The Monday Peeve 12

Monday Peeve kitty

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the #TMP tag, and link back to me (or not ~ I dgaf), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen! I have feelings!

I could do all my peeves about driving, but I don’t want to be a boring boring. Now, I’m not the world’s greatest driver. I don’t have the fastest reflexes. My depth perception has never been fab. I make up for these things by being more cautious, which is a good trait in any case. I don’t mean I drive way under the speed limit, but I do stick pretty close to the speed limit, which in California makes other drivers really angry. Nothing makes some man in a truck more enraged than having to obey the law as he exits the freeway. What a horrible inconvenience! Why, I might have delayed him by a fraction of a second. He’ll show his displeasure by aggressively tailgating me. That’s so dangerous, but I don’t speed up to make him happy. I just get peeved.


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31 responses to “The Monday Peeve 12

  1. Oh God, do I relate Paula. Here in England the same thing happens. Hubby sticks to the speed limits but also he is a disabled driver, so speeding is a no no for him. We don’t go too slow, but simply stick to the speed limits. And DO we get abused! Big time! So I too am peeved. Love this idea Paula. I am peeved this morning but I can’t post it here lol. I got a lousy comnent this morning that I deleted. But I didn’t need it today! That’s my beef and I’m saying no more lol.

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  2. I think my biggest driving pet peeve is people who slowly meander while doing left turns. Get the hell out of the intersection so I can make it through too!

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  3. It doesn’t matter if you do the speed limit, that guy in the truck will be mad at you and tailgate even if you were 10 or 15 over…I try to stick 5 to 10 over (depending) and have people angry at me all of the time. Oh well.

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  4. Getting angry while driving is very dangerous. Stay safe. I totally get you.

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  5. There are so many driving peeves, and so little bandwidth. The main problem seems to be that everyone thinks they need to hurry. Otherwise it’s just like the Internet–too much anonymity making us feel free to revert to our default angry-monkey mode.

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  6. I give you credit for handling those highways at all. I know I couldn’t do it. I have driven NY highways and never had road rage when I lived out there. I moved back to my home state of NJ, and that’s when I developed road rage. People in NJ drive with their heads up their arse a majority of the time. Can’t even blame the weather conditions anymore. People simply drive like idiots here.

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  8. I know those trucks!! I slow down on purpose 😈 They hate my Prius and my bumper stickers🤷🏼‍♀️ I hate their big stupid trucks and their attitudes😝

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  9. I live in a reasonably nice neighborhood, settled by young families in the 1960s and 70s hence there are still some old folks hanging about. They drive like seasoned veterans while I drive like me and there’s a weird consequence to this in that sometimes I’m just driving along and the person in front of me pulls over and then pulls out again behind me and I’m all, what, I was tailgating you and you pulled over? Are you f’g kidding me? And then I calm down and realize, oh, they just think I’m an asshole, and who knows, they could be right. But I don’t TAILgate, exactly, I just, you know, remain positioned and alert for opportunities, yeah.

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    • Don, if you lived where I did in Kansas, you would NOT like the response you get when you tailgate, either deliberately or accidentally–the “victim” of the tailgating routinely slows down to about 10 mph under, if a controlled passive aggressive fit of civil obedience, and won’t stop until you let up and get about 15 car lengths behind them. Used to drive me bananas.

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    • Lol! It’s not a big thing at low speeds but on the freeway it’s scary because you know they might not be able to stop in time if everything comes to a halt.


      • If it wasn’t so scary, it would be comical to watch drivers in Kansas City behave like this when we have such a mild rush hour, and such short commute distances that reward even the most aggressive, a__hole drivers a mere one or two minutes of extra time when they get home (hard to understand) or to work (really hard to understand.)

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  11. Driving seems like everyone’s peeves!

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  12. I always leave plenty of room in front of me, so I can stop if need be. There are so many people that tailgate, like as if that is going to help them reach their destination any faster. There are a lot of motorcycles here in Florida and I always make sure that I don’t follow too close behind them, which would make a messy end getting run over by a car.

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  13. Dumb ass drivers are a pet peeve of mine. We have had a hideous 24 hours of freezing rain, then ice pellets and then masses of snow. And the idiots abound. Toronto had 500 accidents in a 24 hour period. Probably at least 250 of them were people doing the right thing that got whacked by some driver doing the wrong thing. That’s my peeve for Monday. Thanks!

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  14. Grrr, drivers, grr … l get peeved at how so very little politeness there is on the roads these days!!

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