“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Wanted: One inventor to help control my road rage
Sunday, September 7, 2008

And here's what we would invent, together, and make billions: An electric sign or message board that goes on the front grill of the car, with a rolling message that would be displayed backward so the driver in front of you could read it in his rear-view mirror. ... Inside your car, on the dashboard, would be a microphone and computer with voice-recognition software, and you would speak the message you wanted to display on the message board.

Here are some things I would probably say.

1. Get OFF your phone and DRIVE!
2. Slower traffic, keep right!
3. I would stop and let you turn into traffic, but I'm not going to because YOU'RE ON THE PHONE!
4. The speed limit is 45, not 35!!
6. How important is that phone call REALLY? You're endangering everyone around you.
7. Do you think those cigarette butts just disappear?????!!!!!
8. Stop slowing down to gawk! You're impeding traffic.
9. Your rear tire is under-inflated.
10. I love your bumper sticker. Very clever.
11. I despise your bumper sticker. You are vile.
12. If you're turning USE YOUR TURN SIGNAL. Oh, I see that you can't BECAUSE YOU'RE ON THE PHONE!

It is my pet peeve, that talking-while-driving thing.
What are yours?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely the talking on the phone. And women putting on makeup. I once saw a guy shaving in the car.

September 7, 2008 at 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people who pick their noses at stoplights. and it is always men!!!

September 7, 2008 at 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tailgaters (just because someone is riding my bumper, I am NOT going to be intimidated into going over the speed limit in a residential neighborhood -- there are pedestrians)!

Ridiculously loud, booming stereos (am I supposed to be impressed?)!

The inability to use a simple turn single!

(There, I feel better now. Venting is good. Thanks Ad).

September 7, 2008 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Libby McMillan said...

I go crrrrrazy when people turn a corner and swing across all the lanes (usually coming into MINE) instead of turning into their lane, signaling and scooting over. We finally saw someone pulled over for that recently, but only after being run off the road to avoid being side-swiped. Fort Myers drivers are nuts. (Probably because they'll all ON THE PHONE? LOL)

September 7, 2008 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TOTALLY!! ALL OF THAT!!!!!

September 7, 2008 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Oh, and Stephanie....I have to admit that I'm guilt of being a tailgater....but ONLY IF YOU'RE GOING UNDER THE SPEED LIMIT AND YOU'RE ON THE PHONE!!!!!!!!

September 7, 2008 at 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I saw you tailgating me (in your new truck) I would so get outta your way!

September 8, 2008 at 10:40 AM  

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