Ok, some real canned heat today:
What is it with the little plastic thingy on the checkout line? I’m usually in the express lanes where no one has all that much and someone will be checking out and I’ll be tired of carrying whatever it is I have and I put my three or four things in a clump at the end of the checkout and invariably someone will grab that little doohickey and slam it down between my junk and theirs~! There could be fully 2 feet of space on the belt and yet people always feel compelled to put that thing down. What is the fear? That they’ll rip you off by ringing up a 22 pound turkey that you didn’t buy? It’s a form of insecurity really.
I can honestly say, I have never in my life, so much as TOUCHED the little plastic divider, and I’m ok…aren’t I?
The other item up for rants today is the lack of decorum on the roads and in particular, the lack of respect for the double yellow in the middle of the road. Even more specific is the guy who will pull out into YOUR lane; into oncoming traffic, to make a little jog around a guy who is turning. Totally unnecessary and actually quite dangerous. Guys who do this don’t make up even a FOOT of extra distance traveled. Look at one the next time they do it–they don’t get around any faster whatsoever. They DO invade your lane and basically threaten you, but they don’t care. It’s more of a statement, as in: “…are you now fully outta my way, Aunt Bee? I should be going faster, why weren’t you?”
It’s pretty high school. Do drivers realize that they have a duty to stay in their lane? And if they are passing the garbage truck, it’s their duty to see if the other side is clear and not just to pull out in a game of jailhouse, “…I-beat-you-so-I’m-going-first-ha-ha”. If you can’t get all the way around the obstruction and back into your lane before encountering a car in the oncoming lane, you are supposed to stay put.
Drive civilized. We’re not in jail. It’s not a video game. Just because you CAN do it, doesn’t mean we want you to do it.