Sunday, August 11, 2013

Wrongway Feldman

If that name rings even the slightest of bells, then you are either old enough to have seen Gilligan’s Island on primetime, or you’re from the Nick at Night generation.

I caught this picture at the park the today.

It shouldn’t, but it still amazes me when people think that their time is more important than the walkers, runners and bicyclists that use the lanes specifically set aside for them.

This 20-something girl decided to annoy the other people using the park rather than take the extra 4 minutes to go around the park to the exit.

Now, we could just assume that 20-somethingers tend to be self-centered,  I am just making a mountain out of a molehill, and blow the whole thing off.  Either this was International Ignore the One Way Signs Day or it’s not just an isolated “just barely past teen-age” incident, because in the hour I was at the park I saw at least three other people doing the same thing.

A 40ish guy in a Cadillac.

A younger guy in a Toyota.

And an even older guy (I think, there was a glare on the windshield) in a Lincoln.

I know you guys think that the world revolves around you, and that saving you the 4 minutes a drive around the park would take is worth annoying, endangering and scaring the hell out of the lesser peons that use the park, but I hate to tell you this: you’re not all that wonderful.  Seriously.


Lisa Shafer said...

I feel the same way about all the bike riders who break traffic rules on the road.

Max Sartin said...

Yup. In general it's people doing whatever the hell they want without regard for the people around them, be they drivers, bicyclists or pedestrians (like the ones that just meander across the road while you wait for them).

Karen S. said...

That's what it all boils down to, the people that only think about themselves, it's so sad. In my driver's training school days, any bad moves like that got you kicked out of class! I think our teachers were trying to made model drivers out of us all....and that was a while ago. Bet they don't teach like that now.