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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Oops! I forgot

It's Sunday night. Please post your nominations for the Weekly Behavior Awards.

Remember the categories, as always, are Best Behavior and Biggest Bum.

Bronchitikat has already given us one nomination. Let's try to get more.

Either way I'll post the "winners" in a couple of hours.

Peace and hair grease.


  • Maybe I'm too late, but I encountered a bum this morning on my drive to work...
    I pull out of my apartment complex with plenty of time before the next cars on that stretch of road reach me. Suddenly, one of them overtakes me, probably going 70 mph in a 45 mph zone. This guy ends up slowed down in traffic like the rest of us going through 4 or 5 lights. I see him turn on his signal near the next interstate ramp, but he does not move over and eventually turns off his signal. We head down to the next light after the overpass. He's still in front of me in the same lane, but I squeeze by in the last space in the left turn lane. At this point, he starts to move over precisely when I pull up next to him so I honk to let him know I'm there in case he didn't see me. He proceeds to honk back and gesture frantically like I took his space in line! Now when I pulled up in the turn lane, he was still fully in the driving lane and did NOT have his signal on. Yet somehow, he made it seem like I had just cut him off so he drives up to the light like a maniac when it turns green and muscles his way in at the front of the turn lane, probably almost causing a crash. People, is it really too hard to turn around at the next light if you're so stupid that you can't get over when you're supposed to? The sad thing is, drivers do this all the time here like if they miss their turn, their life comes to an end.

    By Anonymous Adlib, at 10:44 AM  

  • That the guy even used his turn signal for a moment in Miami is quite incredible.

    By Blogger Miamista, at 6:58 PM  

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