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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Protip: When you volunteer to drive, dont be a douche

Finally got my first day of the season in and got to ride my new stick... Ive been riding for about 9 years and just bought my second board since I started. go me!

The ride from NYC to VT is about 4 hours but the real fun started on the way home. I sat in the back seat both directions but halfway back I notice that my friend is texting back and forth. Naturally I said, "Hey, its making me nervous that you're texting and driving. Do you mind putting the phone down till we get home?"

When your friend is telling you that youre driving like a 13 year old girl dont reply with this: "Dude, it's a four hour drive, what do you expect me to do?"
or "Im kind of insulted that you think that I would have an accident. I'm a better driver then that."

Some back and forth later I realized I was arguing with a child so I just made sure my seatbelt worked and tried not act like a back seat bitch... it was bad enough that he was doing that but yelling and stressing out the driver wouldnt help. He made his decision to not give a fuck about anyone within a 50' radius and I either had to get out (and hitchhike my ass out of CT) or hope for the best.

I dont care if he rolls up in a limo with a hot tub in the back, I will never get into a car with that cock gobbling douche nozzle who cares more about his phone than his friends or anyone else.

This rant is brought to you by the letters T, X, T and the number 8.

Would you have gotten out? stolen his phone out of his hand? Should I have just shaved my vagina and not said anything?
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I am with you. Txt while actively driving and I am saying something. I can look past txting at red lights, but not in motion.
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I get uncomfortable when people text and drive... I get it if it's one text but if you gotta have a whole convo then call them up!

I would have given the driver some shit as well and tried to get the others on my side... maybe pulled up some horrible, traumatizing pictures of texting-while-driving accident victims to show the driver.
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I would much rather converse with my friends or kids in the car that are with me.

If I must text I have had the passenger read me the text and enter my reply. this works well, especially when it's me and the kids and I have to answer mom

-I'm Slyder and I suffer from "Gummer Syndrome"
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My GF does that shit all the time, drives me nuts. I tell her bout it all the time, but kind of gave up, now I just drive when we go places together lol.
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In local news just this week, some twit was playing with her ipod while driving (same idea as texting) and drove right off the road and ran over some guy. He's in the hospital in critical condition with multiple injuries. Her car is totalled.

I don't care how good you think you are -- all the other idiots who've had accidents thought they were just as good.

Coffee is your friend. Everyone else is an acquaintance.
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Here is a tip for you for the next time you want to bum a ride, sack up:

Sorry dude, but I took Greyhound one time about 5 years ago and it will be the last time.

They fucked up every part of my journey, multiple broken buses, lost luggage (broken bus can't open luggage compartment?), took 12 hours to complete a 2.5 hour journey by car, missed a flight and got nothing but attitude from Greyhound.

Yea I was just waiting for someone to mention this shithole company so I could spew about it, I forget how pissed I am at it until it comes up....

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tell the guy to stop texting or you are gonna kick the shit out of him. If he continues flip out and force him to pull over. Remove him from the driver seat. You drive the rest of the way. Problem solved.
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I'm not going to lie, I'm guilty. I don't see how texting/talking/eating while driving is so complicated and confounding to the general public. I mean they are bad habits and all but it's just not that hard to pay attention to the road.

Drugs don't make people stupid, people are stupid.
Devices don't make people bad drivers, they are bad drivers.

I'm prepared to get flamed.
Have a good day.
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If you're typing/reading a text, you cannot focus on the other idiot drivers trying to kill you.
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