Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.
I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.
I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.
Sit back and join me now for the 11th serving of some wine and cheese!
What is with the paranoia associated with seeing a police officer for law abiding citizens, minding their own business as they drive down the road??? Driving along the highway the traffic suddenly slows, dramatically, and as we round the bend, up ahead I can see flashing red and blue lights….ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY!!! A grass median or cement wall and at least 3 lanes of traffic moving along at 65 m.p.h separate us from the police officer who also happens to be outside of his car addressing the driver he has pulled over. But people panic and slow down on our side of the highway!!! Really??? Do you think he is suddenly going to throw his head into the air, sniff out that someone on our side is going to fast, and with super hero powers clock them on his radar gun, jump in his car, magically appear on this side of the interstate and pull someone over? HE IS BUSY!!! There is absolutely NO need whatsoever to slow down!!! Just keep cruising along and don’t worry about that nice man with the badge and ticket book over there, he has NO power on this side of the road at the moment.
MORE Po-Po Paranoia
And while we are on the subject of police on the highways..if the nice officer in the high speed lane is moving along at 50 m.p.h. and the speed limit is 55 m.p.h., and he is not in pursuit (his lights are not flashing) it is perfectly legal to PASS HIM!!! He wishes you would, and he really wishes the pansy in front of him would cease to panic, and drive the speed limit!!! This poor officer is stuck behind someone that fears a ticket so much that they are so overly cautious they won’t even move at the posted speed. By the way, should that be you with the patrol car on your butt, MOVE THE HELL OVER to another lane so he can get by and the rest of us can quit following you all down the highway like a flock of geese in formation! Someone grow a pair and pass the nice highway patrol office, PLEASE!
Orange Barrel Follies
I realize the roads need to be repaired from time to time, but is there ever a time when this town is NOT surrounded by road construction? I am so sick of orange barrels and construction delays, ‘stay in line’ signs as we head into newly painted, temporary lanes not wide enough for a child’s wagon, and traffic stop and go dancing through this mess. I swear, the map of Cincinnati should have orange barrels all over it and say “Cincinnati: You Cannot Get Here!!!” I cannot believe that every conceivable route I have to take to work is under construction, every one! ARGH!!!
In keeping with the orange barrel delays, I have to say nothing beats having a book handy in the car when stopped in traffic, or your smart phone! I am so thankful that when I do have to sit in traffic, there are ways to entertain myself until things begin to move again! Thank you public library, BlackBerry, Facebook and Twitter for mobile applications!!
And nothing beats turning on the radio in the car and hearing 4 or 5 of my favorite songs back to back! YA ME!!! Makes for a happy me and a much more enjoyable commute!
Reconnecting with old friends…gotta love it. Had the opportunity to touch base and enjoy the company of an acquaintance from a few years back, over the weekend. The best part was it was like we hadn’t lost touch, and I enjoyed his company for a nice, relaxing ride on Sunday.
Wisdom: why a man never wakes his second baby just to see it smile.
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