Fave Five Friday - Traffic Pet Peeves

September 26th, 2008
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Thought I'd give y'all a break from the wedding fave fives and mix things up a bit this week son. Let's do pet peeves, but not just any pet peeve, traffic related pet peeves. Oh yeah! I can see all of your minds spinning. Relax tampax! We're not in traffic right now. No need get all habuts. Just think about um, no need re-live um! :) Anyway, check um out and post yours below k?

  1. Tailers - I go at a reasonably brisk pace already (ok, I speed!) so for somebody to tail me means they're really flyin'! What's worse is when both lanes to the side of me are wide open and they continue to follow me. I slow down just to irritate them more. Too bad so sad.
  2. Turtles (in the fast lane!) - Even more irraz if they are oblivious to their surroundings (they don't realize how much traffic they are holding up behind them). Worse when the only lanes open are clogged up by slow drivers going the exact same speed.
  3. Parking lot buffoons! - This is when people go to their car, get in, turn their engine on, and then never come out! Meanwhile you're waiting for them to come out for ages. What do you do? Honk? Rev your engine? Go back and forth hoping they'd see you. Worse when they have their reverse lights on this whole time!
  4. Slow Cutter Offers  - It's one thing to cut you off, but it's another to cut you off and then go slow. And these aren't the punk types who do it on purpose. These are, again, oblivious peeps, who don't know how to change lanes in the flow of traffic.
  5. Chatty Fatties - Idiots who talk on their cell phone and let it effect their driving (slowness, swerving, etc.). Let's be honest, we all talk on the phones while driving, but at least we don't forget how to drive. I personally use an earpiece so both of my hands are free to use the wheel (plus I won't burn my brain with radiation :P ).
  6. Smokestacks/Litter Bugs Me - Had to add this one in cause it's annoying too. Smokers who hang their arms out the window and waft their stinky fumes into my car. Also litterers (is that a word?). I can't stand seeing someone toss junk out their window with disregard to everyone but themselves.

Sorry if you are one of these cause I just called you a name. Haha! Give it back to me by posting your comments below man. Shoots!

24 Responses to “Fave Five Friday - Traffic Pet Peeves”

  1. frankie:

    1. Big trucks in the fast lane. On the mainland there was an unwritten (or written) rule that anything bigger than a personal automobile would stay out of the left lane. (Buses, delivery trucks, Musashimaru, etc.) Here there is no such thing. Just today I saw two HANDIVANS flying down H-1 in the fast lane.

    2. Cops who flash their blue lights for 2 seconds because they want to fly an illegal U-turn or run a red. (And, yes, these were done in a non-emergent situation.)

    3. Smokers who throw their cigarette butts out the window. J3rks!

    4. The rich, high maka maka people who disobey the one-by-one merge rule and won't let you in. These are the same people who take up TWO spaces in the parking structures.

    5. World Wide Ed on the road. Psych! Bwahahaha! ;-) Hey, man, facebook me and tell me when is the big date for the wedding!


  2. missaloha:

    Actually I only get one....

    Broken blinker??? You know the ones who changed lanes one mile ago, but still get the bugga flashin! I wish I had a BB gun to shoot out their tail lights.


  3. uncle jimmy:

    wwe: agree wit' all of yours, esp. the cuttah slowah kine, das' da one i usually win' up talkin' out loud..

    there are some mainlan' specialz, like da one who wants to kill himself and take you wit' him.. chaos on wheelz pinballin' aroun' you..

    da kine mil' mannered reporter who suddenly becomes supah-man behin' da wheel..

    people in da ritzy part of town who t'ink dey own da road..

    guyz wit' fancy covertible sports cars wit' beautiful girl ridin' shotgun and dey still not satisfied, have to drive like as-ho's, too..

    whooo, gettin; da kine mil' case of road rage jus' t'inkin about it..

    eh, no try dis stuff on da outah islandz, dey know weah you live..

    uj


  4. uncle jimmy:

    wait, wait, wait, one mo'..

    people who don't observe da linez in pahkin' lots.. hooo, das da worst..

    kay, two mo'..

    ugly people who jaywalk.. if you goin' jaywalk, at leas' be cute..

    uj


  5. M:

    People who do not drive at a constant speed, they slow down and speed up then slow down.

    People who rubber neck and when they past the accident they still drive slow instead of speeding up the to speed limit.


  6. rayboyjr:

    Howz about this one:

    Intersection Cutter Inner - You're waiting patiently at the intersection because the line of cars on other side hasn't cleared...maybe singing to your favorite song...or checking out the hottie on the sidewalk (oops I digress)... Then, BOOM, another car in the next lane zooms up and cuts in front of you, behind the backed up line of cars and sticking his tail out in the middle of the intersection...WTF!


  7. skycastles:

    Hows 'bout those people who don't know the four-way stop rule and just cut in line even if other people stopped first? Or the ones trying to merge and they go, stop, go, stop, which makes you do the same because you dunno if they coming or going. You goin', just get goin' already. Another one is the peeps who weave in and outta traffic. C'mon, you're not so late that getting there five minutes earlier is gonna help, are you?


  8. NKHEA:

    And the one's dat no can read "Do Not Block Intersection" :evil: :twisted: dey no can even what fo da next light WWD


  9. Miss Pris:

    My biggest pet peeve are the idiots who don't move or take forever to move out of the way when an emergency vehicle is coming from behind and needs to get by in a hurry. I ask you to think about whoever it is inside the vehicle or the person awaiting the arrival of the vehicle.

    I have been in an situation where my daughter and I were in an ambulance....rushing to the hospital. It seemed like an eternity before the idiots moved outta the way and we got to our destination. Have some respect people....MOVE IT OR LOSE IT!!

    Oh...and then another is after the ambulance has passed...the jerks who try to follow the ambulance so that they have a clear path and can also get thru traffic quickly. Have a little patience people...whats the dang rush anyways?


  10. leerah:

    Intersection cutter inner! I like that one...I guess they missed that question on the road test. Hello?! There's a reason why you don't change lanes in an intersection!

    Don't-know-how-to-merge driver. THE SIGN SAYS MERGE! IT DOESN'T SAY YIELD!

    People who don't use their blinkers and they want to cut...and not say thank you.

    "We like the cars, the cars that go BOOM!" NOT! When traffic is super slow, I always end up right by the guy who's DEAF! And always, he playing music I cannot stand!

    The-moke-with-the-monster-truck who thinks he can make me move faster if he make like he going run me over like Gravedigger or Big Foot!

    Ho! I like beef now! :p


  11. leerah:

    But you know, I'll let anyone cut in front me if they flash me a shaka!


  12. zzzzzz:

    Oh…and then another is after the ambulance has passed…the jerks who try to follow the ambulance so that they have a clear path and can also get thru traffic quickly.

    Lawyers.


  13. Rodney:

    Gappers - Those who leave 1 or 2 car lengths of empty space in front of them when they're stopped at a traffic light.

    Rollers - Gappers who slowly roll forward into the huge gap that they leave. Subsequently, you have to move up, then stop. Then move up again, then stop. Then move up... (you get the idea).

    Blinker Savers - The inconsiderate drivers who wait until the light turns green, THEN turn on their left turn blinker. I had a guy tell me that he does that to save on his blinker. I told him that has he ever considered that if those behind him knew ahead of time that he was going to turn left, they would've gone to the other lane?

    Thumpers - The guys with the mega-bass set ups in their car, blasting away the bass - only to be laughed at because their license plate frame is vibrating against their car making a tinny vibration sound.

    Good topic, Ed!


  14. NKHEA:

    Anyone notice the real expensive cars on the road BMW, Benz's, Lexus, Infiniti, etc. nomo blinka's, the car cost so much but they forget to install the blinka's :evil: :twisted:


  15. Coconut Willy:

    The people who don't use their blinkers.

    People who turn on a multiple turn intersection and then cut all the way across.
    Like at Salt Lake Boulevard turning Muaka to Puuloa, then cutting across to get to the Aiea on ramp.

    Butt Heads. Not Beavis.

    People who zip by me only to have to do a hard stop cause the light is RED!

    Bus drivers who play video games. While driving!


  16. M:

    Those drivers that's in the wrong lane or wait till the last minute to change lanes slows down to a crawl waitng to change lanes.

    Those drivers who wants to get into the left turn only lane but is in the wrong lane and is stopped with his left turn signal on while the cars in the left turn only lanes waits for the green arrow and the light is green for the other lane. You know what I mean.


  17. M:

    By the way, your blinker doesn't have a limit on the number of times it blinks. So there's nothing to save.


  18. M:

    Drivers who fly pass me and I stop next to them or behind them at the intersection.

    You know that going fast or rushing, zig zagging in and out of traffic to get to your destination will only save you not more than 5 mintues or less.


  19. uncle jimmy:

    yeah, yeah, yeah...

    all dese piss me off beeg time, bruddah..

    hooo, esp. da blinkahs.. eh, i nevah mine you wen cut me off if you jus' TELL me you goin' cut me off..

    eh, no need dat extra shot of excitement in my day, brah..

    hooo... steamahs..

    uj


  20. World Wide Ed:

    * frankie:
    5. World Wide Ed on the road. Psych! Bwahahaha! Hey, man, facebook me and tell me when is the big date for the wedding!

    Why!? Like race? :P

    * missaloha:
    Broken blinker??? You know the ones who changed lanes one mile ago, but still get the bugga flashin! I wish I had a BB gun to shoot out their tail lights.

    LOL! Good one missaloha! I hate those guys too, esp, when you open up space to let them in. D'oh!

    * uncle jimmy:
    people in da ritzy part of town who t’ink dey own da road..

    "Ritzy"! LOL! I love dat word! Can even be spelled "reetsy" to make um mo funny! Haha!

    * uncle jimmy:
    ugly people who jaywalk.. if you goin’ jaywalk, at leas’ be cute..

    Ho, da brutal unc! Nah, but I feel ya. Haha!

    * M:
    People who rubber neck and when they past the accident they still drive slow instead of speeding up the to speed limit.

    This one I can't stand either M. I'm worse though. I hate rubberneckers period. I always say "Let's keep it moving folks, nothing to see here!"

    * rayboyjr:
    Intersection Cutter Inner - You’re waiting patiently at the intersection because the line of cars on other side hasn’t cleared…maybe singing to your favorite song…or checking out the hottie on the sidewalk (oops I digress)… Then, BOOM, another car in the next lane zooms up and cuts in front of you, behind the backed up line of cars and sticking his tail out in the middle of the intersection…WTF!

    Word rayboyjr! Word! I hate this one too. Sometimes, I cannot talk though cause that's me once in a while. *blush*

    * skycastles:
    Hows ’bout those people who don’t know the four-way stop rule and just cut in line even if other people stopped first?

    Another good one skycastles! Know your role yeah!?

    * NKHEA:
    And the one’s dat no can read “Do Not Block Intersection” dey no can even what fo da next light WWD

    Yeah, esp if they're blocking yo way yeah NKHEA?

    * Miss Pris:
    Oh…and then another is after the ambulance has passed…the jerks who try to follow the ambulance so that they have a clear path and can also get thru traffic quickly. Have a little patience people…whats the dang rush anyways?

    Yeah, this one is irras! I heard this is illegal too. Can anyone confirm if this is true or not?

    * leerah:
    People who don’t use their blinkers and they want to cut…and not say thank you.

    The-moke-with-the-monster-truck who thinks he can make me move faster if he make like he going run me over like Gravedigger or Big Foot!

    Ho! I like beef now! :p

    Yeah, the no thank you one is outs! And Gravedigger or Big Foot!? LOLOL! I used to watch them on ESPN! Too funny!

    * leerah:
    But you know, I’ll let anyone cut in front me if they flash me a shaka!

    I hate when it's someone who doesn't know how... dey try and do one crippled looking shaka. So pathetic! Haha!

    * zzzzzz:
    Lawyers.

    Oooh, you went there eh zzzzzz? :P

    * Rodney:
    Blinker Savers - The inconsiderate drivers who wait until the light turns green, THEN turn on their left turn blinker. I had a guy tell me that he does that to save on his blinker. I told him that has he ever considered that if those behind him knew ahead of time that he was going to turn left, they would’ve gone to the other lane?

    LOL! This one makes me laugh because that's me. Actually, I'm not that bad. When I see someone coming behind me at a stop light, I'll turn it on, but if nobody stay, I "save" my blinker. 8)

    * NKHEA:
    Anyone notice the real expensive cars on the road BMW, Benz’s, Lexus, Infiniti, etc. nomo blinka’s, the car cost so much but they forget to install the blinka’s

    Haha! Nevah noticed dat, but would be sad if it was true! Hehe!

    * Coconut Willy:
    Bus drivers who play video games. While driving!

    Hahahaha! Oh man! Good timing CDubbs. I give you props on that one!

    * M:
    Those drivers who wants to get into the left turn only lane but is in the wrong lane and is stopped with his left turn signal on while the cars in the left turn only lanes waits for the green arrow and the light is green for the other lane. You know what I mean.

    Word up M! I never let those guys in. Step to da rear dear!

    * M:
    By the way, your blinker doesn’t have a limit on the number of times it blinks. So there’s nothing to save.

    Good to know M! :)

    * M:
    Drivers who fly pass me and I stop next to them or behind them at the intersection.

    And den dey look straight forward like they don't know you're staring at them. I just laugh.

    * uncle jimmy:
    hooo, esp. da blinkahs.. eh, i nevah mine you wen cut me off if you jus’ TELL me you goin’ cut me off..

    eh, no need dat extra shot of excitement in my day, brah..

    hooo… steamahs..

    uj

    Haha, sorry unc. Didn't mean to get you riled up! ;)


  21. hanapaa:

    I know I stay kinda late but juss like interject one comment. I stay guilty of trying fo 'cut in', sometimes. You know like wen you no stay shuah of wea you stay goin or your navigator stay lolo and you stay in da left lane but you gotta make one right turn. Mahalo's to all who wen stay len me cut ovah. I know I wen make one solid shaka to you.
    Stay lill bit suprized dat no mo mo posts cuz everybody stay get mo den one peeve. I know I stay get choke. Muss be da road rage ting. No sense get all worked up yeah? Wat chu goin do, get plenny llolo's out deah. OK, pau.


  22. World Wide Ed:

    * hanapaa:
    Stay lill bit suprized dat no mo mo posts cuz everybody stay get mo den one peeve. I know I stay get choke. Muss be da road rage ting. No sense get all worked up yeah? Wat chu goin do, get plenny llolo’s out deah. OK, pau.

    LOL! Double digit comments is actually pretty good fo my blog hanapaa. No tease Louise! Haha! But yeah, I know wot chu mean about the solid shaka. I like when dey know how. Now, go tell all yo friends fo read my blog and comment like mad. :P


  23. uncle jimmy:

    WWE:

    you can always get one rise out of me on the sub-jeck of traffic..

    i live in LA.. hooo, da buggahs stay rude ova heah..

    kutgw..

    uj


  24. World Wide Ed:

    * uncle jimmy:
    you can always get one rise out of me on the sub-jeck of traffic..

    i live in LA.. hooo, da buggahs stay rude ova heah..

    Hooo... L.A. traffic is no joke! Hang in dea unc! :)