TURN SIGNALS …. every vehicle has one!

Generally speaking this picture is of a car turn signal. I know you may be shocked. But these decorative glittery things do exist. If you are aware of their existence and you live in Atlanta and it’s surrounding counties you may be interested to know that they serve a purpose. They keep drivers like me from slamming into you at 85 (excuse me, 60) mph. These ornamental devices have the ability to advise me in advance that you plan to turn at a 4-way intersection and that I should move into a respective passing lane (having used my turn signal in advance). It helps me to move on, rather than sit and wait on you to turn while all the other Nascar fans speed by us both, just sitting there with you talking on your cell phone.

The turn signals work rather simply. There’s generally a bar near your car steering wheel (fairly close to your chest or belly) that allows you to alert others to your intent of a directional change. It’s also a courtesy, like a request and/or thank you for the privilege of being able to alter your direction. It’s easy really and the effort takes very little strength. Humor yourselves and give it a try. You may find that it brings you inner peace. You may find that other people aren’t honking at you so much.

I do know that then your flying up the turn lane on 14th St. I won’t let you in front of me, mostly because you’re not asking politely. You’re just being rude, and rude begets my 10% evil side and I will speed up to not let you in everytime.

BTW …. why is it almost always a female in a high end SUV?

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Definitely a shared frustration. If misery loves company you’ll be happy to know it is no different in Phoenix. One exception, here it is as likely to be a man in a Hummer or Dr & Mrs St. Yuppie in their Mercedes/Lexus/BMW as soccer mom.

    I think the problem is anatomical. Pressing the lever to activate turn signal would require them to put down their cell phone or Starbucks cup.

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  2. Ron says:

    My experience has been that at least half the drivers I’m behind do not use their turn signals. And the ones that do use it AS THEY ARE TURNING. They do this because they are lazy and don’t want to take TWO SEPARATE HAND MOTIONS to first, hit the turn signal then actually turn the steering wheel. Another interesting factoid is that if I am the only car behind them, the car in front of me almost always NEVER uses their turn signal. What? They need two or more cars? And oh yes, to answer your question why is there almost always a female in a high end SUV? I’ve noticed this fact too. With no offense to the lady readers of this blog, it is because the big, butch male of the household wants to protect his lady with a tank (or as I often tell Bill they want to protect their hole). And of course you’ve notice the direct correlation between penis size of the driver of the SUV and the size of the wheels of the SUV: the bigger the wheels, the smaller the penis. Those guys who tool around in those SUV’s with monster wheels are practicing “penis compensation.”

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