Archive for the ‘Road Rage’ Category

T-Bone Hash

August 20th, 2015

As I'm dropping off Da Keiki to preschool, one of da busiest intersections in Pearl City wea many accidents have occurred, our light turns green and like I do at every intersection I check both ways.

Da lanes immediate to me, nada, so I release da brake pedal and da truck naturally rolls forward. Then as I check da opposite lanes, a silver Toyota Tacoma comes making a shallow left turn forcing me to brake avoiding a t-bone crunch.

Just by his turning radius, and da fact dat our light was green, you could tell he was gunning da yellow light and if you've been driving on da roads long enough dat shallow turn ALWAYS comes close to da perpendicular traveling vehicle.

I throw my hands up and mouth, rogah, MOUTHED (cause Da Keiki was in da truck), WTF!?!

And at dat split second to reply he throws HIS hands up and says da samething!

Wassup Wit Dat!

I was so disgusted - and pissed - dat dis mid/late twenty year old even thinks he has an inkling of a case dat he's in da right. Seriously, you gun da yellow light from afar and start to make your turn in da red? If he was sitting in da intersection at da yellow, by all means he has da "right" to complete his turn even at a red light.

Then on da way to work as I'm riding I couldn't help but notice a distinct aroma of....... pakalolo! It's not like smoking it at a park or your home but as you drive? And dat is definitely not da first time I've witnessed a drive by whiff.

Wow! It's days like dis dat I seriously wish there was a remote island we could send all these lolo's to.

With back to school in full swing next week Monday, please be vigilant out there cause there will be many more lolo's dat don't respect and know da rules of da road. They'll be calling you out saying wtf until they wreck, they'll always be right.

Here's hoping they're insured.

Four Times In Fifteen Minutes

August 5th, 2015

No, das not how long I "last" but aftah riding into work dis morning I couldn't help but question as to how Hawai'i driver licenses are not only issued but maintained.

As I left da hale and approached a busy intersection, a lone vehicle held up traffic on a popular road all because dat driver nevah 'know' da rules of da road.

On a two way street with a green light both ways, right hand turning vehicles have da right of way.... ALWAYS! Left turning vehicles (opposite direction) must yield.... ALWAYS!

But dis lolo stopped, held up traffic all da while horns are 'politely' honking trying to urge him/her to go but to no avail so da rest of us just sucked it up and waited till it was our turn to go again.

Then not more than thirty seconds latah on da Pearl City H1 on ramp I'm on da main lane dat has a YIELDING lane to merge with da one I'm on. I see da rush coming and I'm a click ahead with my spidey-sense tingling. As I'm already into my lean, I noticed da leading vehicle wasn't slowing down to observe da YIELD while da vehicles behind were. Luckily I conserved some lean angle to accelerate as she nearly clipped my rear tire. As soon as I'm upright, I give her a piece of my mind but to no avail.

Now rolling along near da zip mobile hale, da zip mobile traffic needs to merge into H1 traffic and I honestly have to say having traveled dis road for ovah a decade every business day, da majority of zip mobile traffic could care less and just 'push' their way in as soon as H1 comes into view without a care dat they are to 'yield' cause they are changing lanes.

As da lanes are just about to connect, there's a Rav4 driving on da left side of me in da zip lane. I'm checking her out to see wat she's going to do and spy her through her passenger side mirror. She checks her rear view mirror ONLY then veers into my lane causing me to brake and avoid. I flash my lights, rev my engine and honk my weak a$$ horn only to have her just wave to say.... 'thank you'??

I pull alongside her and point my finger to my eyes indicating to look/check and she just smiles.

Wassup Wit Dat!

OMFG! Geez, wat a morning and then as I'm turning into da office street, I have my signal on and stop. Da truck behind me is on my tail inching closer to 'hint' to me to move but kinda hard wen get people crossing da street no?

Wat kine people are on da road these days? How come nobody knows da 'rules of da road'? And before da handful of people tell me to stop riding, I know how to ride so how come you no tell people not to drive? If drivahs learn and understand da (basic) rules of da road, imagine how much more pleasant driving would be?

But dat would be too much to ask no?

Stay tuned for a WWD! concept......

Bucking Broncos!

April 8th, 2015

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

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.”


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

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........