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#21167 of 21823 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [jjackson12]
Jan 02, 2013 (9:02 pm)
I highly doubt the driver of that car expected the flashes to continue for as long as they did.
Next time they decide to impede traffic, I'd bet the farm they'll think twice.
I certainly didn't expect the lesson to last as long as it did. Moral of the story is that the lesson terminated as soon as they moved over to the right (which never occurred).
#21170 of 21823 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [jjackson12]
Jan 02, 2013 (9:34 pm)
But when someone does things to teach a lesson, trouble will ensue.
Your probably right though, as it doesn't seem they learned the lesson correctly.
When I passed, they proceeded to flash me a half dozen times, so it appears they didn't learn the context under which flashing is appropriate, as I was going faster than they were when they flashed me. I was also in the right lane since there was no one else to pass for miles besides them.
Looks like they need a remedial course.
#21171 of 21823 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [andres3]
Jan 02, 2013 (9:47 pm)
Having someone speed up while being passed is a common passive-aggressive WA state thing - can't count the times I have seen it. Best was ages ago, in my old car, a minivan was going slow, so I passed on the left of course, he sped up, but gave up after about 80 (70 zone). When I was past, I got back in the right lane, and drove on the shoulder just enough to kick up some spray. Oops, didn't mean to do that, I swear
In the modern car, it isn't so dramatic - only 5 speeds, but a lot of torque, so if I have to make it downshift, game over - I'm long gone.
I can't count the amount of times I have passed on the right on I5 in western WA. It is just normal driving here. Don't even bother to flash, just go around, quicker, less annoyance.
#21172 of 21823 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [fintail]
Jan 02, 2013 (10:14 pm)
Don't even bother to flash, just go around, quicker, less annoyance.
Percect. Low profile, make tracks.
See andres? It can be done without all the hoopla or attitude.
#21173 of 21823 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [jjackson12]
Jan 03, 2013 (7:25 am)
jjackson12 asks of andres3
>How did you become responsible for rewarding positive action and providing negative feedback for incorrect action?
In their own subconscious mind they become the policeman that they themselves hate so much.
#21174 of 21823 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [fintail]
Jan 03, 2013 (7:27 am)
>When I was past, I got back in the right lane, and drove on the shoulder just enough to kick up some spray.
??? Sounds aggressive and retaliatory.
>passed on the right on I5 in western WA. It is just normal driving here. Don't even bother to flash, just go around, quicker, less annoyance.
Amen. I've done that occasionally with someone going slower than I wanted to travel. Some claim it's not legal. I notice my son was taught in drivers ed never to pass on the right; he always uses the left on 3 or more lane roads to pass a car in the middle lane. He will hang back and wait for the driver on a 2-lane interstate to move to the right. I suspect he was told in Ohio it's illegal to pass on the right on two-lane roads. I have not checked.
But passing on the right is the easy way to ameliorate a bad situation and shows maturity.
#21175 of 21823 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [fintail]
Jan 03, 2013 (7:30 am)
>Having someone speed up while being passed
I can't recall when I've seen that happen in my travels for years.
As a neutral comment, I've noticed that some people who are wanting to go faster will come up behind, follow, and then when I move to the right hand lane of 2 lanes, they move forward a little and then go the same speed at which I am traveling on CC. They don't like being out front is my suspicion, but they will travel above the speed limit if there are other cars and trucks ahead of them--is this from the old days of the first car got zapped by radar by the smokey hiding on the overpass or in the median or behind the bridge railing?
#21176 of 21823 Re: Multilple Choice [jjackson12]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 03, 2013 (7:31 am)
Maybe they should leave the Taurus in the street?
Actually, if you weren't in Michigan I'd swear you were squatting in my house. We had a similar situation with our neighbors across the street - too many cars. Well, there wouldn't really have been too many if their garage weren't full of junk, but since it was, that left several vehicles parked in the street; most notably, a Taurus. (Alliteration alert:) This Taurus was perpetually parallel parked perpendicular to the end of our driveway, making it a real PITA for us to pull out, particularly when towing something behind the truck.
After a few months, it became clear that the Taurus had long since taken its last ride, and was inoperable - expired tags, flat spot on the front tires. I gave them a generous 6 months before I reported it to the city as a decrepit vehicle, and it was mercifully towed away.
Moral of the story: don't wish for a Taurus on your street.