Raising a little stink over bad driving



“You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said ‘Parking Fine.’ —  Tommy Cooper quotes 

There are drivers out there who believe themselves to be experienced , safe, courteous vehicle operators. They stop for red lights, allow pedestrians the right of way at crossways and are generally happy with their performance behind the wheel of their automobiles. These are also the same folks who try to gain access to blocked roadways under construction  by squeezing through or around safety warning signage meant to protect their lives. They are not inebriated drivers. Merely people trying to shave a few minutes off their travel time to work. —  gc

T H E   L A N D   O F   T W E E D L E D U M B

For one week I stationed myself near this street corner during the early morning rush hours of 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

The guilty drivers were both male and female and were between the ages of 30 and 55  years-of-age.

A few valiantly tried to squeeze their cars between the curve and the warning sign. The space was less than 30 inches. One woman  tried a number of times to get through but finally gave up when her vehicle climbed over the curb and she got stuck there. She asked a number of the nearby road construction crew for an assist.

As her vehicle was being set free all she said was “I thought I got get through.”  No remorse just confusion.

I spoke with other members of the work crew and they assured me that her actions were not that sinister. Many times drivers would actually hit the signage and then realize they were on a street with no exit.

You really have to wonder what does fill the space between these folks ears?




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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

9 Comments on Raising a little stink over bad driving

  1. once I’ve read the most stupid (I’ve heard) explanation of an accident given by the driver: ” I hit the tree which wasn’t there” 😄

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  2. Gerry, this is funny. Perhaps it’s best we don’t know about that space between their ears…

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  3. There used to be an old radio show called “The Shadow”. Before each episode a voice would say “Who know what lurks in the minds of men?”

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