Etiquette rules that always get broken

posted 7 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 46
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372 posts
Helper bee

Honestly… it’s as simple as if people are passing you on the right, you’re going TOO slow. Move over. Blocking the left lane is sooo rude.

Post # 47
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930 posts
Busy bee

missviolet92 :  HA I LOVE THIS THREAD.

“When are you going to get married” -if youre not engaged yet, it can be rude or offensive. 

There’s a lot…

People that chew with their mouth open. 

People that talk while they chew.

People that INTERUPT others.

People that make rude sarcastic jokes all the time. 

People that yell across a *store* to their kids.

People that yell and belittle their children in public or privacy.

People that walk up to your dog to pet them, not asking first (BTW This is seriosuly important and teach your kids to ask first. Theres a reason you should ask. Im actually going to make a thread about this sometime).

People that don’t give their seat to a pregnant person or an elderly person! aghhh. 

People that bump their music in the car or house without considering if it’s annoying music to the guest (My sister used to play the stereo loud with music I didnt care for and I had to listen to it as I lived with her).

etc etc etc

 

 

Post # 48
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443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

Kslim13 :  you are not the police. It’s not up to you to regulate other people’s driving habits. Your behavior is JUST as dangerous as theirs, as you are forcing them to overtake on the right of you, and that is much more dangerous. People like you are worse than speeders in my opinion, you do not have the moral high ground here, your driving behavior is dangerous. Just move over and let it go. Ugh people. 

Post # 49
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1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’ll never understand speeders trying to justify their crappy driving… Your speeding is more likely to kill someone then someone going the speed limit.

But please continue to justify your garbage driving habits… 

Granted I live in florida, so no one knows how to drive in this state to start with, lol.

Post # 50
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1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

pearfectprincess :  if the speed limit is 65 and im going 85 im already going 20 over for sh*t sake. You really going to defend the guy riding my butt wanting to go 100… 

Post # 51
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443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

Kslim13 :  I’m not defending anyone. I’m simply saying it’s not your job to police them, and you’re creating a dangerous situation yourself. 

Post # 53
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1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

missviolet92 :  im not talking about slow drivers, im talking about going the actual posted speed limit though. 

pearfectprincess :  i dont intentionally police anyone, but if im already speeding 15 over, and passing every car to the right of me i shouldnt feel the absolute need to get out of every single persons way who wants to go 90 in the left lane, im already speeding to begin with. 

its ridiculous how bad of driving there is, ive been going my jolly way on a regular road at the posted spped limit of 45 and ill have someone ride up on my a** wanting to go 60 and tailgate. 

simply put i wont go out of my way to move over for people who cant drive for crap. Just because other people drive like crap doesnt mean i need to match their crappy driving skills to satisfy them. 

Post # 54
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1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

it all dont matter anyways in my area. NO ONE drives the posted speed limit on the interstate down here near me anyways, no matter what lane your in, unless your an 80 yr old grandma or a lost tourist… 

Post # 56
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849 posts
Busy bee

Generally speaking, “it’s dangerous for you to go the speed limit, because I like to speed” is a bit of a senseless argument. The person insisting that the left lane is their personal racetrack is the one making things dangerous, not the one who’s already going 5 over the limit deemed safe. That being said, I had written out a bunch more stuff but deleted it once I checked some things with Google…

Apparently, speedometers are often majorly inaccurate. Someone who *thinks* they’re going 65 may actually being going 58, or vice versa. Two people in the left lane may both be feeling justified of their speed, when one (or both) are actually completely off, and that’s really no one’s fault. Knowing this explains how so many people can seem so dumb, and I think I’ll try to take a few more deep breaths the next time I’m stuck behind someone going under the speed limit…maybe their speedometer is just miscalculated.  

But in terms of etiquette (and legality, in most places), DO NOT TAILGATE. Ever. Seriously, that’s dangerous. It doesn’t matter if they’re legitimately going 5 under the speed limit. Pass them when it’s safe to (even if that means moving into the right lane to pass, which technically would be legal in that case). 
ETA: Oh, but also, if  *you’re* the slow driver, or if some butthole inevitably tailgates you, then yes, get into the right lane when you can. It’s worth it for the safety. No one should need to pass you on the right. The only scenario I spend any amount of time in the left lane going “slow” (compared to other speeders) is when there’s several cars to pass…this is usually when a speedster catches up to me and rides my butt until I can finally safely get into the right lane again. Like, chill, I’m just trying to pass people without going too fast for a ticket, I’ll be back in the right lane soon enough, lol.  

Post # 57
Member
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

missviolet92 :  florida. I swear no one can drive properly in florida.

My point is ill use the left lane to pass going a decent speed over the limit but that doesnt mean im gonna go 90. If people have an issue with that they either need to slow down or slow down and learn how to pass using the middle lane. 

Im not gonna have sympathy for speeders who think the passing lane is their personal nascar lane. Cause it ain’t. 

Post # 58
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849 posts
Busy bee

Kslim13 :  Exactly, I’m not saying I won’t speed in the left lane, but in most situations I’m not going to floor it and risk a ticket (or worse) just because some hotrod behind me wants to be more reckless than I. I’m also not saying I like to hang out in the left lane for shoots and giggles, lol. 

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