Things we don't understand..........

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by winds-of-change, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

    I was driving home from my Dad's today right around 1630. Just the beginning of rush hour on the expressway. I'm zipping along all happy and content then one of those lighted signs display, "Expect delays, traffic congestion ahead." Okay, sure enough, the traffic slows to a crawl. Stop and go traffic. Inching along for a good mile or mile and a half. Then suddenly, the traffic is free flowing again. What was the hold up? There were no entrance or exit ramps, no construction. What causes that congestion? It was so weird.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    It's usually caused by the sign.
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

    There you go. That's got to be it. Gosh darn it, if the sign says there's traffic congestion then we sure as hell better make sure there's some traffic congestion.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

    Why is it that someone will pull out right in front of you while you're moving along at 55 miles an hour, causing you to slow down so you don't hit them, when there isn't a car behind you for miles?
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Just be glad it wasn't this sign.

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  6. roscoguy

    roscoguy New Member

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    This happens to other people too?!?!?!

    My best guess was that they thought "There just may be an ICBM in that other lane"... :rolleyes:
     
  7. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    I have learned that since I drive a large truck, everyone needs to be in front of it no matter how fast you are going. I love it when I am passing an on ramp and the guy getting on will floor it to get in front of me and then slow down to slower then i am driving and i will have to pass.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    good-luck-sign.jpg

    About covers it.....
     
  9. Flat Tire

    Flat Tire New Member

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    The only time I ever drive in traffic is on vacation, go figure.
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

    I don't understand how my grass dries out dead when it's a drought but the weeds stay green. :confused:
     
  11. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

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    Were you military Winds? I ask because of the way you listed the time.
     
  12. primer1

    primer1 New Member

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    Because people don't care. Another example of civility degrading. It happens to me all the time.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    :confused:things we don't understand..........

    why do we park in a driveway, but drive on a parkway? :eek:

    that one still eludes me to this day. :confused:
     
  14. primer1

    primer1 New Member

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    Many weeds have a longer taproot, which reaches the wet sp, er, uh the moisture deep in the soil. Most grasses have shallow roots. Sorry if I'm spoiling the fun.

    Ok, I'll play. Why do we drive in a parkway but park in a driveway?
     
  15. primer1

    primer1 New Member

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    Why does somebody post something while your typing the same thing?
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i don't know. that's what i want to know! why is it that way?:D
     
  17. primer1

    primer1 New Member

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    It's too late. It makes my head hurt. Must fall asleep thinking of something else... Mmmmmm hunting.
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    okay. but it will be a nagging question that will keep you up all night!:eek::D
     
  19. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    She is in the medical field, and they use military time.

    I have no idea if she served though.
     
  20. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    My mom screws with people who do that. She will actually speed up, and then wait until she almost hits them to change lanes and zoom pass them. It scares the crap out of them. (it's usually a small car vs her Silverado). :D