While out running errands today, I nearly committed suicide into the rear end of a late model Suburban before I even got on the freeway. The person driving it made a right onto the feeder across three lanes of traffic to cut me off! She was yakkiing on her friggin' cell. Obviously much more importantito than anyone else on the raod. When I swung around the behemoth I was probably still doing above 50. I honked my ineffectual horn, ">toot!toot!<"!! I drive a Saturn, so ">toot!toot!<" is about all you get. I don't think it even gave her pause. If she heard it at all. Yak-Yak-Yak...I've ranted about this kind of crap before, but this was just plain rude.
Not to mention DANGEROUS! You fuckers driving your big assed SUV's trucks are SOOOO rude. You don't own the road, dammit! I don't care how much your freakin' note is.
This isn't even really the point of this, although I am just a teensy PISSED. Beeee - aaaaatch should be glad I gave up carrying my pistola in 1978!
I guess my point really is this. I still drive my old (1998) Saturn, because it gets good mileage (abt 35MPG +/-) and it keeps me from spending big bucks to get a hybrid.
We, as a nation need to wake up! We are far too dependent on foreign oil. Our automakers are seemingly clueless! They just keep building them bigger and BIGGER! Even the most fuel efficient SUV on the road can't touch my 35/ Gallon. Just like I can't touch the mileage the Hybrids are getting.
Wake up folks!
Are we, as a nation, just going to consume every last bit of petroleum on the planet before we get serious about developing alternate fuels? Or decent mass transportation? Hell, I'd have rode the bus or something today if it was viable.
But I would have had to ride a bus ALL the way into downtown Houston from Katy and half the distance back out to get to my doctor's appointment this afternoon. Not to mention riding BACK into downtown Houston and then back out to Katy.
In a city (or community) of this size, this just makes NO sense!
I stand in line (and I know I shouldn't) at the Park-n-Ride almost every morning to be picked up by some person who just has to have their car, and has to drive the carpool or Bus lane, just so they can get to work quicker. I know I shouldn't help to perpetuate this kind of behavior, but hey it's actually better than having the person ride alone. And between the hours of 6:45 and 8:00 AM it's 3+. That's even better. But I'm usually out of the house by 6:00.
I know some people feel like they have to buy these MONDO vehicles just to protect themselves in an accident. I understand this feeling. We need NOT to buy these monster trucks and SUV's from our American Automakers! Or any one else for that matter! Make it known that you want to save the planet!
And this from someone who works for Big Oil! C'mon People!
When big cars are outlawed, only outlaws will drive big vehicles!