Monday, September 8, 2008

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree

I fully admit to having road rage issues. It's not something I'm proud of, but there you go. I just can't help it. Stupid people really piss me off, and there are so many of them out driving on a regular basis. Now, my grandfather's motto has always been, "How are they going to know they're idiots if you don't tell them?" and I fully subscribe to that. I.e. I yell at traffic all the time. MM says it sounds like I have tourettes when I'm driving.

I always thought I was really careful about it when the kids were in the car, though. I mean, yeah, I might yell at someone mentally, but I was pretty proud of myself for keeping it under control. Evidently I haven't been as good as I thought, though.

A while back we were on our way to my parents house and MM was driving. We were on a four lane highway and we got stuck behind a slow moving vehicle in the passing lane. We'd been driving a few behind the car when when Little Man piped up from the backseat.

LM: MM, can you get over?
MM: No dude, there's a car. Why?
LM: Because we need to get around this idiot!

Uh Oh. Did he just say what I think he said? MM and The Girl both turned and looked at me, but I kept staring out the windshield like I didn't see them.

Oops, my bad.

Since then it's not uncommon to hear, from the backseat of my car, "You idiot! Get out of the way!" or "Gosh, don't you see that green light?" or "What's wrong with you people? Get out of the way!"

Jeez, way to throw me under the bus there, kid.


KT Grant said...

You should see me when I drive. Talk about road rage. I am cursing up a storm and grit my teeth.
I yell at every car and it must look funny because from the other drivers point of view it looks like I am talking to myself and those voices in my head.

Tracy said...

Wait...did I write this post? No. Well I totally could have. My kids spout things at people all the time and my hubby just gives me "the look". What? lol

Lori said...

ummm... yeah.... what Tracy said.

Only I have a kid who's gonna start driving in a year and a half. And he thinks it's perfectly ok to rant away. Oops.

nath said...

LOL, I do exactly the same thing! It's not in me to honk, but I'll be talking to myself as to what the drivers should do... a lot of them are idiots.

Kris said...

LOL, too funny. I have heard similar things out of my kids mouths when we are driving as well.

Dev said...

I do the same thing. I'm always yelling at cars. I tell you there are a lot of stupid drivers out there. Then again, I'm sure people are yelling at me too.

Christine said...

LOL Look on the bright side. It could have been worse, you know? LM could have said, "Because we need to get around this fucking idiot!"

Casee said...

Okay, so why is it that they don't listen when we want them to listen and they listen when we don't want them to?

CindyS said...

but I kept staring out the windshield like I didn't see them

That's right, it so wasn't you ;) You can borrow my C-Rex bazooka.

Everything I used to yell ended in Dumbass. Now Asshole is my term of choice.

"Nice use of signals asshole, the multi-car pile-up behind us is soooo not your fault" That was my whammy on Sunday while in the car with Bob. I got all upset because some dumbass had made me swear on a Sunday ;)


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