Monday, December 06, 2004


My BIGGEST pet peeve is people who think they are the most important thing on the face of this earth and the rest of the world needs to submit to them. I ran into one of these people today on my lunch hour.

For those familiar with Edmond, I was heading east on 33rd Street and had just past Pepperoni Grill heading to Taco Bell to pick up lunch for a co-worker. Well there was this woman sitting at the cross street next to McDonald’s who wanted to turn left onto 33rd. Problem was, the light was red, so traffic was backed up quite a bit.

I don’t know who died and made this woman queen of the world, but instead of waiting for the light to turn green and look for a break in traffic, she pulls into the east bound lane and proceeds to block BOTH lanes of traffic. So not only is traffic backed up on the west bound lane waiting for the light to change, but traffic is now backed up on the east bound lane waiting for her to move. And the whole time this broad is looking at us like we’re the ones with a problem.

I wanted to get out of my car and smack her upside her head to maybe jump start that brain of hers (if she had one), but before I had a chance, some cars in the other lane maneuvered to let her in (I think they saw the anger on the faces of everyone else). So now, what she’s learned is that she can get away with it.

All I want to know is why people like this exist? What is it that makes people think that the world owes them and they have the right to behave badly to get their way? And sorry to say, it’s not limited to non-Christians. I see it all the time. I have to deal with a woman on a regular basis who has gotten her way her entire life and as a result, she believes that she deserves to always get her way and will stop at nothing to make sure it happens. Frustrating. Does nobody remember the Golden Rule anymore? Okay, I’ll stop now, but stunned at this woman’s behavior.


Mgam said...

Patience, Stacey. God loves her too!! :-)

Stacey said...

I know, but surely God was even a little annoyed with her. Just because you love someone doesn't mean you don't get annoyed with them.

lindsy said...

Should have smacked her.

tams said...

did you honk your horn at her? i'm not really a hornk honker myself, but this probably would've pushed me over the edge.

Krista said...

This is a perfect example of why I hate driving. I must admit that I have a pretty bad case of road rage and I'm afraid I would not have been nice to this lady. When I win the lottery and have a lot of extra money I'll be hiring a driver for myself so that I don't have to deal with these crazy people on the road.

Stacey said...

Smacking her was my first thought, honking at her was my second, but I decided that she was likely to get out and shoot me if I didn't stay in my car (obviously she wasn't a rational person) so I refrained and stayed in my car and contemplated moving her out of the way with my car. =)