Monday, December 22, 2008

Crazy Christmas Shoppers

People are crazy...that's about all I can say. LOL
I spent the last 5 hours driving in and out of the strip malls around Concord today, stopping at certain stores to purchase my last minutes gifts. I found pretty much all I needed except the handheld GPS I was going to get George for Christmas. They were all out, just my luck. The sale is on until the 27th so I decided to purchase a gift card so he can go to the store and possibly buy it after Christmas. At least he will have a couple of things under the tree to open.
Anyway, back to the crazy people. I am guessing we got about another 10 inches of snow yesterday, on top of the foot we got Friday night. I do realize that it is the first major snowstorm of the season, but come on people...if you have lived here for even one year you should know how to drive when there is snow on the ground. You cannot do 30 going around corners, and it is really a good idea to slow down, even if there is only an inch of snow on the ground. There is most likely ice underneath. The roads were actually pretty good today, considering I was out fairly early. The plows had been out all night and except for a few of the back roads, they were in good shape. I was behind a school bus so I was going pretty slow but the 4 wheel drive vehicle behind me was quite impatient. He rode my bumper the entire 6 miles to town, even after I tapped my brakes a few times to back him off. As soon as the school bus turned down another back road, the 4 wheel drive passed me, illegaly I must add. A mile or so down the road, I saw his rear bumper sticking out of a snowbank and he was spinning his tires to get enough traction to get himself out. I don't know how he made out, I didn't stop. Serves him right for being an idiot.
Idiot #2 reared it's ugly head by the Mall. I believe in common curtesy and often at an intersection, I will let someone trying to make a left hand turn go because when there is a line of traffic coming, I know how much it sucks to be stuck when no one will let you go. I could see there was a break in the traffic so I motioned for this woman to cut in from of me and make her turn into a gas station. Idiot #2 behind me started honking his stupid horn at me. I tried to ignore him but he leaned on his horn for a solid minute. Now it took the woman in the car only 5-6 seconds to go in front of me and enter the gas station. Certainly no reason for the dumbass to go ballistic. I shook my head and continued on my way. He followed me into the parking lot of the sporting goods store and drove by me when I was getting out of my car and called me a few choice names. I gave him the one finger salute and wished him a Merry Christmas.
By this time I was pretty much ready to go home. My patience was wearing thin so I finished up my business at the store and headed home.

We are going to go shopping tonight after supper to finish up. All we have left are the gifts for the grandkids and I need to go to Kohl's. I drove right by there today and didn't feel like going back once I realized it. George has to work today and tomorrow but then he will be off for 12 days.

I just put a cake in the oven and I think I'll make a turkey pot pie for supper tonight. We cooked a turkey yesterday and have plenty of leftovers. Time to finish the laundry.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful day.

6 comments:

Intense Guy said...

Crazy? Sounds like a regular day with the drivers in the part of the world... I must admit I clapped with you said the idjut that passed you illegally ended up in a snow bank. Good riddance....

Karla said...

Has nothing to do with snow..you're gonna get that in any city! I'm with Iggy..really glad that idiot ended up in a snow bank...I'd of probably tapped my brakes too hard and let him eat my back seat and then I'd get a new car for Christmas!!!!!!

ChicagoLady said...

Now that the bad weather is here, I dislike tailgaters even more than normal. I had one behind me this morning, and he had all sorts of opportunities to change lanes, but sat behind me tailing me. So, I started slowing down. He finally passed me, and I got back up to speed.

We don't have near the snow you have, but it's been very slick with the bitter cold temps, cars were sliding all over the place this morning. Very early this morning there were lots of spins and rollovers on some of the interstates.

LadyStyx said...

*shakes head* and people wonder why Im afraid to get behind the wheel...

Punkn said...

I've found the most dangerous drivers on ice and snow are young men with four wheel drives. They think they are invincible. That one learned a valuable lesson without getting hurt. Hurray!

AliceKay said...

I'm glad he got himself stuck in the snow, too. That'll show him. LOL. Love the one finger salute you gave that other guy, too. (hey, dont mess around with lainie, folks. LOL)