SAN ANGELO, TX -- We live with them every day. The only good thing about them is you can buy all your friends a gift with money from your swear jar.
I have a few, well, more than a few.
For example, it’s probably not illegal for someone to ride a highway on or off ramp at 45 miles per hour so they can avoid one light or one yield sign between two exits on the access road.
Say you’re driving west on Loop 306 and you want to exit onto Knickerbocker. But there’s some guy—“guy” in the non-gender sense—that enters the ramp at College Hills just to avoid the yield sign on the access road between College Hills and Knickerbocker.
You have to slow down to 45 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone to squeeze behind the guy riding the ramp so you can exit. That means everyone else behind you has to slow to 45, and so on and so. This is how chain accident happens.
Or you could speed up to 90 miles per hour and try to get ahead of the guy riding the ramp. Now you’re breaking the law.
“Failure to control speed?” Who me, or the guy causing traffic on the highway to back up for miles?
Here’s another. You’re sitting at a stop light. Maybe you’ve just come from a nice meal, or maybe you’re showing you’re out of town visitors our beautiful city. All is well, that is, until the guy in front of you opens his vehicle door and dribbles out a stream of brown tobacco.
Now that nice meal is sitting kind of heavy in your stomach. Get a cup!
I’m sure I’m not the only one with pet peeves. What’s yours?