It’s kind of amazing to me that anyone would drive their car, and choose not to signal whatever it is they’re about to do in their two ton plus vehicle. Why anyone would not avail themselves of any, and all, protective edge they can get against some idiot smashing into their kidneys is waaaaay beyond my way of thinking. To take it a bit further, I’ll go as far as to say I think we should all wave huge fucking banners that say things like “I’m turning here so please don’t crash into me and destroy my liver.” That’s how far I’ll go on the signaling issue, that far.
Of course when one hand is on the wheel and the other is hanging out the window, or dialing a cell phone, or holding a cigarette, or draped over the back of the passenger seat, or fondling someone’s hand (or any other body part) how could anyone be just so darned bothered as to go to the terrific effort to move that other hand that’s connected to that other arm – just to do a sissy thing like signaling…sheeesh. It’s just so darn inconvenient. There are two things that really piss me off as a driver, and I drive a lot. (Where I live walking is practically a criminal offense, and the only people who do walk are hookers.) One of these piss-me-off things is the aforementioned not signaling, and the other is having to drive behind a huge fucking SUV which is like following a moving wall, and which blocks one’s what’s-up-ahead vision quite effectively, and quite often contains just one person – sometimes a very small person – but that’s another story. And if I’m behind a huge fucking SUV and, to boot, they don’t signal, I can, and have, become apoplectic, and I tell you – it is not an attractive look.
Is this another indication that people’s common sense has deserted them? Why – and I’ve seen this time and time again – with your children in your car wouldn’t you want to flash a signal letting all and sundry know you are going to make that left into oncoming traffic? Does it require too much effort? Is it uncool? Does your car not have signals? Do you wish to gamble…play Honda roulette? I will admit I am a very fast driver. I admit that I sometimes do things that make my friends in the car…nervous – shall we say. But I always signal my intentions, and I never get upset at people who drive in the same manner – because they are signalling and telling me, in effect, “hey pal, I’m goin’ here, so don’t you go here because there ain’t enough room in that there “here” there”for the both of us.” I understand this, and I respect someone who drives this way. It’s the idiots who drive as if there’s no one else on the road but them, and they can go any which way they care to, and you don’t have to know where it is they’re goin’ because it’s none of your business. So there!
And the real galling thing about these kinds of inconsiderate fools is that they usually cause the accident that almost kills you, and they continue on their merry way blissfully ignorant of the whole thing while you try to push your heart back down out of your throat. And yes – I’m that crazy guy you cut in front of – without signaling – who yells out his car window “hey asshole, did you ever hear of a signal?”- Which almost always gets me the finger – which I also find interesting in a sociological study-of-the-brain-of-a-moron kind of way. That’s how I feel about it. How do you feel about it?
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