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Old 11-02-06, 07:37 AM   #1
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Bad mood before I even make it to work...

Need to make a quick errand before work, so go heading that way from my house in morning and I suddenly realize I went right past the road I had to turn. No big deal, but annoying. It only cost me 5 minutes.

Then I go back down that road to the main road (US 19) and I am on the entrance ramp. There is only one gap coming up in the slow traffic at that point and I'm working in to it. It is in front of a little blue truck with a bunch of wood planks piled up (and not tied down) in a rack coming out of the bed of the truck. I'm getting to the end of the entrance ramp and realize this truck is 3 inches from my door (where my hand is hanging out).

These bastids would not let me in. It's not like I was being a jerk and trying to get up as high as I could...I was coming to the only gap in the line. You are supposed to make gaps for cars on entrance ramp. This son of a biatch came VERY CLOSE to ramming me right into the cement wall. I yelled "what the fok are you doing, arsehole" as both our windows were down.

I heard them laugh and yell something back.

Then I was behind them all the way to work...every once in a while the guy in passenger seat (who I was closest to when I tried to get on road) would flick me a bird.

Geesh.....it's a bad day already and I just got to work.
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Old 11-02-06, 07:49 AM   #2
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You're in FL, you could have shot the bastids!
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that is why i dont own a gun, i would of
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Nah. A shooting would have only earned a minute or two during the 11:00 news. A squirt bottle of gasoline and a lighter would have gotten more press and taught the ****bags they need to be more considerate. Plus, there aren't any anti-gasoline-squirt-bottle lobbyists who are looking for a reason to take gasoline squirt bottles away from people who only use them responsibly for hunting, recreation, and home defense.
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that is why i dont own a gun, i would of
Same here.
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Sorry about KT. People suck these days. Especially on the roads.
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It's really amazing how much someone can piss you off when you're driving. I've been there, man.
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I don't know, sounds like you were trying to "cut in line", so to speak, to me. The guy has no obligation to let you in, even though it would have been a nice gesture. Maybe you should try to coordinate your move a little more ahead of time. Personally, I wouldn't have let you in either.

Yep, I'm the ******* who will block the entire left lane of traffic on the interstate when there is construction or something causing everything to go down to one lane. Well, you know how everyone tries to run up to the very front? I take my spot in the right hand lane for a minute or so, then ease over and stay at the same pace so the guy behind me knows what I'm doing and holds my spot there. People that are trying to jump up to the front get pissed. I could care less.
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Sorry to hear about your bad morning KT.

I used to have days like this everyday....that's a huge part of why I am not in any real hurry to get a car now...my stress levels went way down.

Hey, at the end of the day, see if you cen get a nice bike ride in...that might cheer you up! Heck, go play with the dogs
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Old 11-02-06, 09:40 AM   #10
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I don't know, sounds like you were trying to "cut in line", so to speak, to me. The guy has no obligation to let you in, even though it would have been a nice gesture. Maybe you should try to coordinate your move a little more ahead of time. Personally, I wouldn't have let you in either.
I wasn't trying to "cut in line", I was on an entrance ramp to the road and going for the ONLY gap there. I thought the gap was there because he was letting me get in (like you SHOULD do when somebody is on the entrance ramp...otherwise you are causing a possible nasty accident making somebody jam on their brakes at the end of an entrance ramp).
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well, you could look at it this way: the one bad, tacky thing of the day happened before 0900! The rest of the day should be golden, you think? So very smart of you to get that overwith so early. Bravo!
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I like to imagine people's heads as soup. Put them in a big pot of water with a placid look on their face. Have a potato or some other random vegetable float by and just gently bounce off their head.

Ah, a good imagination. It helps me feel better. And I like soup, too!
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Old 11-02-06, 10:00 AM   #13
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Cummon, dude. Carrots have a MUCH higher humor potential than potaties.
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I wasn't trying to "cut in line", I was on an entrance ramp to the road and going for the ONLY gap there. I thought the gap was there because he was letting me get in (like you SHOULD do when somebody is on the entrance ramp...otherwise you are causing a possible nasty accident making somebody jam on their brakes at the end of an entrance ramp).
Who cares if you were cutting in line, is this effing 2nd grade? The truck sounds like it was slow and you should have had the right to go around it, or in front of it. But of course the guy is being an ahole. I would have changed lanes and went ahead of him. In Ca everyone's so damn busy, that if they don't like your speed they'll be around you before you can even turn your head.
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sorry KT! mean people s***!
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Old 11-02-06, 10:27 AM   #16
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I would have changed lanes and went ahead of him.
Changed to what lane? I was on an entrance ramp and the gap in front of his truck was the ONLY place I did have to go.

Instead I damn near get run into the cement wall, end up stopped half in the emergency lane (which was only about half vehicle width wide) and half on road.

Luckily the person behind the idiot was nice enough to let me in.
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Changed to what lane? I was on an entrance ramp and the gap in front of his truck was the ONLY place I did have to go.

Instead I damn near get run into the cement wall, end up stopped half in the emergency lane (which was only about half vehicle width wide) and half on road.

Luckily the person behind the idiot was nice enough to let me in.
Were you not getting on the freeway, or was it a one lane highway?
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Were you not getting on the freeway, or was it a one lane highway?
It's not a freeway, but it is multiple lanes.

Maybe you aren't getting the picture....he was in the closest lane where I enter at....the gap in front of him was the ONLY gap I had to get on the road at all.


When I did get on, I was behind him for a bit, but eventually I went around his jalopy (red neck truck carrying a bunch of lumber that was not tied down). When I went around, I noticed that he seemed to either follow me or be going the sam way because he turned off at the same service road I did and was behind me all the way until I turned in to where I work.

I just hope he wasn't truly following me and I walk out to my truck this afternoon to slashed tires or something.
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Maybe you aren't getting the picture....he was in the closest lane where I enter at....the gap in front of him was the ONLY gap I had to get on the road at all.

I for one definitely wasn't getting the picture. I thought you were trying to get OFF the interstate, not on, and instead of picking a spot to get over a decent ways back you sped up to the very exit expecting to jump right over in traffic. Sorry for the misunderstanding
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Yea I was confused too, sorry about that kt. Hope you have a great day, and go check those tires for slashage!
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I for one definitely wasn't getting the picture. I thought you were trying to get OFF the interstate, not on, and instead of picking a spot to get over a decent ways back you sped up to the very exit expecting to jump right over in traffic. Sorry for the misunderstanding
Thanks for checking back....I was wondering why you were just being a jerk about it. Glad we were both wrong.

Had I done what you thought, I agree it would have been my fault.
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Need to make a quick errand before work, so go heading that way from my house in morning and I suddenly realize I went right past the road I had to turn. No big deal, but annoying. It only cost me 5 minutes.

Then I go back down that road to the main road (US 19) and I am on the entrance ramp. There is only one gap coming up in the slow traffic at that point and I'm working in to it. It is in front of a little blue truck with a bunch of wood planks piled up (and not tied down) in a rack coming out of the bed of the truck. I'm getting to the end of the entrance ramp and realize this truck is 3 inches from my door (where my hand is hanging out).

These bastids would not let me in. It's not like I was being a jerk and trying to get up as high as I could...I was coming to the only gap in the line. You are supposed to make gaps for cars on entrance ramp. This son of a biatch came VERY CLOSE to ramming me right into the cement wall. I yelled "what the fok are you doing, arsehole" as both our windows were down.

I heard them laugh and yell something back.

Then I was behind them all the way to work...every once in a while the guy in passenger seat (who I was closest to when I tried to get on road) would flick me a bird.

Geesh.....it's a bad day already and I just got to work.
hehehe. I had that hapene to me at 70mph in San Antonio, first time I entered 281 by myself . Truck Drivers are *******s and it has to be remembered they WILL MURDER and won't have any regrets
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I don't know, sounds like you were trying to "cut in line", so to speak, to me. The guy has no obligation to let you in, even though it would have been a nice gesture. Maybe you should try to coordinate your move a little more ahead of time. Personally, I wouldn't have let you in either.

Yep, I'm the ******* who will block the entire left lane of traffic on the interstate when there is construction or something causing everything to go down to one lane. Well, you know how everyone tries to run up to the very front? I take my spot in the right hand lane for a minute or so, then ease over and stay at the same pace so the guy behind me knows what I'm doing and holds my spot there. People that are trying to jump up to the front get pissed. I could care less.
That lane is legally usable until it is blocked off. The people who pass you in it are not cutting in line, they're using a lane they're entitled to use. I read about a study done in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area a few years back that determined that if people would use all of the usable lanes and merge at the last minute, traffic would flow faster, meaning that delays would be shorter. Unfortunately there are a-holes like you who think otherwise.
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