Nov 06 2008

Three point turn arounds!

Published by at 3:00 am under Why?!?

After last night’s election I’m still having a hard time feeling negative about much BUT this morning I had to suffer through something so horrible that it almost ruined the historic day. Much like dropping my keys, I find the simple act of performing a basic three point turn around in the middle of a street to be torture. When I realize the only parallel parking space available must be reached by a quick turn around in the middle of the block I start to seriously consider just driving away until I reach a new town where I can start a new life under a different name.

Is there anything worse than that awkward pause after putting your car in reverse when the transmission is just not ready to move in a new direction yet? You press the gas pedal but the car sits there and does nothing as if to say, “fuck it, I don’t feel like it right now.” Even if you are in the middle of Death Valley the street will suddenly become filled with cars waiting to pass while you inch back and forth like a turd in the middle of the street. They stare at you and judge you with their judgey eyes. STOP LOOKING AT ME, I’M GOING AS FAST AS I CAN!

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12 comments to “Three point turn arounds!”

  1. Creature of Habiton 06 Nov 2008 at 7:49 am

    Haha…..oh my.

    I had this very thing happen yesterday, but in my haste to back up I backed into a 12″ high stone wall, and smashed the bottom of my bumper. $1200 repair.

    Ruined an otherwise happy-go-lucky day.

    Crap.

  2. You Just Made My List!on 06 Nov 2008 at 8:40 am

    Oh know, shit! Who builds a 12″ high wall? Sue them!

  3. guilty noodleson 06 Nov 2008 at 12:02 pm

    I love doing turn arounds! I usually roll down my window and smile and wave to all the impatient drivers.

    Um yeah, that totally sucks Habit. I did that once in a parking garage. I backed my car into a cement post. $1800 repair. I wasn’t doing a turn around though. I was just backing my car into the post.

  4. SanFranon 06 Nov 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Look on the bright side, you could have backed over your own child with your land-crushing SUV, like so many moms have done over the years…

  5. T-Ravon 06 Nov 2008 at 11:28 pm

    That’s a sweet Ford Fairmont in the photo,does that car belong to you?

  6. You Just Made My List!on 07 Nov 2008 at 10:14 am

    I had a Ford Fairmont in College and I loved it. It was big and square.

  7. guilty noodleson 07 Nov 2008 at 1:34 pm

    SanFran, I didn’t have any kids or drive a SUV at the time the incident occurred, I was just dumb as shit. Thanks for making feel like an asshole anyway.

    And yes, it’s a huge problem in our community over here. I see it all the time. Moms flattening their children because they can’t see shit from the insanely large vehicle. It’s an epidemic.

  8. Munchieson 09 Nov 2008 at 3:50 am

    You know what I hate more than three point turns?

    People who drive *exactly* the speed limit.

    Nothing pisses me off more, not even people doing 10 under the speed limit (usually it’s tiny old people, so I suppose it’s a good thing they are slow).

    But exactly the speed limit? Like they are so afraid to speed, and are trying to wear out their cruise control button.

  9. You Just Made My List!on 09 Nov 2008 at 6:20 pm

    HA, that is super annoying, agreed!

  10. AngrySaron 14 Nov 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Hey, first off, long time reader, first time poster… I check this site every day at work, probably not real good for productivity, but I’m an addict now, I love it!!

    You know what I hate? People who HAVE to wash their cars regularly, especially when you live somewhere with as random weather as I live… near Wichita, KS. It randomly rains, sleets or snows any day during the year, its unpredictable, and frankly if your car doesn’t look dirty, DON’T WASH IT!!!!

    I literally got laughed at here at work when I talked about this white car (white actually shows dirt the least on cars) I had that I literally NEVER had to wash, it always looked clean. And my jerk coworkers laughed at me. Just bc you have to wash your car to be some status symbol of “Hi. I have money, so I’m going to literally wash it down the drain even though my car looks exactly the SAME before and after going thru this car wash”. Just dumb.

    Ah, I feel better already. 🙂

  11. You Just Made My List!on 14 Nov 2008 at 3:32 pm

    AngrySar, let it all out. It feels good doesn’t it? Let the hate and anger run through your veins! Yes, yes, YES!

    I never wash my car and although it looks bad (it’s black) I don’t really care. BUT I do care about the interior and like to keep it clean and clutter-free. It freaks me out when I see people who drive around with a ton of garbage in their car.

  12. AngrySaron 14 Nov 2008 at 4:20 pm

    That’s right. I used to know somebody who had a foot of trash in their backseat. Also, that trash apparently included old McDonald’s bags & baby bottles since it stank to high heaven of rank food! UGH!