(Closed) [Rant] Commuters. Public Transportation. Traffic.

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mnp:  My rant is from yesterday.  I was coming home from work yesterday morning and this lady decided to fly up on the other side of the road right before it merges.  I guess she thought she’d be able to sneak in front of me, but that didn’t happen.  Anyways, she decided to ride my bumper the entire time.  At one point she was driving next to me almost in a one lane road!  I had to MOVE over in so she wouldn’t hit my car.  She was running me off the road all because she wanted to turn at the light we were sitting at.  She couldn’t wait 5 seconds.  It was absurd.

Post # 4
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Someone pulled out in front of me going 20 under the speed limit and then took 5 minutes at the gate asking directions on where to go.  Geez.

Post # 6
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553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yet another reason why I don’t mind living in my town of approx. 7,000 people.  I live just down the street from work and walk every day.  Smile

Post # 7
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4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My drive to work involved about 20 miles on a one-lane each way road through the country where the speed limit is 55..and it never fails that if I am running at all behind, I get stuck behind a farming contraption going like 10 mph, or one of the super old people around here who want to go 30 and brake check me constantly and look appalled when I finally pass them, as if I’m some crazy speed demon for wanting to not drive 20 under. And usually traffic is too busy on the other side to pass.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I don’t have to commute any more, which is awesome!  But I’m not here to rub it in ladies, I used to have to drive from my parents mountain home into the city to get to high school and then I lived in Manhattan…so I totally know what your dealing with…my only solution is not for the faint of heart, or the shy of spirit….you gotta sing your way through it…seriously…sing and if necessary and possible, dance.

I always sing in my car, with the top down, radio blaring surrounded by angry commuters in gridlock traiffc…me and Aretha are rocking to Freeway of Love, and I’ve usually brightened people’s day with my entertaining and fun car antics…plus it passes the time…

I used to do it on the subway and buses in NY all the time, I always wore headphones when I was going to somewhere, it kept bums from bothering me for money AND it gives a really odd quality to the world your walking through, like how things match up with the beat they can’t even hear…it’s pretty surreal…but one time on the subway I was listening to Lenny Kravitz all loud, and Black Velveteen came on and the dude standing next to me could hear it, we both kinda started to groove, and the lady next to him got down with it, and then this other lady just dropped it like it was hot and BAM, subway Solid Gold Dance Party!

So yeah, when in traffic….sing…and dance, worst case scenario, they think your nuts and keep their distance.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My pet peeve in general is people who have little fender-benders during rush hour traffic (or any time really) and stop RIGHT WHERE THEY ARE to exchange information. Seriously!!  If your car is driveable, and you’re not injured, you need to drive to the nearest side street, or parking lot and do your paperwork there, NOT in the centre lane of rush hour traffic.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MissNoodles:  In theory, I agree. But- take the precaution to take a pic of the position of the cars and their license plate before you leave the scene of the accident. Moving the cars does give them the opportunity to take off on you, especially if they are the guilty party.

Post # 11
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2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@julies1949:  Our insurance probably runs differently here.  We have public insurance and if you’re involved in a hit and run, you’re automatically not at fault, so there’s little fear that the other person would just drive away.

Also, these cases are 99% rear-enders, so fault is pretty easily established.

Post # 12
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903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I take the subway/PATH train to work every day, and I’m sure I could rattle off a million complaints, but my main pet peeves are: people who wear too much cologne/perfume and people who listen to music so loud I can hear it through their headphones. I was also getting on the train the other day, and at my station (the last/first one) it always stops, lets people off the opposite side, and then opens the doors on my side to let people on. This time, the train happened to stop with the doors right in front of me, which is always awesome, but then this woman behind me reached forward with her elbow, started DIGGING it into my side and was attempting to push past me. So of course I did what any sane person would do and stuck my arm out to rest my hand on the edge of the door, blocking her from getting around me, and then when the doors finally opened, I sauntered onto the train as casually as possible with her  stuck behind me. Living here has made me cold…lol.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MissNoodles:  We have public insurance also, but in a hit and run you are left paying a deductible. Even though the damages would be covered, it only takes a few second to snap a couple of pics so the damages can be assigned to the guilty driver’s insurance, rather than coming from a pool that all of us pay for.

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