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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Farmer turns

Back in the days when I spent my commute time safely ensconced inside a car, seeing a driver in front of me veer left... and then suddenly turn right was an annoyance. A potentially dangerous annoyance to be sure, but an annoyance just the same.

Now that I spend most of my time on two wheels and am required to be semi-clairvoyant in order to avoid being offed by driver stupidity, the whole 'farmer turn' thing has me at my wits end.

Trying to get past someone who has slowed down to a crawl and has performed the vehicular equivalent of a head fake is going to be the end of me. If the farmer turns themselves don't kill me, the resulting heart attack from seeing a car turning back in front of me as I accelerate into the recently vacated lane, will!

People, you are not towing a combine harvester with a John Deere tractor. You are driving a car. You do not need to swerve left in order to turn right (or vice versa).

That is all.

Posted by David Bogner on October 12, 2010 | Permalink


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I thought it was a British thing. Ho hum.

Posted by: chairwoman | Oct 12, 2010 1:37:42 PM

....with all these scary biking posts, I'm surprised Zehava hasn't slashed your tires yet.

Posted by: Baila | Oct 12, 2010 8:17:26 PM

Why not?






Posted by: Laura | Oct 13, 2010 4:53:05 AM

Oooooh, Baila! I LIKE the way you think! :-D

Posted by: zahava | Oct 13, 2010 9:04:25 AM

Baila & Zahava... as usual the over-emotional female approach to economics rears its ugly head. Slashing my tires would result in my going out and buying new tires... using money withdrawn from our joint checking account. In the real world this is called cutting off your nose to spite your face. :-)

Posted by: treppenwitz | Oct 13, 2010 9:16:54 AM

Jeez! I'd never actually DO that! Just happy that someone else understands how upsetting these little posts of yours are....

Posted by: zahava | Oct 13, 2010 10:51:40 AM

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