Archive for the ‘Road Rage’ Category

Bucking Broncos!

April 8th, 2015
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I gotta hand it to da H.A.R.T. guys dat if there was a push to continue da rail, I figgah'd out how they're doing it.

Have you driven on Kamehameha Highway recently or da past few months? Besides da obvious horrendous traffic dat it's causing making you "begging" for anoddah mode of transportation pronto, it's flat out frickin' nutz to drive on dat road unless you got a 4x4 lifted truck with posh suspension.

Consider dis post me saving you..... from screaming obscenities and flushing your face with an unnatural color oddah than a Hawaiian sun kissed tan.

On da way home a couple weeks ago I had to travel on Kam Hwy and nearly ate it - and I was only going straight! Da road is sooooooo bad dat it's a wondah why anyone would still be on it (das da plan, congest oddah roadways and make da existing roadways so bad dat there would be more rail supporters). As I was slowing down anticipating da steel plates strewn accross like Afghanistan land mines, I literally launched from my seat and had I not gripped da handlebars tightly in dat instant, garans-ball-barens I would have huli'd right on da road no doubt.

Wassup Wit Dat!

Dat $h!t woke me up mighty quick and got my heart pounding while I continued to play dodge ball with steel plates. I couldn't believe dat da construction workahs nevah even made an attempt to try and smooth out da "lip". It was like I was in da X Games Super Motocross Freestyle event with every lip I hit I could have done an aerial move and stuck a landing unless I was traveling single digit speed which made vehicles brake erratically and unpredictably creating a supah dangerous combination.

And if you happened to catch a section without metal plates and a launch pad, you'd have to face da pock marked asphalt making you feel like you were in a terrible massage chair. You actually would prefer pot holes to da crap das out there and das saying a lot as we all know our major roads are in disrepair.

But Kam Hwy from Aloha Stadium to Sam's Club is a pathetic joke! And we have to "live" with it for da next couple years till they move onto da next town?

I'm not saying they have to repave every time but at da very least, make 'em as level as you can and pave da area they damaged but not using. I think we citizens deserve dat "courtesy" as I can only imagine how much damage it has caused vehicles dat need to travel dat way everyday. And good luck trying to win a claim.

No wondah there's much more traffic on da freeway and by wea I live cause people tired of putting their ride through da he!! and back.

While there are many who may not travel via Kamehameha Highway, no worries, it's coming to a town near you. Sadly cause I work in town right along da planned route, I no can escape da carnage to be made. For those who have been blessed with dat commute, how you doin'?

Just make surah your insurance is up to date..... I hear demolition derby is making a come back.








Makule + Political (Non)Power = Watevahs

March 30th, 2015
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It constantly amazes me at how society just seems to be degrading and it's becoming da acceptable norm. Whether it be an ainokea kine attitude or it's all about me, no one - generally speaking - seems to give a damn. Add to dat, if it was a person in some sort of power position, heaven forbid dat any "inconvenient" rule would apply to them.

Last week I came across a video dat went pretty viral of a 77 year old Washington D.C. delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton and her awesome parking skills - I'm not saying dat lightly, seriously, it took some skills mind you a 77 year old is behind da wheel. Check it out:


It seems dat if you're a nonvoting delegate, you're immune to da commoner's rules of da road. No mattah dat da painted lines on da road dictated angled parking, she decided on her own dat it was to be a perpendicular parking spot. Wat many haven't noted or noticed was dat if she parked dat way, she approached from da "wrong" angle! She was coming from da oddah side of da street cause if she was "proper" there's no way in heck da parking would look li'dat.

And da second thing no one bothered to notice was her aide - wat kine aide is dat? He no can even tell her da parking is off but instead gets out of da car to make surah dat she nevah hit da oddah two cars on each side of her and helps guide her in?! Braddah no more da olo's to say da car stay parked "wrong"? Oh wait, I get it. She was right but EVERYBODY else was parked wrong. :roll: Maybe da aide was in awe dat he gets to be chauffeured around instead of her.

And da kicker? When contacted for comment, Norton’s office claimed that nothing was amiss with the parking job. “After the Congresswoman parked her car, we assessed the cars on either side to see if there was any damage. We could not find any. But we left a note with a business card so the congresswoman could be contacted in case we missed any.”

WASSUP WIT DAT!

Uh, not a she's sorry about da terrible parking or da fact dat she's even sorry one iota. So oblivious to da most obvious fact dat she violated parking rules by actually parking out of da stall? You telling me her ENTIRE office - including her handler or campaign manager - didn't see anything wrong?

Oh yeah, I fo'got, commoner rules are for commoners only.......... at least those who give a......








Invisibility Procession

February 19th, 2015
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Driving into work today, I was rudely greeted with mad kine traffic....... at 11am!

Da Wife warned me there was bad traffic but I had assumed it was near town side - a'ole. It was as soon as I started to exit da on-ramp. Call me sexist, but dis is wea da disconnect is between men and women cause as a guy, I would have said no get on da freeway at all cause traffic is backed up all da way past Pearl City (knowing you would use da on ramp) but women would just say there's a lot of traffic. Ai-goo. :lol:

Cause of da above, I go check Google maps and for da first time it was WRONG! It showed supah clear and then for sure I thought da traffic was closer to town so I go and chance 'em - das why Vegas loves me. Moving at a decent pace considering, I see/feel a car wooooosh by on my right. Then anoddah. Then anoddah. Then anoddah.

Wassup Wit Dat!

Wat is it about traffic dat makes people think dat just cause get TRAFFIC, they can do watevah they like like drive on da shoulder lane?!? It isn't morning rush hour wen it's allowed so just cause YOU are inconvenienced YOU're allowed? Does da laws cease to exist wen you need it to? And if you late in da first place, isn't dat YOUR fault or shall we all just move on da side like you get one emergency siren?

I had a late start to get to work cause I was taking care of my daughter till Da Wife got home so I was in a hurry already but did I jump on da shoulder lane even though it was so easy for me to do so? Dis huge black Chevy Avalanche thought he owned da road and from all da way from da left lane, he VERY forcibly made his way all da way to da shoulder and zoomed off.

Then it made me chuckle a little - do these people think they found da almighty invisible lane dat all drivers have been deliriously searching for? Have they found da Holy Grail of da roadways dat nobody sees but them? Obviously they not worried about getting pulled ovah for anything cause nobody "sees" them and heaven forbid dat they'd be a vehicle dat actually has to use da shoulder lane for an actual emergency.

Da cause of traffic? Roving pot hole repairs dat have already been publicly announced (I forgot myself) and das to improve da roads for these same maniacs. Go figgah. Surah, it added some time to my commute but das life especially in Hawai'i nei.

Now if there was a way to put pukas in da shoulder lane........








Perplexed

January 26th, 2015
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As we were at Waipio Costco Sunday morning doing our weekly grocery pickup, I noticed without fail, vehicles parked along da curb wea obviously it wasn't designated - nor painted with curb parking marks - to do so.

Every week I ask myself, why? Why would you park your vehicle li'dat wen there are literally choke stalls available and not even mad kine traffic or even da need to troll for a stall? Even wen Costco is PACKED, there are still stalls available albeit it is a hike. Da only time truly there aren't any stalls - or people just too lazy to park far - is during da holidays or wen it's pouring.

Have you seen dis red Nissan truck parked there before? We have and wondering if it's an employee.....









And then just to da right of da pic, you see dis........









Wassup Wit Dat!

Please, please, please explain to me da need to park li'dat? Plus making dat turn - I've witnessed it - adds "inconvenience" and those who are not 100% confident in their turning radius makes for some okole quenching stink eye even with da ample space design of da Costco lot.

Dat person could have even parked a few feet back while still wrong, would leave a bit more clearance and visual awareness to da turn to be made. Of all da places to do dat too, it's at da apex of a tapered lane making it da narrowest point of da lane.

Ai-goo da clueless lolo.

But I guess by da looks of da buss up Nissan, it not going mattah if you bump or scrape it up a little.... it surah as heck ain't making it look worse.








Classic Gotta Be (Only) Me

November 10th, 2014
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Going through life as da King of WWD! moments, it's been a "quiet" few weeks thus da lull in actual WWD! postings but as I kept contemplating wat to blog about, BAM! it hit me.

Well, da sirens did at least.

Already being late in dropping off da rugrats dis morning as well as being reeeeeaaaaallly late for work, Da Wife has been taken out by illness since yesterday and well wen da rugrats out numbah you two to one, it makes for a rough night and even worse morning.

Leaving for work was totally clockwork normal (besides being choke late): load up da backpack, open da garage door, start da bike, roll it down da driveway in reverse, sit there for just a bit to warm it up a little, head check da street so I no get run ovah and let momentum take da bike down to da cross street letting it warm up still.

Wen I get to da cross street, do a double take so I no get run ovah and roll da throttle still going not more than 15 mph to gradually warm up da engine.

It couldn't have been more than fifty linear yards from my driveway and I hear "womp womp" and see strobing blue and whites.

Crap, I'm being pulled ovah.... Wassup Wit Dat!

HPD: You know why I pulled you over?
BL: No ma'am. (although I was thinking she was checking to see if I was riding a stolen motorcycle - it has happened before)
HPD: You rolled past a stop sign.
BL: Oh....Ohhhhhh.
HPD: You have your license?
BL: Yes. (taking it out of my bag) Sorry about that. I'm just a little late for work.
HPD: Where do you work?
BL: Why? You looking? (jus' joke, I nevah say dat but just checking to see if you reading. lol)
HPD: (probably profiling me at dis point) You didn't see me behind you?
BL: No ma'am.
HPD: I know these are surface streets and you're on a motorcycle but it's still a stop sign.
BL: I understand, sorry.

Boy wat a start to a glorious morning huh? Da officer did exercise compassion and understanding of da situation while reminding me about traffic signs as she let me go. She was in no way condescending nor power tripping - just doing her job in a very professional manner.

I was just shaking my head (inside my head of course) as I was thinking wat are da odds dat I've been living there for almost a decade and NOBODY stops fully at dat stop sign - in fact, nobody does a complete stop unless absolutely necessary at any of da six stop signs in my area! And having an actual squad car roaming our street? About da same odds I'd hit MegaBucks.

No, it absolutely does not excuse my action but I was just thinking it's a one in a million and I was dat one. Ai-goo. :roll:

And wat do I see as I head out to da main road? Three failure to "stop", one red light runner, one crossing a SOLID white line and a jay walker.

Totally Wassup Wit Dat! yeah? :lol: :lol:

Have you evah gotten pulled ovah? Was it an "everybody else was doing it" infraction at a common spot? Or was it like me dat everybody does it but just at dat right moment, you were got caught? Were you evah given chance... but still do it at dat location?

Go figgah but all I can do is shake my head cause I know my counter has reset and it'll (hopefully) be a long time before dat millionth lucky strike comes back around.