~Adhering to the simplest of traffic rules~  

MartsPudicInked 48F
1659 posts
7/9/2006 1:46 pm

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~Adhering to the simplest of traffic rules~

I really consider myself a fairly calm driverwith a love for speed,however today i think every dingbat was out driving,and to make things worse-they were all in my way!!

People riding the break drives me totally nuts..

People stopping in a rotary,forgetting that once in there,we have the righter way.. GEEEEZ!!!

Merge,merge,merge...it's a good thing...lol


Stay safe..

~M~


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rm_Fritz104 58M
282 posts
7/9/2006 2:02 pm

Ummmmmmm.......rumor has it that you're a lead foot......LOL



~f~



MartsPudicInked replies on 7/10/2006 5:45 pm:
Never ever believe rumors!!
~M~

SingleWarrior 53M

7/9/2006 2:43 pm

Just flash them. They'll stop and gap while you go on by


MartsPudicInked replies on 7/10/2006 5:46 pm:
Haha...I will keep that in mind for next time!

~M~

eveready06 43M

7/9/2006 2:54 pm

Well it is Sunday lol! The flat cap brigade are allowed out special on a Sunday!


MartsPudicInked replies on 7/10/2006 5:47 pm:
LOL....I guess..(makes me sound like a real brat now)

~M~

rm_KarmoHunny 56F
888 posts
7/9/2006 4:13 pm

Sounds like you were driving here in the Twin Cities, MN.


MartsPudicInked replies on 7/10/2006 5:48 pm:
Equally as bad eh? lol

~M~

timo-timo 70M

7/9/2006 5:14 pm

i swear to god i never left California today....

honest...

All i remember about driving in Boston is that I felt like the NYC drivers were crazy,

but in Boston, I felt like everyone was playing chicken and actually trying to kill me...

That was years ago....I'm certain things are much better now...

i think...

t


MartsPudicInked replies on 7/10/2006 5:49 pm:
LOL.... I would hope so!!! I know we are an agressive bunch over here but geeez -killing ya?

~M~

rm_bessamemucho 49M
229 posts
7/9/2006 7:31 pm

You should've honked at me to get out of the way but then again I liked driving Miss Daisy around


MartsPudicInked replies on 7/10/2006 5:50 pm:
I only honk in emergencies....lol

~M~

jcpowerlifter 51M

7/9/2006 9:40 pm

Something to ponder......................I read this in the Globe in early June........

To you, that angry, horn-blasting tailgater is suffering from road rage. But doctors have another name for it – intermittent explosive disorder – and a new study suggests it is far more common than they realized, affecting up to 16 million Americans.

"People think it's bad behavior and that you just need an attitude adjustment, but what they don't know ... is that there's a biology and cognitive science to this," said Dr. Emil Coccaro, chairman of psychiatry at the University of Chicago's medical school.

Road rage, temper outbursts that involve throwing or breaking objects can sometimes be attributed to the disorder, though not everyone who does those things is afflicted.

By definition, intermittent explosive disorder involves multiple outbursts that are way out of proportion to the situation. These angry outbursts often include threats or aggressive actions and property damage. The disorder typically first appears in adolescence; in the study, the average age of onset was 14.

The study was based on a national face-to-face survey of 9,282 U.S. adults who answered diagnostic questionnaires in 2001-03. It was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

About 5 percent to 7 percent of the nationally representative sample had had the disorder, which would equal up to 16 million Americans. That is higher than better-known mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Coccaro said.

The average number of lifetime attacks per person was 43, resulting in $1,359 in property damage per person. About 4 percent had suffered recent attacks.

The findings were released Monday in the June issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

The findings show the little-studied disorder is much more common than previously thought, said lead author Ronald Kessler, a health care policy professor at Harvard Medical School.

"It is news to a lot of people even who are specialists in mental health services that such a large proportion of the population has these clinically significant anger attacks," Kessler said.

Four a couple of decades, intermittent explosive disorder, or IED, has been included in the manual psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness, though with slightly different names and criteria. That has contributed to misunderstanding and underappreciation of the disorder, said Coccaro, a study co-author.

"This is a well-designed, large-scale, face-to-face study with interesting and useful results," said Dr. David Fassler, a psychiatry professor at the University of Vermont. "The findings also confirm that for most people, the difficulties associated with the disorder begin during childhood or adolescence, and they often have a profound and ongoing impact on the person's life."

Jennifer Hartstein, a psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, said she had just diagnosed the disorder in a 16-year-old boy.

"In most situations, he is relatively affable, calm and very responsible," she said. But in stressful situations at home, he "explodes and tears apart his room, throws things at other people" to the point that his parents have called the police.

Hartstein said the study is important because many people are not aware of the disorder.

I wonder if those that aren't aware are the idiots who drive without paying attention............and its just us 16 million who do..........hmmmmmm.....

Anyway.......drive safe and ....try not to have a temporary lapse.........remember its not their fault for being stupid and inconsiderate .........they were born that way............


MartsPudicInked replies on 7/10/2006 5:51 pm:
Wow...indeed something to ponder...interesting and scary at the same time!

~M~

MoonRise9 59M

7/10/2006 6:54 am

Welcome to Boston


MartsPudicInked replies on 7/10/2006 5:52 pm:
Hehe....tell me about it!

~M~

SingleWarrior 53M

7/17/2006 8:02 pm

I dunno why... but I just had the urge to stop by this post again to open your blouse, pinch the nipples and say "BEEP BEEP!"

Must be all the traffic posts I've been reading


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