Mar 21

uncle richard, me, and james earl jones

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I NEED one of these.  It’s so awesome I can’t even believe it.  Actually I want blue and red.  I’m not going to order one though…after I spent SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS on my car last week.

Thursday night I was on Mansell road when an idiot in an Audi decides he’d come into my lane with me.  I say “he,” but I have no idea.  It could be a woman.  Whatever.  So he shoots into my lane as I simultaneously lay on the horn, slam on the brakes, and swerve to the right.  Well, right where I swerved just happened to be one of those low concrete traffic director things (triangle shaped, saying to turn in and out of the gas station).  My car started beeping and the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) light came on.  I have no idea what happened to the Audi.  I turned off at a BP right down the street and looked at the damage, my rear passenger tire was literally ripped up the side, and both passenger side wheels/rims were slightly damaged.  Not damaged badly enough to need replacing, thankfully ($$$$$$$$$$$), but it’s really annoying.  The front passenger tire has a little bit of rubber gone, but I believe it is fine.

Anyway I called Mazda roadside assistance who called and paid for AAA to tow me.  Lorena was kind enough to keep me company for a little bit while I was waiting and take me home.  I got to drive my car backwards onto the tow truck!  It was fun.  Then we watched Casablanca and it was excellent like always.

Friday morning at 8 I got up and WALKED to the Mazda dealership where my car was.  I guess I could have gotten some other arrangement, but it was only a 20 minute walk and I’m sure I could use it.  I had them put a new tire on the driver side too, because both of my rear tires were pretty much dead.  Tires were $237 apiece, had to pay $80 for alignment because I hit the concrete, and $100 for labor.  Also I had to sit at the dealership for hours.  Also I had to call into a conference call right as my car was getting done, and it was kind of embarassing for me cause I looked stupid to the folks on the conference call and felt rude to the Mazda folks for trying to transact business on the phone.  But anyway.  It’s all over.  I think the Audi should be responsible for all of that minus the rear driver tire, but he was long gone in true Atlanta driver fashion.  Oh well.  I’m getting back to work now.

Emotron tonight$!!#@!#  Also I have been listening to The Format almost nonstop.

Nov 03

White trash on a power trip

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Oh man I am angry…if anybody can help me out with any information whatsoever, please do

I was driving home just now, and I was almost to my exit, and there were cops around taking care of an accident or something. georgia navigator says “I-75/85 South between 17TH ST and 10TH/14TH ST
1 vehicle, Fulton Co. [GDOT-INC-483025]” So I saw the flashing lights ahead, and I slowed down to match the car in front of me. We were already in the slow lane, or the one next to it. I was mainly watching them, but I did see that there was a police car in the 2nd lane with its lights flashing. Out of, what, 5 lanes or so, there was a car in one. The car ahead of me slowed down and got in the slow lane, so I did too. It kept on slowing and slowing and finally it stopped, and I got confused. A cop pointed, and they drove up a little way and turned left and got over a few lanes and went on. A cop started pointing that way, so I started to go the same route. it becomes a blur, cause it was dark and wet and there were lights flashing everywhere…it was confusing…but this woman cop started screaming at me. I of course immediately stopped and looked, and she pointed to go the way i was going. I started going again, very slowly, and stopped next to her, this was beside the police car in the lane to the left. She beat on my window and told me to roll it down, even though i could plainly hear everything she was saying, and could tell she was a piece of human white trash filth by her voice. So I hit the rolldown button, and it was going down and all of a sudden she jerked my door open! at that point I seriously started freaking out, I once had a cop yell at me for going 20 in a 25 because I was “going faster than everybody else,” but I have never had my door ripped open. She seriously threw it open! is that even legal?? she starts yelling at me, I don’t remember the sequence of events. She demanded my license, I pulled it out and gave it to her and she asked me if I was drinking. I was kind of angry at having my door ripped open, and maybe I put an edge to my “no”, I don’t know. She starts saying crap about her car was OBVIOUSLY in BOTH right lanes. I was stopped about 3 feet from her car. I turned my head and looked at the wheels she wasn’t blocking with my car door and her body…the tires were literally 4 inches in the slow lane. there is absolutely no way anybody could tell what lane that police car was in until you’re right on it…try looking for road paint that’s faded and wet some time…it is invisible. She asked me if I needed glasses, I said no, she said something about how we were the only two cars taht night that didn’t realize she was in both lanes, couldn’t I see the car as soon as I “popped over that hill??” “I saw lights, I couldn’t tell what lanes any particular cars were in, and I was concentrating on what the car in front of me was doing.” She made some comments about how I obviously shouldn’t be driving (I’m not sure what reason exists that I shouldn’t be, or if she claimed to have one), and said “yeah just following like a duck” and slammed my car door shut.

I am so seriously angry about this, I wish I had the sense of mind to ask her her name, or even notice who she was with (state patrol, atl police, fulton county). If anybody has any way I could find out just who would be handling that, I’m really going to call and lodge my complaints. I don’t know why she didn’t scream at the car in front of me, maybe it was my “Proud to be an american” tshirt with my “I’m a georgia voter” sticker that made her so angry. Maybe my age. I have no idea, but that was seriously wrong. I did absolutely nothing wrong, and this woman is seriously demented if she thinks she can treat people like that. I need to add that when she said that it was obvious her car was in both lanes, I looked at it, noticed how it was 98% in the 2nd lane, thought about how lanes are invisible in the rain, and looked up at her with total incredulity. All that was going through my head was “this woman must be crazy”, and so she started going on about how when SHE came over the hill she could plainly see everything that was happening and what lane her car was in…which I really don’t understand. Did she park it and then walk 200 yards up the freeway and commandeer another car to see if it was visible from there, or what??

Anyway, somebody please help me, maybe there’s been a ton of complaints about this psycho, and I could be the one to get her fired and hopefully living in a box on north avenue.

Man I’m so shaken up and angry about this that I forgot the 200 things I was going to really write about.

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