to move out of the flow of parking lot traffic, to pull to the curb, or just get in the car and move along. The only way to make the situation worse would have been to be just as rude as they were and laid on the horn. Which my mother, my quiet mother, totally endorsed. But I didn't. I kept my cool and let it go.

Second, we headed home and I was tailgated all the way up Fulton Ave by some middle-aged jerk in a GMC minivan (LP GMA-443). This is where my manners took a bit of a nosedive. We got to Hickory Ave and a car was coming down Fulton; normally, I would have just turned onto Hickory, because I did have enough time. But I was so irritated by this tailgater that I stopped, making him stop, and waited, making him wait, until the oncoming car went by before making the turn. That was my minor slip in manners. If I was totally rude, I would have slowed to 25km/h going up the hill just to tick the guy off.

I wish people would just use a bit of common sense, show some basic manners. Our world would be a far better place if they did.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Posting

I realized when I logged on today (for the first time in two weeks) that I haven't posted for almost a month. I sit here and think of what to post and I can't come up with anything. I am totally blog drained. And it's not because there isn't anything to blog about. There's plenty. Like the L crisis from last week or becoming a DT member on Compupro or planning my trip to BC or my excitement over another baby.

The problem? I no longer find any joy in blogging. Why? Because I feel I have to censor what I type. When something comes up that I want to vent about, I can't for fear of being taken the wrong way. When I want to blog about something in the news, I stop myself and wonder if people would start seeing something in my post that wasn't there.

The past 10 month have been hard. Things have changed. Friendships have changed, become closer, been destroyed. I don't want to make anything worse. But then I stop to think, why am I stressing myself out over this? Why should I worry about what people will think when it is obvious that isn't reciprocated for the most part.

So, having come to that question, I have decided to turn over a new leaf. Things are changing again! I will post what I want, when I want. If someone reading it doesn't like it, click the 'back' button and leave. Because this is my blog.