Friday, April 30, 2010

My Thoughts on this - A Friday Flash 55

You think because you waited fifteen minutes you own it, don’t you?

Go back to school and learn the proper procedure!

You’re not intimidating me at all; bring it on!

Oh yes, I WILL let you hit me!

This is exactly what goes through my mind while trying to merge in from the merge lane…

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A Flash 55 is a story written using exactly 55 words. Visit Mr. Knowitall to read other Flash 55 entries this week.

33 comments:

Mrsupole said...

I just say "Hit me, you MF.", then hear the crunch of my fender. The dumb MF actually hit me. Uh oh, I mean I hit them. Must be my old age. Just kidding, I'm not old.

God bless.

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Subby said...

Kinda hard to be intimidated with what I've been through, wot? Cool 55! I should try this...some day...

John's comments said...

Never been known to have an accident. I mean it was always 100% their fault. Gone for a poem this week based on the Etheree form created about twenty years ago by an Arkansas poet named Etheree Taylor Armstrong It normally consists of ten lines of unmetered and unrhymed verse, the first line having one syllable, each succeeding line adding a syllable. I added an extra row for the word count and the punch line. See what I mean here.

Hootin' Anni said...

LOL...this is like a really good part in a movie, I believe it was Kathy Bates...where she literally pushed a couple of younger punks out of HER parking space....only to tell them "I'm older and I got more insurance". Loved that. As I love YOUR 55.

Mine this week is DOUBLE STANDARD As always, scroll down a bit, below my Friday's Show n Tell.

Have a super weekend fellow 55'r!!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I can hear the tone in your voice! It's not nice..... for the perpetrator!

CatLadyLarew said...

I always figure my car's crappier than theirs, so if they want to hit me, go ahead!

lime said...

oh the joys of merging. around here it's compounded by entry ramps that are about 10 feet long.

The Incredible Woody said...

A guy driving an Aston Martin thought he didn't have to merge until he was on top of the barrels for the construction zone. He was one of those dicks that come flying up the merging lane, passing all the other patient drivers. Too bad he met me at the end of the merging lane. He chose to crash the barrels instead of me:)

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Great post and great comments too! Mrsupole made me laugh and oddly enough the same movie came to mind for me too as did with Hootin' Anni

G-Man said...

Driving school hardly prepared us for the myriad of Bung-Holes driving out there!
Excellent 55 VE...
Thanks for playing along again today.
Thanks for visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Roy Scribner said...

Wow, we merge the same way - and it's not at 55, either.

Enchanted Oak said...

The whole merging thing is fraught with what I call i-dots (idiots). I deplore mergers who merge at 45 mph. And vehicles on the freeway who won't let me in. It's always a challenge. I feel like I'm entering a computer game at every onramp.

Elizabeth said...

Oh I HATE to merge. Hate Hate Hate it!!

VE said...

Mrsupole – If I’m ahead in the slightest, I have no qualms about letting them hit me if they dare. It’s hard to dispute cause when you hit somebody else…

Subby – You should try it sometime!

John – Ha…yes…everybody is an above average driver! I came by and saw your poem…very creative

Hootin’ anni – I remember that scene. Was that in Fried Green Tomatoes?

Rinky – It’s more of an…oh boy, here we go again tone…

Catladylarew – That’s a good point of view too…

Lime – Excellent…a bonus. But I’ve found that East Coast drivers are a little more with it than West Coast Drivers…the West Coast is just too laid back…

Incredible – Yes…that crosses the line. I will gladly use the merging lane within its proper designation and I don’t like that when I’m follow the rules a car from the other lane won’t let me in. But those that take advantage of the situation by cutting in beyond the merging area at the last second…yes, they can go into the barrels…

Perpetual chocoholic – Sounds like mrsupole is the one going around abusing the merging process… ;)

G-man – And I’ll bet its twice as scary on a motorcycle!

Roy – Damn straight!

Enchanted oak – That’s a good analogy…a computer game that you never win!

Elizabeth – Me too…but hey, wait a minute...just how many merges ARE there in Juneau? You only have like 50 miles of road there!

Monkey Man said...

I am so with you on this one. By law in Oregon you DON'T have to let another car merge. I like those who think just because they signal they can automatically change lanes. A signal is NOT a force field ass wipe.

ReformingGeek said...

Take turns. Do the "thank you wave". No, not THAT finger, VE!

Alice Audrey said...

Oh! Traffic! That isn't what I was thinking at all.

otin said...

LMAO! That is very funny! I feel your pain!

naramalone.com said...

Lol. Mine too.

PattiKen said...

I always think of jumping rope when merging. Running into the spinning rope always terrified me. I was never good at that either.

Janna said...

This is one of the many reasons why I hate driving on big highways.
Hate it, hate it, hate it.

I do my best to seamlessly weave myself into the flow of traffic, and yet sometimes my fellow motorists have other ideas.

This is also why I absolutely refuse to drive in Detroit.
"Merge" is a four letter word there. (Especially for the people who don't spell so well.)


My Friday 55 is all ready, right here.

Megan said...

LOL Monkey Man. Signal?? Surely you jest!?!?

JenJen said...

Janna I'm with you.
VE you crack me up.

Leslie said...

Can I quote you ever time I get cut off / run off the road or.....?

Love the 55

Moondustwriter.com

Jaime said...

i love a fellow driver with road rage

VE said...

Monkey man – What a great law…I wonder if anyone’s gone to court on that one…

Reforminggeek – That’s the only finger I know any signs for. I was never deaf…

Alice – What WERE you thinking?

Otin – Everytime I drive there is pain involved…

Narmalone – Excellent. We should start a revolution…I’ll make bumerstickers…

Pattiken – I was never good at rope jumping. Why would I want to jump a rope that I can easily step on or over?

Janna – I suggest boring tunnels from your garage to the places you need to get to. It’s much faster…

Megan – True…never signal your intentions…that’s a sure sign you’ll never merge in…

Jenjen – Thanks…I hope the cracks aren’t too unsightly…

Leslie – Absolutely…it only costs $1 per quote…you can in advance…

Jaime – Road rage, road rash…it’s all bad…

Gladys said...

What the heck is up with people not understanding what MERGE means? It does not mean speed up and try to block me from getting on the freeway nor does it mean slow down and straddle the line trying to decide to get on the freeway.

The Silver Fox said...

Massachusetts has "yield" signs. States with "merge" signs always make me think "I guess it's easier to read 'merge' than 'You're on your own, sucker!' "

aladdinsane12 said...

yeah, i get pissed off when people can't plan 5 seconds ahead to make sure they're not going to run into you.

VE said...

Gladys – I just looked it up…it means total anarchy…

Silver fox – Yield reminds me of some Monty Python skit about King Arthur or something...”Me yield? I shall not yield”…

Aladdinsane12 – That’s because they’re too busy texting…

Cheryl said...

Hey, that's the Massachusetts driver's pledge. How'd you get your hands on that? I thought it was super secret and no one was allowed to copy it once they'd signed on the dotted line.

VE said...

cheryl - I'm that way...the government hates when I publish their secrets too...