Traffic Pet Peeves (St. Croix)
I agree overall this is a much nicer place to drive then where we all come from. But we wouldn't be human if we didn't have complaints. And joking about them is a good way to handle it.
Why do people feel the need to drive with their fog lights on when there's no fog? It seems most of the folks who do so also have badly aimed headlights, so the fog lights just compound the problem. I can't remember the last time I saw a good fog on STX. My car came with fog lights, but they've never been turned on.
It's cool. Unless there is a newer word.
Fog lights probably got short circuited by the THUMP THUMP THUMP from the subwoofer!
Heck, most roads I end up traversing would take out a set of low hung fog lamps quicker than ...
...the erroding work ethic of a transplanted mainlander?
...a beverage consumed at the deep-end during happy hour?
....the shift change at Hovensa? (think traditional LeMans style starts)
[....ok, I'm joking here, fill in your own ammusing line...]
And then there are the headlights (and other assorted lights) that have a very shiny backing and almost a light blue tint. Blinding!!, even in daylight.
One of the most amusing is the little cars that are soooooo low to the ground, they have to slow to a crawl and go sideways over even the smallest speed bump or just uneven surface in the road. I guess that must be awesome too, not just plain ridiculous. Almost forgot...the driver is usually so reclined in the driver's seat you can't see him (always a him) from the side of the car. I would think that would have to slow reaction time, yes?? Oh yeah, he's also talking on his cell phone.(td)
I don`t know, the taxi stopping in the middle of the road, a car doing the same,(both inconsiderate to ALL behind him/her) the night of the living dead person wandering around in the middle of the street on the phone who`s lost in space...
Where I came from, if you were to suddenly stop in the middle of the road & inconsiderately mess with everyone behind you, you or your car better be dead or it would be!
We have all gone through culture shock here such as getting the evil eye for lack of greeting with a good morning/afternoon/evening , from the very same people who don`t acknowledge a thank you with a your welcome(so I PUSH MY manors on those).
I wish the Virgin Islander well when he arrives at my former turf & suddenly stops in the middle of the road for no good reason!
I think he/she would have a very hard time eeking out a good morning with no teeth & a broken jaw after meeting the business end of a car jack & politely given a YO, YOUR WELCOME afterwords!!
Ah, I know we wrote about it before, the manor thing is kind of cool(but it must go both ways!)
We must respect each other!
Traffic lights in post-Soviet Georgia are considered mere suggestions. Hope it's better in STX.