School Zone Douchebaggery — a new video

Latte School ZoneSometimes I get pissed. Last Friday was one of those times. It’s imperfect but honest. Unfiltered, as filtering is unnecessary. And I simply have no tolerance for you metric ass monkeys who think that slowing down for 50 yards is going to ruin your life. Let’s talk about how you might ruin someone else’s. And yes, it’s another Kickass Monday Graphic, and my first video in a long, long time.

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30 comments
bloggingwgypsy
bloggingwgypsy

OMG, Erika, I deal with this EVERY freakin' day! I get so mad at these morons who do this in school speed zones. I honk now and if my window's open, they hear what I'm yelling. What really ticks me off even more is when it's a parent who just dropped their kids off at the school. OMG Are you #$%^ING kidding me??? Seriously, THANK YOU for sharing this! I am sharing this video! <3

Char Abbott
Char Abbott

Just what I needed this morning - a fuck you to those who dont play by the rules! Thanks Erica ha! u nut!

jonhenshaw
jonhenshaw

The guy on the motorcycle is probably just a young dude fueled by his testosterone. Not a whole lot you can do. Either natural selection will kill him, he'll hurt or kill someone else, or a cop will stop him. If you had a video of it along with his license plate, then you could at the very least file a complaint against him. That's why I recently bought an HD video camera for my car. I got tired of assholes doing stupid things to or around me on the road. This is what I got, which works quite well: http://blackvue.com/en/contents/sub1.asp?idx=16 -- You can get it at Amazon and it's easy to install.

MichelleRobertsMcIlree
MichelleRobertsMcIlree

I love this! Had something similar happen on the way to work this morning myself. I pass 2 school zones on my way to work, and someone did the same thing! Found this person at the next light, waiting. Wanted to roll down the window and ask him if going like a bat out of hell was worth it to get 30 seconds extra to wait at the next light.

MelindaCaroline
MelindaCaroline

For a little perspective... that dickhead should be glad he doesn't live in Tucson, where our school zones are 15mph. 25 is positively speedy. And you know what? I totally get feeling impatient, because when you're already late for your dentist appointment and still have 5 miles to go, it's frustrating. But as adults, we can control whether and how we ACT on our feelings. So you might catch me grinding my teeth and snarling at 15 mph in the school zone... but I'll be DOING 15 mph in the school zone, regardless of who's in front of me or behind me. FFS.

John_Trader1
John_Trader1

I was hoping that the events in Boston last week would have woke people up about the importance of making an effort to be less of a douche on some of the little things we like to pretend we feel we are "privileged" to do in this lifetime. Like speeding and tailgating because we think we are the only people who matter on the road. Like cutting in front of people in line because we don't feel like waiting like everyone else. Like letting a door slam in someone else's face when it just takes a second to wait and hold it for that next person approaching.

Hopefully, more people erred on the side of humanity and didn't follow in the footsteps of your douchecycle example. Sorry you had to experience that Erika.

Jason__Ramsey
Jason__Ramsey

I could not agree more. People sometimes drive me CRAZY!

TutorDoctorVA
TutorDoctorVA

Great rant!   I'm a huge fan of anyone who uses the word "Douchebaggery"

tomRmalcolm
tomRmalcolm

...yes, a camera would be good. The police will be interested...

tomRmalcolm
tomRmalcolm

yes, brings tears to my eyes because you're so genuinely passionate. ...and well said.


Tom

tomdrector
tomdrector

I'd expand this to not only school zones, but ANY quiet residential neighborhood where D-Bags speed thru, often while on their phone and eating a Carl's Jr bacon cheeseburger).  Just sayin'

MadgeMadigan
MadgeMadigan

With those people it's usually more about, "Don't tell me what to do!" rather than "I'm in a big fudking hurry"  If it involves something in it for them, they'll wait (i.e. latte), if not fuck you.  Guns.  I rest my case.

mcdougherty
mcdougherty

I so love you for this post! You're absolutely right!

Jim McDonald
Jim McDonald

Thank you. You just said what I've been thinking for a long time.