September 19th, 2008
Dunno about you but it's been a pretty long week for me and believe it or not we're heading into our last quarter of the year in two weeks!
Sheeesh. Where does da time go yeah?
Yesterday aftah picking up Da Wife we were stopped at a red light on Merchant Street. The lane we were in was a dedicated right turn lane (fo' those who know "how" to drive it means dat you can turn right aftah stopping and yielding at any time).
Da car in front of us gunned it as soon as it turned green.
Braddah almost ran ovah da people waiting to cross da street!
As a motorcycle rider, I've been "trained" to SPEDE - Scan, Predict, Evaluate, Decide, Execute. Yeah, all of dat in fractions of a second.
I already noticed dat people was waiting fo' cross so I wasn't rushing even though we had da green.
Somebody needed to tell da braddah behind me.
He was honking his horn and waving his hand (gestures I cannot duplicate online). Once I seen dat I put my hands up "signaling", Wassap Wit Dat! and pointed to da people crossing da street.
He was giving me stink eye while still "waving" at me and I was about fo' snap. I was going to dismount and walk ovah to da guy and re-edumacate him dat pedestrians get da right of way wen they get da "glowing white guy" but Da Wife convinced me otherwise.
Good thing I installed intercoms between our helmets recently yeah?
I noticed also da braddah had one handicap plaque hanging from his rear view mirror - maybe he thought dat was one free pass to drive howevah he like too.
Well we make da turn and I signal to him again as we were stopped by anoddah traffic light, Wassap Wit Dat! and he still going off. Ho braddah, if nevah have Da Wife........
Dat reminded me of one joke dat was sent to me from rn2b,
A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.
As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious state trooper. The trooper ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the barracks where she was searched, finger printed, photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, a trooper approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting trooper was waiting with her personal effects.
He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk.
Naturally... ..I assumed you had stolen the car."
HAPPY FEEL GOOD FRIDAY EVERBODY!
DA PIDGIN WORD OF DA DAY! - On break today......