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Feb 25, 2013

Blinky Doesn't Like Your Bad Driving

I have been doing a lot of driving lately. This is out of my comfort zone, because I'd rather be a hermit I'm not usually one to leave the house "just because". My discomfort has me usually rambling on and on to myself in an endless loop of conversation. I'm also one of those drivers that shakes my fist in the air, like I'm a 90 year old man, if you're not following driving rules. I don't yell. I just talk to you like you can hear me, shaking my fist in the air, regarding your poor driving skills. I try not to get angry. Instead I tell myself that maybe that person has explosive diarrhea, or has a cat attacking their ankles, or maybe a rabid squirrel is loose in the backseat... and that person can't help driving like a (complete and total) jerk. It's a waste of my energy to get mad. I am trying to channel my energy into good (remember?)... like into this cute little monster sculpture I crocheted up. His name is Blinky.

Blinky Monster by Knot By Gran'ma
Blinky Monster doesn't like your driving
I think the worst offense you can make when driving, aside from doing 30 mph in a 55 because of drizzle (hey, don't drive in anything other than sunshine then...) is when people randomly stop short to make a turn. I don't tailgate when I drive mainly because of this... AAAND it's in the driving manual that you should have 2 car lengths between cars... or a count of 2 Mississippi. (cough*dork*cough). It's rude. It's dangerous, and it will get a fist shake out of me.

Blinky was born out of this... his little angry eyebrow, and bared teeth really found their way onto his little monster body, because (A LOT OF) people drive like they're the only ones driving IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE that day on that road... and the rules don't apply to them.

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  1. Oh my god I love this! I have to share this with Mike because he can relate to this all too well. :)

  2. One time when I was working at a hospital one of the departments had a little event to draw attention to their staff - they asked "What is a pet peeve of yours?" This one member said her pet peeve was when drivers got annoyed that she was tailgaiting!..She was someone who could annoy me at times - and that answer really made me roll my eyes. Blinky would have been the perfect companion!


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