The Root Problem

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Chuck, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    This is so general that it's actually on-topic for and many other things about life in general.

    People simply want to do as they wish and not take responsibility for their actions. They want it both ways.

    Several times it has been mentioned that someone complains about the price of gas, yet they insist on speeding around in some huge five-liter vehicle. That's denial.

    Recently there has been a thread on tailgaters. Someone finally spoke up that many of these people are simply driving rudely and often illegally. It happens even when you are on the rightmost lane on a six-lane freeway. Some even pass on the shoulder! Should I feel guilty when drivers act like that?

    I've had this situation on pet forums a few times. Someone wants to get a pit bull as a guard dog. This breed is not mean, but a few people have given them such a bad reputation they are banned in Ontario and a number of cities. It's cheaper to have a security system with no risk of lawsuits. One person in particular I could just picture having the jacked up pickup truck to go along with the guard dog to prove he is a bad a$$. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    We live in a society that allows us to do pretty much what we want to. My problem is when other's actions cost me taxpayers's money, kill others, interfere with my peace.

    If you want to do what you want - fine. But if that makes you a problem, fix your mess!
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2006
  2. tigerhonaker

    tigerhonaker Platinum Contributor

    Interesting, comments and Thread.
  3. philmcneal

    philmcneal Has it been 10 years? Wow

    well said, there's so many jerks these days I don't know where to begin.

    All I can do for now, i piss them off while I still smile hard :D. I think there was this SUV woman that kept pulsing and gliding (in a bad way riding my bumper) so that she can intimate me to go faster. I don't and evenually when she can pass me so she can turn left, she passed me immediately and I don't even turn to eye her down (I ain't going to give her the satisfaction for her to give me a mean face). To make it even better I"m rolling in 2nd waiting for the light to turn green while she's idling her ass off in her JEEP, and by the time that light turns green I pass her and give her one fat middle finger oh yeah~~ and THEN I see the look in her eyes.

    ****ing priceless I love it, never knew I can piss so many off by testing their patience.
  4. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Do like me, carry a digital camera and make it a "Kodak moment". :p
  5. philmcneal

    philmcneal Has it been 10 years? Wow

    haha, so far all the pics from you (avatar, dodge ram dude) has that moment.
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Phil and Chuck:

    ___This is a very big issue. About all I can add after seeing the same kind of activity on the highway and in the city is smile at them when I pull up next to them at the next light. That is all the payback any one of us should ever need :D

    ___Good Luck

  7. philmcneal

    philmcneal Has it been 10 years? Wow

    so my theories if everyone drive like me for a day:

    1) you'll never see a car waiting at a red light

    2) you'll never see tailgaters

    3) traffic conditions will almost be predictable (thanks to the roads moving the cars and not the engines)

    4) cleaner air

    5) almost no reason for cops to moniter the roads (unless there was an accident)

    6) you'll never see the red lights behind a person's vehicle and if you DO you know its an emergency ;)

    7) less tires being sold

    8) less brakes being replaced

    9) debatable about wear and tear on other parts of a car

    10) never reading an article that goes, "People are upset about gas prices."
  8. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Add this one: Nations like Venezula and Iran fearful they lose the US as a customer.

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