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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    I have to say I don't really understand why people get confused/angry with traffic. It happens. There are a lot of people on the road, people get nervous and slow down, which slows everyone else down, it precipitates (not the rain kind) etc. When Boyfriend and I travel, I drive in the city areas/traffic hours because while boring, the stop and go does not make me angry. And personally I think that everyone has been guilty of rubber-necking at LEAST once.

    It makes me angry because it shouldn't happen. Nervous and confused on the only f'ing street in town? Really? No. GTFO the road. Slowing for an accident...sure, that is safety and often the law. Rubbernecking as part of said slow down, okay. Driving half the speed limit because you are a f*cking idiot? No. GTFO the road. Oh, look, it is raining, I should slow down to 40 on the 75 mph Interstate because...because...because you are an idiot who should not be allowed to drive if a little bit of rain makes you drive this slowly. It's not a f*cking monsoon, it is drizzle. GTFO the road.

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    Haha I guess I DO understand, it just does not make me angry. People are just stupid. I'm not really an optimist.
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    As a former road rager... yes. BAD for cortisol!

    Since I can no longer drive... I like to smile at husband and tell him to 'Relax'.
    As in, "Relax baby, being angry at the idiots won't them drive better."
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    People were driving especially badly yesterday, and I wondered if it was a full moon or something, which, in fact, it turned out to be.

    Too many people drive like they're playing a video game. I usually do the speed limit, maybe a little bit over, but consider myself defensive and courteous. What I cannot abide is the idea that I could get snuffed by some shithead 20-something in a souped-up whatever thinking he's invincible. Avoid poisonous things, right? But sometimes those poisonous things are moving fast and come pretty damned close.

    I secretly wish for rocket launchers embedded in my vehicle.

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    I know I'm not in a good place when I really want a cup of hot cocoa and keep having an internal argument on whether or not I should cave and have it. I know the first day is the hardest when I'm dropping refined sugar from the diet again, but part of me just wants it to be any other day because today sucks and I would feel better (but not okay) to have this. It's such a stupid thing to worry over.

    And I know that the cocoa actually symbolizes deeper negative desires that I am fighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quelsen View Post
    GOTD: that moment when they really really see you for you....Sigh....I told you and told you and told you....
    From what I've seen, "You" seems to be pretty good. Were they too shallow to get that?
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    I'm feeling gunky. I think I'm coming down with whatever the latest bug in the area is. That front that blew through last night didn't help my respiratory passages either.
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    My gripe is watching parents all day, who let their kids walk all over them in public. I'm talking about whining, bitching, stepping all over parents, who just plead and beg and weakly "threaten" their kids- anything to get them to stop. That does not work. I stopped a little girl's temper tantrum today with "A LOOK." I'm not a parent, yet, but I have been a teacher for a bit, and I think that kids should never doubt who's in charge. I have never had a kid hate me, because I'm an authoritarian, in fact, some kids who I thought must surely hate me, after being disciplined, have come to me with cards, flowers and thanks at the end of the year.
    Anyway, I'm sure this rant will garner me lots of hate from the parents on here, but, well, this is just my gripe.

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