OK, I am on a TANTRUM today.
Do any of you know what this is?
It is a turn signal.
It is a NEW invention that has yet to be released on cars – maybe in the future! Yes, that is me being VERY sarcastic! I drove – only a little bit – yesterday and was amazed at how many people have not discovered this wonderful SAFETY feature of their cars yet!
What started this TANTRUM? When I was out yesterday I followed MANY cars – the first one was an undercover police car. First, before I go any farther, about 1/2 of my mother’s family is in the police department in one form or another, and I am not sure where they all fit into this RANT! I was so shocked by what I saw. Not ONLY was this undercover officer working on his computer while he was driving, but he didn’t even bother with his turn signal – after several turns!
Then I was lucky enough to get behind a wonderful white car with a bumper sticker that said “HONK if you love Dash-hounds” and not only did he not know about the all elusive turn signal, but was also unable to remove his foot from the brake peddle. For over 2 miles his brake lights were on.
THEN, if for no other reason than to give me something to talk about today, I was blessed with the next driver. NO TURN SIGNALS OR BRAKE LIGHTS!! This wonderful car had NO rear lights at all!!! It was wonderful!
When I learned to drive from my Dad, I was told that TURN SIGNALS weren’t even an option, they were required for me to use. I learned hand signals (and I don’t mean ‘the finger’) and was able to signal others of my intentions. I don’t even know if they teach hand signals anymore in drivers education. When I went to school, my Dad was my driver education class, there wasn’t one in my school or even in my town for that matter!
So, for all of you that are going about your day, watch for that crazy lady that uses her turn signals – even in the parking lots – and you’ll see me. And watch out, I may even use hand signals – again, NOT THAT signal!!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day
to you all.
May all your blessing be IRISH
and your beer be GREEN!!!