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To Those That Drive On The Busy Street Where I Live

To all who drive on the street where I live,

First let me say 'Hello'. How are you today? I have a feeling that you are in a rush. Perhaps you are frustrated that you woke up late? Or, upset that your favorite pair of pants were in the wash, which sent you running around your room looking for something else to wear, which in-turn made you a tad behind?

Whatever reason has created your fast driving, quite honestly, I DON'T CARE! There is a legal speed limit on our street so STICK TO IT! This is NOT a street for your personal use, it is a neighborhood. People live here, young children live here. I swear, some days I want to sit on my porch with a bucket of rocks and throw them at you. I really do! But, I know that no matter how recklessly you're driving, no matter how many cars you pass on a 2 lane street, I will be the one to get in trouble. Me and my bucket of rocks.

So, when I slow down and put on my turn signal 2 blocks before I pull into my driveway, don't you DARE honk at me! I gave you plenty of warning that I was turning. I live here. BACK OFF!

All right, now that I have that cleared up, you may use the street.

Thank you and have a pleasant afternoon.

Sincerely,

The Neighbor and Her Bucket of Rocks

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21 comments:

  1. Ann-I live in a quiet neighborhood FULL of children....and the drivers who go thru these streets are insane. I scream at them and want to put nails in the street...one day a child will get hurt or a house will get plowed into. What is the rush with these people????

    Great post.

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  2. Frustrating. I don't know why people can't get behind the wheel and be calm.

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  3. Oooh. Can I join you? I'd be happy to chuck rocks at those lunatics on your behalf. And since I don't live on your street, I can't get into any trouble? Right? ;)

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  4. people are so inconsiderate in so many different ways. Here, it is not a busy street but we have plenty of local traffic. One thing that really irks me about the traffic is that there is really only enough room for one car to go by because of all the people who park on the street. Now most of these people have a driveway but it seems that almost every house on this street the homeowners have 2 or more cars! (we only have one!) and so people are parked on the street (for example right across the street from me, they have 4 cars! One for each person who lives in that house. I dread the day their youngest one becomes old enough to drive, I think he's 13 or 14 now... anyway... so they can't fit all their cars in the driveway so two of them are always parked right in front of my house!

    The other thing that irks me about this is that again because there's only room for one car to drive at a time, if there is a car coming from the other direction, they don't wait for you to go through. I usually do wait, if I can! but sometimes I'm in a spot where I can not pull over for the extreme number of cars along the other side, and yet the person coming towards me continues to come even though there's no way for me to squeeze between them and the parked cars without hitting someone. I usually end up stopping and and closing my eyes freaking out that they are going to hit me. They usually end up having to go up onto people's lawns to go around me and then they give me the finger, but it was their fault I had no where to go! aaarrrgh, have some patience!

    (and don't get me started on people who walk across my lawn right in front of my window making my dog bark and wondering why I'm mad at them!!)

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  5. i remember this crazy old lady where i grew up who made HUGE "slow down" signs everywhere. she was obsessed with getting those fast cars to drive the speed limit.

    maybe you could make a huge wacky sign!

    (i want pictures!!)

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  6. Bravo! We are having a similar issue on our street. I say good for you with your bucket of rocks! If I lived nearby, I'd come chuck a few with you!

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  7. I'd happily help you chuck rocks...then you can come chuck a few at the fast drivers out in front of our house, too!

    I do the same thing - put my blinker on to give the tailgater plenty of notice that I'm going to be turning...so they'll back off...the idiots honked at you? Definitely need a bucket'o'rocks... ;)

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  8. I've often thought of paying for a speed bump to be installed in front of my house. That driving drives me crazy too.

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  9. One paintball gun with laser target coming your way....

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  10. I live on a busy street too and people drive way to fast. There is even a speed dip that people know is there and fly through it anyway. Half of our problem is that we have way to many teen drivers in our hood.

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  11. Seriously...I'm with you on this. There are kids and animals that can be victim of this stupidity. These people are ironically in a hurry to sit on their butts and watch TV...

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  12. There's a house that I drive by frequently that put up a sign at the end of their driveway that says, "Slow down! This is not a @#%#ing driveway!" I think it probably has worked with some cars!

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  13. (Ooops, that should read @#%$ing freeway!)

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  14. LOL...you go girl...maybe eggs would be better...

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  15. Don't give up the fight. People ripping through your neighborhood need to put themselves in your shoes and think what if MY child or grandchild lived on the street? Wait, often times it's the teenage punk or princess who doesn't get it and won't for a few years. We have a mother down our street who puts up a yellow "Slow, children playing" sign when she has her kids out front, and I always slow down (even when I'm not speeding)....this might help and you can save your rocks :)

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  16. I had the same problem in one of the houses I lived in. The teenagers would run the stop sign ALL the time and there were little kids around playing. No child was ever hurt but I do remember hearing the crunch of metal and squeal of tires one day when two cars hit each other.

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  17. AMEN!~!
    People are in such a hurry these days... they forget manners and kindness at home. GRRRRRRRR

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  18. Slimy bastard. Probably won't think to slow down until he hits or nearly hits someone. I feel very lucky to live in a cul-de-sac!

    Justine :o )

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  19. I'm fortunate to live on a quiet street. Rocks are a good idea!

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  20. I live on a dead end street and fortunately only the people who live on this street are the only ones who drive on it. They are all older so they drive nice and slow and are always looking for my kids. But here's a thought for you. When you know all of your neighbors are home, everyone take a turn and just randomly throw some nails in the road. Teehee, you'll get a good laugh and they'll slow down to a screetching stop.

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  21. Woa! I'll be sure to steer clear of your street Ann. When I was growing up there was a street in our neighborhood that people sped down all the time. The neighbors got together and made signs that said, "Slow Down," and took turns standing outside with the signs. Finally the city put speed bumps on that street. Maybe you can start a movement!

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