Thursday, August 28, 2008


I officially feel like a metropolitan West-coaster. Last night, while I was pulling out of the Safeway parking lot near our house, a biker hit the rear driver-side door of my car. After he screamed a profanity at me, he took off without even talking to me at all. I had pulled over to walk back across the street to make sure he was ok and find out what happened, but he rode away like a bat out of hell, no thought to if I was ok or anything. So, I am having a "biker hater" phase. ::WARNING:: Soapbox ahead:

Being on the road is not a right, it's a privilege. You need to earn it. So, all the people who yell at the bikers to get the #$%# off the road need to shut their mouths, and be more cautious and caring towards bikers. We don't want anyone to get hurt. Bikers who have big egos and shoot off their mouths, defining anyone who drives a car as "evil", need to shut up, slow down, and be courteous to cars, pedestrians, skaters, and anyone else who is using a sidewalk or road. If you're booking it down a sidewalk and someone is pulling out of their driveway, odds are they can't see you. They're not doing it on purpose. So, slow down or stop, and WAIT for them. A few seconds or even a minute won't kill you, unless you choose to be an impatient jerk. No matter who you are or what you do, you aren't more important than anyone else on the road, and you don't have a right to get up in someone's face and accuse them of "running you down", accident or not. Stop being so self-obsessed and show a little love and compassion. Seriously, grow up...

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