5/30/2007

Adventures In Stereotyping...

Anyone who drives a car with custom graphics is a bad driver.

I think I can safely say this after seeing some guy in a car yesterday with custom graphics. He was driving like a real jackass.

18 comments:

K.I.D. said...

Where'd you get a picture of my dad's car?

Johnny Yen said...

Here in Chicago, all the bad drivers seem to drive white vans, unless they're soccer moms with a cell phone in one hand and a Starbucks in the other. Oh, sorry, was that a stereotype?

vikkitikkitavi said...

It used to be that BMW was by far the favored vehicle of road assholes in LA, but now those new Mustangs are giving BMWs a run for their money.

I think it's because assholes can't resist a dinky little pointless spoiler on the back of a car. It's like crack to them.

Spooney said...

In LA everyone drives bad, but I still think the worst are the BMW owners. They feel that because they drive a BMW rules of the road don't apply to them.

Another thing that I've noticed in the last few years is a decline in people using their turn signals. I've just recently realized it's because they are usually on the fucking cell phone & flicking that little lever to let people know where you are going interferes with their phone call.

Skylers Dad said...

We have a somewhat unusual driving problem here in Colorado. There are too many people from lots of different places all coming and driving with their old habits.

You can handle it if you can anticipate an asshole, but when you don't know which obnoxious type of move to look for, it really sucks!

genn6 said...

It's like owning a Hummer because you have a small dick. The more dressed up your car has to be the less self-esteem you have to work with. THat false sense of security gives them the freedom to drive like idiots.

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

I fuckin' hate Fred Thompson.
Conservative "I'm not running until you beg me" asshole.


This has nothing to do with your post, but I just had to say it. Thanks for letting me unload.

Johnny Yen said...

That's not just LA, Spooney-- there's a thing about Chicago driving and drivers that goes around the emails. One of the things is something to the effect that if they're using a turn signal, the signal is obviously malfunctioning.

We also have two opposing problems-- people who don't know that they're supposed to get in the intersection to await a right turn, and finish it at the yellow. I've been stuck behind these idiots, and missed two turns of the light, while sit there looking perplexed at the angry guy behind them laying on the horn. The others are the people who don't just rush a yellow, but run through a solid red. Fortunately the city is installing monitors that detect it, take their picture and give them tickets-- tickets they can't fight in court. I've seen easily a dozen of these; the picture is taken waayyyyy after the red light, but they still run them.

Johnny Yen said...

Duh-- that should have read "await a left turn." Not enough caffeine.

Big Orange (a.k.a. "Uncle Moonpie") said...

don't forget those moronic "truck nuts". Those assholes drive exactly LIKE assholes. Hey! Maybe we should paint some assholes on the back of their trucks to match their nuts! A big ol' brown asterisk should do, no??

Beth said...

Theory proven.

Dick Small said...

Here in upstate new york, everyone's a bad driver. Except me.

gizmorox said...

I like how the faint white paint kind of makes the "flames" look more like sperm trying to swim their way off the truck. Bet that realization would take his ego down a notch.

CATHERINETTE SINGLETON said...

Not only are they bad drivers, they are also mega-tools. They should be stopped and arrested on sight.

Tenacious S said...

The stereotype I'd like to add is the aging white male driver who is unbelievably rude and seems to have some sense of entitlement. The closest I've ever come to just ramming someone's car was when one of these smug fuckers snaked a place I was backing into by pulling into it. Fucker.

Johnny Yen said...

The stereotype I'd like to add is the aging white male driver who is unbelievably rude and seems to have some sense of entitlement.

Wait a minute, I have not driven anywhere near you lately, TenS!

Valerie said...

What about when you have paper flames taped to the side of your mom's car?

(http://munzlife.blogspot.com/2006/11/flashback-story-from-1989.html)

Writeprocrastinator said...

The Mikester wouldn't use decals or painted-on flames. Michael Bay would set this on fire and spin the cameras around it, catching all the action.