Stupid People

Stupid People

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 11:12 am

I am sure this topic is somewhere else on the forum under another heading maybe but I just have to vent!! This morning the roads were really bad but they didn't delay the school opening in my area. One of my girls text ed me about all the accidents and how a 10 minute ride to school took them 52 minutes. I had to go out shortly there after and was aware of the conditions due to TV and radio reports. I passed 2 accidents in my 8 mile trip. On the ride home I had a Mercedes climb up my ass and then pass me on a blind curve. Two minutes later a Nissan passed the tractor trailer and box truck that were travelling behind me as well as myself. Holy Sh** batman how stupid do you have to be??? I told my wife should we pass those A**holes up the road the tow strap is staying put in the back of the truck. If you are dumb enough to kill yourself so be it but you have no right to take out innocent people with you!!! Pissed me off something fierce. They were going too fats to get plate numbers and the rain was coming down too hard to see all that well anyway!!! Why can't we just shoot the stupid ones??!! NWB
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Re: Stupid People

PostBy: NJJoe On: Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 11:33 am

Ugh, I know what you mean. I live in NH and going north on Everett Tnpk the other day during the big snowstorm was the worst. Plows had not cleared the roads so I'm in the middle lane that had been traveled in the most and some of the asphalt below was visible. Left and right lanes on either side were far worse. So here comes this ford explorer and creeps up my ass and indicated he wants me to go faster. I have a Jetta and I'm not going faster than 30 mph so screw you pal! I put my hazards on and tap my brakes a little bit to let him know this is as fast as I'm going. He backs off and then changes lanes into almost a foot deep snow and guns it. Well he starts fishtailing and if I had not slowed down even more, he would have slid and fishtailed into my lane and struck me. :shock: :o What an *censored*. He regains control and leaves me behind doing probably 60 in the middle of a near blizzard! I was secretly hoping to pass this genius' truck upside down in a ditch with the wheels still spinning and him looking at his wrecked truck with stupid unbeleivable expression on his dumb face. :x :mad: :mad3:

Re: Stupid People

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 11:45 am

I see it all the time and they fact that your buddy was in an SUV makes him invincible!!! Glad you slowed down and were safe. It is very selfish of them to drive so recklessly!
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 11:56 am

This also goes the other way too.

I've been stuck behind people going so unreasonably slow that I HAD to pass them. I swear these people do it on purpose .. because if there's room to pass, they speed up! :mad:

I've had *censored* decide to drag race me when I went to pass, turning an otherwise safe passage into a very dangerous game of chicken. Like it was some insult to them that I could drive at a faster rate. People suck .... that's why I stay home if given the choice. :roll:
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Re: Stupid People

PostBy: Canaan coal man On: Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 10:29 am

Hey nwbuilder,
I know this is a bit off topic but hows it going. Your channing 3 that you sold me a few years ago is doing great. How do you like your boiler set up?
Canaan coal man
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Re: Stupid People

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 10:53 am

I'm glad to hear it is working out for you,I have wondered how you were getting along with it. My boiler is my best friend these days. 72° in the house on the coldest days and I'm not paying $4.30 a gallon for oil!!
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PostBy: KLook On: Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 12:25 pm

I left a small job 3.5 miles from my house on a major artery here yeseterday. 4 hrs later, I got off and worked my way through some neighborhoods to make it home. I was towing a 14 enclosed trailer. The things I saw was amazing. I got out of my truck at one intersection on a slope and tried to coach people. Turns out 2 other guys joined me and one was from Waterville ME. :lol: The lack of understanding of how their brakes worked and how to use the engine to brake was enlightening. Most women did not even know they had locked the tires up and that is why they could not steer.

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Re: Stupid People

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 12:49 pm

I have friends who moved down South and they often convey stories of people loosing their minds over an inch or two of snow. They just don't know what to do. I went to visit my brother 25 years ago down in Ashville NC and they had a freak snowstorm, 2 or 3 inches. I went out to get some stuff at the grocery store and people looked at me like I was insane. No one was on the roads, everyone was walking and looked scared to even be doing that. I got quite the chuckle out of it.
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PostBy: WNY On: Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 1:51 pm

you guys watch the news this morning, Atlanta is shutdown, tons of accidents, etc...a lot of problems down south. Then they say the truckers should have put chains on their trucks, because of all the jackknifed ones.
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Re: Stupid People

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 5:42 pm

Add this guy to the list..


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PostBy: CoalHeat On: Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 10:22 pm

Oh like the person in the Audi wagon that changed lanes from the middle to the right lane yesterday on Route 80? Unfortunately I was in the right lane. My reactions are automatic for the most part, I guess I'm just used to it. No horn, no aggression, just moved over on to the shoulder and slowed down. Maybe I was half asleep...or just expecting moves like that.
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 11:08 pm

I just traveled from north of Detroit to Atlanta, to Tampa, to Pt St Lucie Florida, then reversed the route.. I looked at the forecast weather for Atlanta and decided to get out while the 'gettin was good' :D
My friends there told me that the 10 minute ride home from work on Tuesday afternoon took over an hour.

For the most part the people on I-75 were OK, but around the cities, well they are dangerous..
And what SMITTY said: some idiot passes me, I have my cruise set at 75mph.. the said idiot changes to my lane, the slows to 70. I slow and wait, maybe it's the slight hill we're climbing.. but no, the idiot does 70 downhill too. So on the next hill I move over to pass, to get back to my choosen cruise speed of 75.. and.. I'm at 80 going up the hill and the *censored* is still pacing me.. He has NO IDEA what he's up against.. At 95mph he gives up, slows down, I pull over and hit 'resume' soon I'm at 75 again.. and the *censored* tries it again.. I just accellerate and he can't keep up.. I leave it at 85 for a mile or two then hit resume. never saw the *censored* again.. I guess he thought a pickup with a big box trailer behind it would be easy pickin's for his *censored* personality and driving aggression.

The professional truck drivers are a pleasure to drive with and around.. Give them a little courtesy, flash your lights when it is clear for them to move over. They'll do the same for you [towing a trailer].

My 3700 mile jaunt went well, other than having my trailer tires decide to tell me that they had reached their age limit.. LOL.. $ new tires at a Discount tire store in Georgia.. $488 for 4, load range E, 10 year road hazard and de-ply non-prorated 100% replacement coverage.. as long as the tire is not worn out.. pretty good.. If I'd had that coverage on the former tires, the 4 new ones would have been free.. they all had 3/8" of tread.

Greg L
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PostBy: gaw On: Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 11:37 pm

Funny story there Greg. Some of the newer trucks have systems on them to help prevent tailgating and rear end collisions. They will automatically brake the vehicle to maintain following distance while on the cruise control. It is not perfect but overall I kind of like it except when the *censored* cuts you off to make an exit and the system brakes hard enough to throw you out of your seat. The neat thing about the system is that it gives you a display of your speed, your following distance in feet, and the speed of the vehicle you are following. You can actually see in digital readout the actions of those a-holes. Cruise set at 64, car passes at 70 and moves back in front of you, half mile down the road you are creeping up his ass and he is only doing 60 so you get in the left lane get half way past him and then….Oh! There is the gas pedal, watch me go! Back up to 70…. Repeat two miles later! Oy veh those truck drivers are such *censored*.

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PostBy: Lu47Dan On: Thu. Jan. 30, 2014 12:35 am

I few years back, I left a job in Erie. Pa. right down on the bay front. Nice winter day, a few snow showers and a little wind. I jump on I-79S and headed for I-90.
I-90 sets right on the summit of the shoreline bluffs. From there south it was white out lake effect snow. Normally it takes 45minutes to an hour to drive from Erie to home. I lucked out as I reached the end of the south bound entrance ramp from I-90E, I was the lead vehicle. Two hours later and about ten miles of traffic behind me, I ran out of the lake effect snow. One mile north of the Seagertown exit. I think it was the first and last time I ever had people act like they knew how to drive in those conditions.
I was talking to a buddy behind me on the CB and he was about at the Edinboro exit when I jumped off at Seagertown and lost him. It was snowing so hard I had to drive by memory of how the road went, signs and guard rail damage. A couple of times I could not see my bumper corner guide lights.
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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu. Jan. 30, 2014 1:28 pm

Highway ethics are a thing of the past. :mad: I remember being able to use cruise control all the way to florida. Those days are long gone.
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