Girlfriend in Tacoma

Aug. 2, 2008 at 10:07am

Stupidity on wheels...

(random bits of odd.)

So yesterday a dude and his kid are riding bikes.  I know, Awwwwwwww.  Only, dude is riding no-handed, no helmet, a' la 1970-s cool person.  And he's weeblin', wobblin', and I'm almost certain he'll fall down.  And the best of it?  He and the kid are in the bike lane, right close to traffic, *going in the wrong direction.*

(why do motorists hate bikes, I wonder, when these two stars serve as such fabulous ambassadors?)

--And then, on to why motorists hate motorists on cell phones (while gabbing on their own cells)  --Observed on 30th St, near Proctor, a woman in her car, behind the wheel, lighting a cigarette, talking on her cell phone.  Light has turned green, she's oblivious, adn beside that, her hands and attention are otherwise engaged. 

The 7 cars behind her are not amused

comments [5]  |  posted under how not to act, Tacoma. roads

Comments

by Mandiferous on 8/2/2008 @ 9:04pm
I've always wondered when it is appropriate to honk at people sitting at green lights. Do I count to 3? I've been stuck behind people so distracted at green lights that they will finally realize what's happening, speed through a yellow, and leave me stuck at the red light again.

BTW, I have some great shots of The Kid frolicking in the waves today. I can't remember your email, so shoot me a message at veridicus_photo @ comcast .net and I'll send you the photobucket link.

by jcbetty on 8/2/2008 @ 10:29pm
you. rock.--will email shortly (and I think, as soon as you feel fidgety-- it's appropriate to honk. Because doubtless, the people behind you feel fidgety too, and are also nervous about appropriate honk waits.)

by AngelaJossy on 8/2/2008 @ 11:55pm
I find the short honk (more of a tiny beep really) to be a polite way to say,"Oops, you might want to look up now, the light seems to have changed!"

It seems more smiley than say a longer honk which has more of a "Hey Dipwad! Move your fricken car!!!!!" kind of feel to it.


by fredo on 8/3/2008 @ 9:37am
Just give a friendly bump with your car. That's why they call them bumpers.

by Erik on 8/3/2008 @ 9:42am
I find the short honk (more of a tiny beep really) to be a polite way to say,"Oops, you might want to look up now, the light seems to have changed!"

Good idea. I suggest restraint to newcomers to Tacoma who want to lay on the horn.

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