Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dear South Carolina drivers...

If you are driving on a major road and see MULTIPLE traffic signs that clearly say "Incident ahead. Left lane closed", then that probably means you should put your blinker on, and get in the right lane.

Choosing to stay in the left lane and breeze by everyone else, then get up to the 'incident', stop almost completely and put on your blinker then (if you put your blinker on at all - this is a blog post for another day... #petpeeve) and wait for some chump to finally let you over (and you better wave thank you dangit! Yet another post for another day. #petpeeve) -- this is why there's traffic!

Bottom part of sign didn't show in pic - but clearly says, "Left lane blocked".
Check out all the cars in the left lane! Grr.

Then, when you drive by said 'incident' and completely turn your neck 90 degrees to the side, brake, and gawk at said 'incident' (which is usually just a minor car accident).... this is why there's traffic!

Oh, and check out the genius that is this major intersection in Mt. Pleasant currently undergoing construction... granted, it desperately needs the upgrade and once it's all said and done, it will be so much better (here's hoping)... but until then, they've...um... really screwed up this intersection... a stop light within a stop light? So, yes, I fear for my life every time I have to navigate this intersection...yikes!

Hey Mr. Stoplight, I would love to accelerate and go,
but there are still cars driving through!

And, is it really only Wednesday? I actually went through half the day today convinced it was Thursday... doh! And did my car really say it was over 100 degrees outside? :-/

Phew..ok. I feel better  Rant Over. :)

How about something cute and positive?

My little eskimo puppy - all curled up in the sheets.

11 comments:

Turtles and Pearls said...

Biggest pet peeve is when people obviously know the lane is closing, but wait until it closes to FINALLY move over! Ugh!

Erica said...

hahhaha....gotta love incidents on the bridges. Good times :) Your pup looks so cute all bundled up!

lindsey said...

Totally random, but I see that you're reading Breaking Dawn...How are you liking it?? I started reading it a few days ago and I'm kind of on the fence about it. :/

Angela Noelle said...

Uggggh. I am so over that construction. I know they're making progress, but it just feels like it's getting worse instead of better. It will be a huge improvement once it's done, but the WHOLE road being under construction at the same time has been awful.

Sarah said...

I hear you. I personally HATE the drive-waytoofast-on-the-shoulder-when-there's-an-accident drivers. Why do you think that's okay?!

Palm Trees, Pearls, and Everything Southern said...

I REFUSE to let people over that wait to get over until the last minute, it drives me CRAZY!!! It was 99 degrees here in Aiken. WAY to hot!

DSS said...

Do you know that when those people speed by me on the left, and then want me to let them merge I pretend to not see them and don't let them over :-o I know that isn't very nice, but they know exactly what they are doing. And it makes me feel just a little bit better to not be that chump :)

Tara said...

South Carolina drivers are the WORST! I've lived all over the east coast and the only place that had drivers nearly this bad was Orlando, and that's only because so many of them were tourists and didn't know where they were going.

Ruth said...

Those are some of my pet peeved too. I won't let anyone in if they wait to get over after not paying attention. Another pet peeve is when someone puts their singal on to move over and starts to at the same time. Just because you have a signal on doesn't mean that it is clear to move. I am surprised I have not had more wrecks from idiots doing that.

Rebecca said...

So beautiful! SO happy I stumbled across your blog and found such a lovely site to follow =]
Im form alabama too!! =]

Heather said...

That intersection is aweful! I drive through it every day on my way to work. I worry there's going to be some kind of collision!!