Four Wheels

May 22nd, 2012
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It amazes me how everyday it seems like the most simplest thing - common sense - gets thrown out into the street - literally - without regards to safety or our ever declining sense of common courtesy.

Take for instance........................

From WWD!


Really? Really?? Stolling along in da middle of a "road".... Wassup Wit Dat!

I couldn't believe dis wahine was just sashaying her okole in da middle of da parking lot. (But if it was a pretty okole....... eh, nevah mind, rated PG) Da angle of da pic doesn't look so bad but you can tell she stay "off" by looking at hood of da truck and da groove in da middle of "lanes". She was actually non-chalantly on da drivah side of da truck before she drifted two feet to her right and then continued on da entire time as if she was on da open seas.

Da last time I checked, a parking lot was to PARK VEHICLES, not for pedestrians. Surah we gotta get to and from our vehicles but at da same time, we do not walk on da "road" part. We certainly do not let our keiki run around like it's a playground and you ALWAYS try and walk single file (unless you get keiki which I'd hope would be on da inside of you holding your hand).

Now da older parking lots tends to be more of a minefield to dodge cause da lanes are more narrow but da "newer" lots like dis one, are more than adequate to be able to have people walk on da side and allow vehicles da "freedom" to drive by.

I hate da fact dat nowadays people walking in parking lots tink they "own da road" and they not even in one vehicle!

Let me put it anoddah way.

Wat if I drove my truck on da sidewalk? Same ting. Ok, more realistically, wat if I rode a bicycle on da sidewalk? Isn't a sidewalk for "walking"? Wouldn't you expect those who rode their bicycles to go around you or give you - da pedestrian - da right of way?

So why is it dat wen wen it comes to a parking lot, rules change? I don't evah hear anybody call it a "walking lot".

Surah I could have gone around but WHY? Wat if had anoddah car come ripping da corner? It would have been my fault for crossing into da oddah lane. It's da pedestrian's responsiblity to know dat 1) it's not a sidewalk and 2) to realize dat it's a PARKING LOT and get your damn okole to da side!

Ok, let's spread da Aloha. :grin:

On anoddah note about shopping carts, Da Wife and I was at Daiei - oh sorry, Don Quijote - and I wen fo' grab one bag rice to put on da cart.




From WWD!



Can you see wat da problem would be?

Told you I stay da King of WWD!. :lol:




28 Responses to “Four Wheels”

  1. M:

    Howzit BL!
    First!


  2. M:

    At least you had a nice okole to look at... :lol:


  3. LRob69:

    And then when you try honk da horn nicely, they turn around and make big body and go "What?". It happens to me all the time. I drive a Tahoe so most of the time I can't just squeeze by so I get this ALL the time. I mean really, is it THAT hard to walk on the side of the lane?


  4. cojef:

    Agree nice okole, sashaying is okay wit me. People today no kea fo u, only 4 themselves. nowadays inokea 4 u, prevails. young'un s plashly have inokea attitude. makule people no trane em right anymore, 2 busy. easy to blame others, no pilikea myself er braddah!


  5. B:

    I agree...try walk on da side li dat. but...last month i come out of da market...walking kinda close to da parked cars and guess wat?...almost stay banged! da dumb driver throw um in reverse and no even look back to see if stay clear. wat we goin do.


  6. M:

    You gotta lookout fo da hybrid cars backing up because dey are quiet and you no can hear em.


  7. Manoa Mist:

    Braddah Lance sometimes I worry about your blood pressure. I know you got one column fo write, but really, just enjoy the view brother. Ain't no beeg ting. Life is short, roll with it. Relax. Take it easy. Peaceful easy feeling. Wu sa. It was, as you said, a nice okole. Ain't nothing wrong with that.


  8. Lowtone123:

    Whoa braddah Lance no even git me started wit dis. First of all, da parking lot is not the only place wea dees pepo stay. Try go Holiday Mart..i mean Daiei...oh wait Don Quijote on a busy saturday or sunday. Dey leef dea shopping cart in da middle of da aisle while dey go git someting off the shelf while you stay waiting behind dem. Da aisle is narrow so you gotta go backup and go down da odda aisle. And then there's Costco. Pepo talking story wit each odda standing around wit dea shopping carts in the middle of the aisle. Dey so igno dat dey tink dey da only one's shopping wen git thousands of pepo around dem. So you godda go around dem. And you know Costco the carts is not the regular kine but da bumbucha carts so mo humbug eh.


  9. hemajang:

    Maybe she was texting so unaware of her surroundings. Parking lots are for both cars and shoppers, no written rules but common sense should prevail...like no walking in the middle of lanes.

    Yeah, no bottom rack for case beer or bag rice...wwd!


  10. Kage:

    :)
    nice view.

    They purposefully took out the bottom because too many people forget their rice underneath the cart. (I did once, *shame* )


  11. wafan:

    My list . . .

    Lolo drivers going the wrong way in parking lots
    Folks dunno how park in ONE space
    Blocking aisles with carts then giving you the dirty look when you ask to pass
    Ding-a-ling door dings
    Leave enough space to get to the trunk and the lolo behind scoots into your space
    Folks who dunno how to reverse
    Put the items back on the correct shelves in the stores
    You going to shout why use a cell phone
    Drivers using the "center lane" in a parking lot squeezing you to the side
    Not reading the following directions then argue about it
    Drivers who cannot park parallel to the parking lines
    Helicopter parents
    Irresponsible and immature folks
    Liars who whine when caught
    Tantatan people

    Oh man . . . what else . . .


  12. wafan:

    That Holiday Mart just seems to be getting more ghetto every time I visit.

    At least, though, they do not have cages around the cashiers.


  13. snow:

    two guys walking smack dab in the middle of the "road," in the parking structure, who turned around, looked at me driving behind them... and stayed smack dab in the middle of the "road" while they strolled (could they walk any slower?) to the elevator. oh yay. and, no... no sweet okole. :roll:


  14. Jeannette:

    That happens ALL THE TIME at the Cost Co where I shop. Though usually it is a whole family with little kids and even a stroller strung out across the whole parking aisle. The other things that irks me no end is when two shoppers park their carts sideways in the aisle while they chitchat. Usually they are neighbors and they are rehashing the latest soccer game their kids played in together. I have a friend who yells "Socializing is not allowed in these aisles. Please clear the way and let us through!" She gets a lot of sheepish looks. Why don't these people realize what they are doing?
    And am I the only one who hurries through crosswalks so that waiting drivers can make their turn?


  15. hemajang:

    yesterday, da intersection of nimitz and lagoon drive, get one homeless guy clothes almost black from grime, hair all matted, was talking to one driver, was all animated and stuff but lolo driver nevah go when light turn green. Good thing I was in the other lane so went by em and driver was holding up 4 cars...wwd!


  16. Ynaku:

    So what? You went puka da bag? Stay on top da groceries. All smash?

    WWD! You get all da good ones. Spread da Aloha


  17. Ynaku:

    Come party with us tonight and unwind :D


  18. dihudfan:

    I get all pissed at that kin peepoh too, but sometimes I guilty too... sorry everybody!! getting old s y


  19. M:

    Guud mornign BL!


  20. 9thIslandGirl:

    Wafan, loved your list! Jeannette, I hurry, too. I do a little jog, even in heels (not a pretty sight).


  21. M:

    Glad you made it last night! It was guud fun!


  22. 2B:

    Da problem wit dis picture is dat Da wife get better arms den you. Probably from bussing you up from all the WWD moments you get.


  23. Concerned citizen:

    Nice English!!
    What language is that anyway?


  24. Braddah Lance:

    M:
    Howzit BL! First!

    And fo' you, Da Quote Of Da Day.....
    Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
    Don Wood

    At least you had a nice okole to look at...

    Well it really wasn't my cup of tea... plus had Da Wife sitting next to me.
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    LRob69:
    And then when you try honk da horn nicely, they turn around and make big body and go "What?".

    And you expect anything different? :lol: No fo'get da stink eye like you stay in THEIR way.

    It happens to me all the time. I drive a Tahoe so most of the time I can't just squeeze by so I get this ALL the time.

    Yowza! Wat if you wen get da Suburban instead?

    I mean really, is it THAT hard to walk on the side of the lane?

    Must be.
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    cojef:
    Agree nice okole, sashaying is okay wit me.

    Rogah dat. :wink:

    makule people no trane em right anymore, 2 busy. easy to blame others

    Big time rogah dat! Yeah, no mo' da kine "ho, Grandpa going buss' you up!" any mo'. Das why scary da kine da keiki growing up now almost da "foundation" dat makes a person a person.
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    B:
    ...last month i come out of da market...walking kinda close to da parked cars and guess wat?...almost stay banged! da dumb driver throw um in reverse and no even look back to see if stay clear. wat we goin do.

    No can win but das why wen we walk in da parking lots, I make a conscience effort to look at da reverse lights cause get those kine lolo's dat just do wat happened to you.
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    M:
    You gotta lookout fo da hybrid cars backing up because dey are quiet and you no can hear em.

    So wat? If I fut, they going hear me yeah? :lol:
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    Manoa Mist:
    Braddah Lance sometimes I worry about your blood pressure. I know you got one column fo write, but really, just enjoy the view brother. Ain't no beeg ting. Life is short, roll with it. Relax. Take it easy. Peaceful easy feeling. Wu sa. It was, as you said, a nice okole. Ain't nothing wrong with that.

    Ha ha ha! You funny. My blood pressure is fine. Trust me, my life is fine.... it's da moments in life dat are pupule. And if I just "relax", really, dis blog will not be here.
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    Lowtone123:
    ...Dey leef dea shopping cart in da middle of da aisle while dey go git someting off the shelf while you stay waiting behind dem. Da aisle is narrow so you gotta go backup and go down da odda aisle.

    Been there, done dat.

    ...And you know Costco the carts is not the regular kine but da bumbucha carts so mo humbug eh.

    Rogah dat!
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    hemajang:
    Parking lots are for both cars and shoppers, no written rules but common sense should prevail...like no walking in the middle of lanes.

    Are there rules for common sense? :shock:

    Yeah, no bottom rack for case beer or bag rice...wwd!

    You should have seen wen I drop da bag rice and it nevah make da "clink" sound but made a thud. I wen buss' out laughing.
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    Kage:
    They purposefully took out the bottom because too many people forget their rice underneath the cart. (I did once, *shame* )

    Plus save weight for da cart retrievers eh? :lol: And yeah, I did dat too once..... even AFTAH I wen look back at da cart to make surah I nevah fo'get anything. :roll: Ai-goo.


  25. Sup Cuzz:

    Live aloha brudda! That's a fine booty too
    look at!!


  26. rahakana:

    Give the lady some slack! Maybe she was on her cellphone!


  27. che:

    Yes that bugs me too especially when people have young children and don't watch them. There are cars driving around and it's hard to see them. The parking lot is not a play ground.


  28. Braddah Lance:

    wafan:
    My list . . . Oh man . . . what else . . .

    Das one pretty long list. :grin:

    That Holiday Mart just seems to be getting more ghetto every time I visit.

    Well actually they "classed up" da interior... da exterior is anoddah story.

    At least, though, they do not have cages around the cashiers.

    :shock:
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    snow:
    two guys walking smack dab in the middle of the "road," in the parking structure, who turned around, looked at me driving behind them... and stayed smack dab in the middle of the "road" while they strolled (could they walk any slower?) to the elevator.

    Those are da times I wish I had a sunroof.... so I could lite firecrackahs and throw 'em at them. :grin:

    oh yay. and, no... no sweet okole.

    Das painful.
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    Jeannette:
    I have a friend who yells "Socializing is not allowed in these aisles. Please clear the way and let us through!" She gets a lot of sheepish looks. Why don't these people realize what they are doing?

    Your friend surah got some balls. :grin:

    And am I the only one who hurries through crosswalks so that waiting drivers can make their turn?

    I hurry but I don't hurry. I'll take my time though if da drivah is a punk.
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    hemajang:
    ...but lolo driver nevah go when light turn green. Good thing I was in the other lane so went by em and driver was holding up 4 cars...wwd!

    Unrealz....
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    Ynaku:
    So what? You went puka da bag? Stay on top da groceries. All smash?

    Nope. I wen fo' drop 'em in da rack but nevah have rack. :sad:

    WWD! You get all da good ones. Spread da Aloha

    Tanks eh!
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    dihudfan:
    I get all pissed at that kin peepoh too, but sometimes I guilty too... sorry everybody!!

    But no tell me you just stay there eh? You move though right?
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    2B:
    Da problem wit dis picture is dat Da wife get better arms den you. Probably from bussing you up from all the WWD moments you get.

    Ha ha ha! Yeah, she does have bettah arms den me. :cry:
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    Concerned citizen:
    Nice English!! What language is that anyway?

    Uh, you just said was English. I'm tinking you stay sarcastic li'dat and I'm assuming you either from da mainland, one English teacher or one "citizen" who jus' no get Hawai'i..... but in any case, E Komo Mai to WWD! Concerned citizen.
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    Sup Cuzz:
    Live aloha brudda! That's a fine booty too look at!!

    Wassup... Cuzz! E Komo Mai to WWD!.
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    rahakana:
    Give the lady some slack! Maybe she was on her cellphone!

    Ok, now I hope you just being sarcastic.... right? :lol:

    E Komo Mai to WWD! rahakana!
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    che:
    Yes that bugs me too especially when people have young children and don't watch them. There are cars driving around and it's hard to see them. The parking lot is not a play ground.

    E Komo Mai back che! Yeah, I dunno why parents let 'em "play" especially wen all it takes is a mistake to happen.