Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Festivus Airing of Grievances

A tip of the hat to Ms. Cornelius over at A Shrewdness of Apes for the link to the Festivus Airing of Grievances page.

Here's my personal Festivus grievance:
People who drive in the left hand lane below the speed limit, even though they have clearly never passed anyone in their lives and never will. Do you think those "Slower Traffic Keeps Right" signs are there just to give you something to read?

I'm pushing for a constitutional amendment to allow you to bump them out of your way.

Feel free to add your own.

7 comments:

Scott S. Floyd said...

The apparent selling of new cars without blinkers is a pisser. I hate that those poor folks could not afford them when they outfitted their Yukons.

Oh, and since the legislative session is upon us in Texas, unfunded mandates suck.

Mister Teacher said...

Hey Mike,
First of all, congratulations on the blog award!
As for grievances, I'm not sure if it's on the list, but one of my big pet peeves is people who sing along out loud with their iPods or radios in public places, like on a bus or in the checkout line. If I want to hear amateur singing, I'll suffer through American Idol...

Anonymous said...

I don't need no stinkin' law....isn't that what tailgating is for? :)

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

I totally agree with your grievance regarding control-freaks in the passing lane, and repeat my comment from my place that you are too nice:

"I think a hood-mounted bazooka would make a much better response. You know, one you could activate with your thoughts like in that weird Cold War Clint Eastwood movie about stealing the Russian fighter jet? What the hell was that thing called????"

I also like the unfunded mandates grievance. That IS maddening.

And I posted some questions for you and other Texas teachers over at my place.

happychyck said...

I thought that only happened in California! And what I hate worse is when you finally get around the left-lane hoggers and notice they are TALKING ON THE PHONE!

Mike in Illinois said...

"I think a hood-mounted bazooka would make a much better response. You know, one you could activate with your thoughts like in that weird Cold War Clint Eastwood movie about stealing the Russian fighter jet? What the hell was that thing called????"

Firefox. The book was better

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

Thanks, Mike in Illinois. I always think of firefox as that oral history and folklore project in Appalachia....