This site will look better in a browser that supports Web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

April 27, 2004

1993
2001
2002
2003
2004
January
February
March
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Thinking Ahead

Got stuck behind a gimp-mobile turning from Neville onto Fifth today. When I pulled into the lane the guy had his four-ways on. No problem, think I, he's just picking up a senior citizen and will be on his way soon. Then the light changes. No big deal, I wasn't making that one anyway.

Then he gets out of the van/bus/thing and helps a woman in a motorized wheelchair into the vehicle. This takes another two lights, and the whole time I'm pulled up too close to the van-thing to go around without backing up first. I finally got around the guy on the fourth light, he was still sitting there.

Now look, before I start sounding like more of an asshole than usual: I'm cool with the gimp-mobile. If I'm ever confined to a wheelchair I'll even make use of one. And I know there's a lot that needs to be done to get a person in a wheelchair secured properly. No biggie.

But there's a four-lane driveway right where the van was stopped! The woman in the wheelchair rolled up the damn thing! If the twit driving had the basic sense to just pull off the frickin' road there would have been no traffic problems (well, beyond the usual, anyway) and I wouldn't have been late for work. But apparently the driver has all the common sense of a lima bean, so I crept in late. Not by much, mind you, but I still don't like being late for things.

And to prove what a nice guy I am, I didn't even lay on the horn as I (finally) passed the guy, even thought I really wanted to.

This page's URL is http://jasonfleshman.org

This page last updated Jul 19, 2019 3:34:19 PM.