My gripe of the day

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Slick silver, May 31, 2016.

  1. Slick silver

    Slick silver Active Member

    I swear all motorist should go through a remedial driving course every few years. I watch so many people while I'm driving do so many stupid things. The one that irritates me the most, is when people try and stop traffic to let us out. I know they are being courteous, but when they don't pay attention to the turn signal and see that I'm actually trying to turn left, then watch my opportunity to turn fade away and have to wait all over again. I had two people today do that and they both almost got rear ended in the process.
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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Whenever I have someone stop in traffic, flash their lights and wave for me to turn, I will sit there until they figure out that it is their turn to go.

    My pet peeve are those idiots who drive with their dog on their lap.
  3. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I got nothin.
  4. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Main road on my route is a divided ten lane road. Drives me nuts when people will wait till all five lanes are clear before they turn right, and most of the time, they stay in the right lane when they pull out.
  5. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    People that don't use turn signals; they know what the hell they are going to do, but no one else does.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    A divided ten lane road in town? Yeah, I don't think so.
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  7. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Plenty of them where I am.
  8. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    I hate when you're on a narrow road and some moron is walking right in the middle with their headphones blasting
  9. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Why is that? This ain't upstate NY.
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  10. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    Corvettes are notorious for this. I have never in my life seen a Vette signal for a lane change or turn. Do Vettes not come with turn signals?....or are their drivers simply exempt from having to signal their intention to turn, as to do so would likely diminish their cool factor?
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have been up and down the East Coast and spent 4 years in Texas and have yet to see a divided ten lane road anywhere along the way.
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    come to California and be educated!!
  13. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Since you've been everywhere!
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do you have any divided ten lane roads running through the middle of your town?

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    It's shocking how many high end cars have defective turn signals.
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I bet they would suddenly start working if there was a phone app for that.
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    We experienced a strange phenomenon. Driving north to the border of Oregon.....Cali drivers are notorious for no blinkers.....when we crossed the Oregon border, everyone used their blinkers.
    Ohio-trained, so we always use the turn signal
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The cavity search was quite thorough yet surprisingly gentle.
  20. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Where I am, no one wants to use their turn signals merging or changing lanes because people will speed up and won't let you in. You have to use the element of surprise.
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