I’ve been with the Evil Twin forfreakingever (which is a GOOD thing!), but I’ve managed to pick up some of his bad and/or strange habits along the way.
I have to pick up Buddy, my friend across the street’s son and another friend’s daughter from school. This requires me to enter what might possibly be the busiest road in my little burg. And I have to make a left onto it. (It’s a 2 lane). So, I sit at the end of the street, looking left and looking right, then looking left again, and yaaaawwwnnn, right. See where I’m going with this?
I don’t mind waiting. I realize it will be busy any time of the day and because of my anal-obsessive nature, I make sure to leave my house in plenty of time to get the 2 miles to the school not just on time, but about 15 or so minutes early - I like to get a “good” parking spot right in front of the school and not across the street.
So I’m patiently waiting this afternoon and I see that there is quite a bit of traffic coming on my right, so I turned to the left, knowing I’d be there a while.
Then, I hear a car horn. I turn right and there is a lady, also in a minivan, with her signal on to turn left up onto the street I’m on. I don’t appreciate being honked at and then turning to see a sour faced old biddy looking at me impatiently, like “Hurry and turn, I’m letting you out.” No, I don’t think so.
She laid on the horn. I put my van in park and pointed at her with my finger while I shouted “Oh, hell no, you don’t lay on your horn at me.” Of course, I had my windows up so my frustration went nowhere.
She finally got the hint that I was not going to turn and finally the dumbass pulled up the hill.
The way I see it: the people driving on the busy road - going straight - have the right of way. They don’t HAVE to let anyone out, They can just turn where ever they need to turn and let traffic keep moving.
If she had wanted to be nice and let me out, she should have waited until I turned my attention to her and realized she was stopped to let me go. Don’t blare the horn and wave your crazy arms around like some sort of loon. That’s what really ticks me. If you want to be kind, thank you, but BE KIND. No need to act impatient like that. What is 10 or 20 seconds in the scope of things?
She was an ugly old bitch too. I couldn’t see well enough, but I bet she had a mustache. I won’t forget her face, that’s for sure.
The Evil Twin hates being motioned to at stop signs. He just doesn’t understand some folks need to screw with the whole right of way system. I don’t either. I called him as soon as I was at the school to tell him about my old lady showdown.