There oughta be a law!

Thanks to the wonderful world of Muni I haven’t had to move my car for over 3 weeks. What utter bliss it has been! Until today that is… I’ve been sick and had to go to work today so being locked in a rolling meat tube with a ton of strangers isn’t the best thing with an immune system that’s seen better days. So I pulled out the old beastie to drive to work and after about a quarter mile I rememebred why I’m so in love with Public Transportation. There was construction all the way in so that was annoying enough but the real point of annoyance were the assholes who like to block a lane and think that turning on their hazards makes it all ok. Like they turn invisible or something. Like blocking half or a third of the road in morning rush hour is peachy keen-o if you just turn on your blinkers. And I can look past it at times if it’s mid-day but during high traffic times if you block a lane you should get a big fat ass ticket with bells on it. If you gotta stop find a driveway to pull into or pull your ass off the main street to a side street. I’ve lived in a lot of big cities and this is the only one where this is totally condoned and I just don’t get it. It’s an amazing traffic hazard to other drivers making merge bottlenecks turning your fellow drivers into bigger assholes than they generally are. Because face it, once we get behind the wheel we all get a little rush of the asshole hormone. Some more than others. So the next person to run for city office that promises to ban rush hour traffic blockages and ticket the bastards back to the bike path gets my vote!

3 Comments so far

  1. Morey (unregistered) on January 21st, 2005 @ 11:32 pm

    Just be glad there is no SF-based TV series going on right now. A few years ago we had a show called “Nash Bridges”, that nobody in the city had ever seen, but we all knew about. They blocked half the street in central areas of the city on a regular basis.

  2. Jason D- (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2005 @ 12:11 am

    Dude, try living in LA. That happens every damn day there. The worst is when they close down your favorite restaurant when you had your heart set on it. That or when they shut down Hollywood Blvd every other day for a premier or something. Damn the entertainment industry! Burn your TVs!!!! :-)

  3. cd (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2005 @ 2:05 am

    I’ll go you one better – or at least, on par. I grew up in a part of LA that doubles as pretty much everywhere – frequently SF, as a matter of fact. (If you’ve ever seen the Usual Suspects or The Rock – major parts of both – nearly all, in the case of Suspects – were filmed there).

    My home there was adjacent to a former military base that films crews just LOVED to use for, well, blowing shit up. They’re supposed to give notice, but not always. So we’d wake up to arc lights in the window and live ammo, helicopters, and other sundry small arms explosions. Always seemed to happen during finals, too . . .

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