Friday, January 22, 2010

It's not just for looks...

Dear Virginia drivers,

I'm sure that you have a lot of things on your mind right now. There's the situation in Haiti, our new governor, the apparent surge in deaths/murders early this year and of course the economy.

I get it.

What I don't get is why you are so distracted and/or lazy that you cannot be bothered to use your turn signal. T-u-r-n s-i-g-n-a-l.

You look confused...allow me to explain.

Typically it's a lever right next to your steering wheel that goes up or down. If you move it up or down it signals, hence the name, to other drivers that you are in fact moving either left or right.

I know it may not matter to you as you already know where you are headed; however I wasn't born with physic ability. You can't send brain waves to me to let me know that you need to maneuver your car in my way.

Yes, yes I know. You are already multi-tasking in the car. Listening to your ipod, chatting with your boyfriend's ex sister-in-law while smoking a cigarette that you will promptly toss out the window because heaven forbid that ghastly substance stay in your car and besides it looks so damn lovely on the roadside, and trying to digest a Subway foot long as if your life depended on it.

I understand all of that is VERY important during your road trip but please find in your heart to move that lever either up or down. Preferably before you are where you already want to be. Because turning it on once you've cut me off is not sufficient. At. All.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Brandy, aka the lady who just cussed you and yo' momma

15 comments:

Heather said...

Yep, this is a pet peeve of mine, too. Unfortunately, it does not only affect Virginia drivers. Ohio people are just as lazy/distracted/just-plain-rude as those in your state.

Maybe some people can't afford the "turn-signal upgrade" on their cars?

Christina said...

and while you are at it..... please turn the damn thing off after you turn or merge into another lane. Thanks ;-)

foxy said...

Thanks for putting this out there, Brandy! I'm behind you 100%. I hate bad, discourteous drivers who think they're the only one on the road.

Reaper said...

omg i see the same problem here.. please recall all those Virginia drivers... *grins*

TentCamper said...

oh...sorry. Those are just the a-holes that I kicked out of California. Sorry that they ended up in your hood.

BTW...I thought that your first line read..."Dear Vagina Divers"....need more coffee...or glasses.

CaraBee said...

Oh man does that bug me. Is it really so hard to use a turn signal? My favorite is when I see cops making turns and lane changes without their signal. I want to do a citizen arrest. I'm betting that would probably not go over well. Effing pigs. (Just kidding, I LOVE cops! One of my hubs' best friends is a copper. I just wish they'd use their gd turn signal.)

shortmama said...

LOL at least I know its not just AZ

Too Many Hats said...

I just hate that!!! I hope someone is listening.

mommaof4wife2r said...

if only were as smart as us...right?!

Shannon said...

Tell 'em, sister!

Lorie said...

I like to scream out the window..."were turn signals an option on that model you chose not to upgrade to???" !!!!!!!

blueviolet said...

I know exactly what you're talking about with the blinker being used when it doesn't even matter anymore!!!

Shelley said...

Pet peeve number 22. I realize that they are afraid to wear it out, but using it twice a day does not wear the lever out.
And perhaps their model of car was cheaper at the dealership because they didn't put one in the car? Nah, they're just lazy butts who annoy the crap out of me.

Angie H. said...

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!
It ain't just in Virginia....

The Royal Family said...

yeah so i'm not a virgina driver so i guess this doesn't apply

LOL