Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What are your Pet Peeves?

As a child, never would I have imagined myself becoming one of those adults that had any Pet Peeves. PET PEEVES… what in the world is that? And why do I have them? Well, I guess the older you get the easier it is to get annoyed, lol. So to me, a pet peeve is just something that annoys the crap out of you and you just can’t help it! Like your kids, hahahaha…. Actually, no. Kids don’t fall under that category. At least not your own. And if they do, shame on you!
Anyways, guess what? I am now officially one of those adults that say, “Do you know what my Pet Peeve is?” Yup, that’s me now!

So, do you know what my pet peeve is? (and I just figured this out while on my way home from work last night)
Well, here it goes…
I HATE it when people don’t move out of the way when an ambulance or fire truck is right behind them WITH their lights and sirens on.

Yes, something as trivial as that just annoys the crap out of me!!!. I mean, we’re all adults here in our own merry little world. And that’s completely fine. You’re driving. I’m driving. We’re sharing the road. No problem! But then, lo and behold, you see am ambulance come up behind you WITH lights & sirens on. I would like to think that if you’re smart enough to operate a motor vehicle, you would be smart enough to know what to do. WTH is there not to understand!?!? Lights and sirens people, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY… IMMEDIATELY! It’s a s simple as that.

What in your sweet, precious life could be so important that you can’t move to the side of the road for 30 frieking seconds to let this EMERGENCY vehicle pass you by? What? Seriously, somebody life is at risk here. You getting to wherever the heck you need to get to 30 seconds late will NOT make a difference, believe me. But the ambulance or fire truck trying to get by you… that’s another story. Now, because you think you’re so important & you get road rage even w/these vehicles & are adamant about not letting them pass you by, they arrive on the scene 30 seconds late because of your dumb ass not moving out of the way + add 30 more seconds because another moron wouldn’t move either, and then another & another… well that very well could be the difference between life and death for whoever it is that they’re trying to get to. Just 4 idiots not getting out of the way equals at least a 2 minute delay, which can most definitely mean the difference to getting to a burning victim right before the roof collapses, or before they pass out from smoke inhalation. Those 2 minutes can definitely save a choking child’s life who will be getting CPR 2 minutes later because an idiot didn’t want to move to the side. There are millions of scenarios you could think of… and yes, they’re not always life and death, but they surely are emergency situations. They have their lights and sirens on for a reason. So just move will ya?!?!

And I had no idea how strongly I felt about this. Here I am pulling over to the side immediately when I see them behind me (which happened just yesterday) & there I am yelling at all the morons that just pass me by or honk their horns at me. All while the ambulance is right behind them not being able to zoom on by. But me, Oh yeah, I yell and curse at them! Lol… That’s a funny site. And I catch myself saying, “move you idiot. What if it’s your house that’s burning and they’re trying to get to, huh? What if it’s your wife, daughter or mother that they’re going to help? Then you’d move you Mother Lover!!!” (only I don’t say ‘lover’ I use another word that also rhymes to that, use your imagination)

Anyways, I’m sure it’s not good for my blood or something to get that aggravated, but it just kills me when people don’t move. After all, the only thing you have to do is apply the Golden Rule here. If everybody did that, what a wonderful world this would be. Do unto others as you would want done unto you. Well if my house was burning, or my family members needed any type of help which required dialing 9-1-1, I surely hope you’d move out of the way and let those emergency vehicles pass you to get us the help we need. Believe me, I will do the same for you. As a matter of fact, I’m one of the only ones that already does…
So please, return the favor----- And move out of the way!

1 comment:

Diane said...

I don't think that's so much trivial as it is illegal! ;) I have to say, I don't know that I've ever seen anyone who COULDD move, NOT move. Though I've seen people with that, "Where in the HELL am I supposed to go?!" look... that's the worst... when you KNOW you have to move but there's nowhere to move to!

I couldn't narrow my peeves down to one MAIN peeve. I'll have to give it some more thought...