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PEllen

Chicago, IL

#1 Dec 31, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I am a professional driver. Please allow me to offer some advice to everyone I share the road with:
(1) Please do not honk or display obscene gestures because I am driving the speed limit. It's not my fault that you're late.

(2) Please don't pass me on the right, using the curb lane, parking lane, bike lane or sidewalk. It's dangerous for me, for you, and for anyone who happens to be in those lanes legally.

(3) Please obey the stop signs, stoplights, yield signs and other signs on the road. They're there to protect people.

(4) Please put down that breakfast sandwich, cup of coffee, lunch or dinner. If you're that hungry, pull over to eat.

(5) Please turn off your cellphones while driving. Whatever it is, it can wait. And if it can't, you have no business being behind the wheel.

(6) If you must discipline your children, please pull over to do it. I have seen drivers wrap their vehicles around trees and lampposts because they had turned around to talk to their child.

I drive more than 1,000 miles a week, and I see more accidents than most will in a lifetime. Many of them could have been avoided simply by paying attention to the road. If you choose to ignore this advice, I can pretty much guarantee that you will injure, or possibly kill, someone eventually. If my letter prevents just one fatality, then it was well worth the time it took to write it.-- MILWAUKEE MILE MAN

DEAR MILE MAN: Thank you for taking the time to write. As both a driver and a passenger, I have seen some frightening near-misses because drivers chose to ignore speed limits and run stop signs and stoplights. Usually the infractions are caused less because of thoughtlessness than by rudeness and an attitude that the rules of the road apply to everyone else.



And please don't think that automobile drivers are the only transgressors, because I have seen bikers and cyclists do some of the same things.

DEAR ABBY: Why do some people think it's acceptable to tuck in the tag on my shirt? It's bad enough when my mother does it, but I have had acquaintances and even strangers do it without asking.
I said something the last time it happened, and the woman had the gall to take offense! All I said was, "Please don't!" Am I wrong?-- PLEASE DON'T IN TEXAS

DEAR PLEASE DON'T: I'm sure there are various reasons why people try to tuck in an errant tag -- or remove a piece of lint -- from a stranger's clothing. I suspect they range from attempting to be helpful, to impulsiveness to compulsive behavior.

However, because what the woman did made you uncomfortable, you were right to tell her that you didn't like it. She should have asked before touching a stranger because many people are sensitive to any breach of their personal space.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#2 Dec 31, 2012
L1: Thanks for the PSA, Captain Obvious. I'm sure the streets will be safer tonight because of you.

L2: I do this to friends and acquaintances I see frequently (i.e. co-workers) but I would NEVER do it to a stranger. Having a tag sticking out isn't nearly as awkward as having a huge piece of spinach in your teeth or your fly down. Let it go.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#3 Dec 31, 2012
1 Just because you deliver pizza's for a living does not make you a professional driver. So blow it out your butt hole and get out of my way.

2 How about you take the xtra 2 seconds to make sure the tag is tucked in? If you were not such a poorly dressed pig, people would not feel compelled to try and "Fix" you

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#4 Dec 31, 2012
Whoops, I just realized I answered L2 as if the LW was the tag-tucker, not the tuckee. Okay, yeah, you have every right to tell strangers not to touch you.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#5 Dec 31, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
L1: Thanks for the PSA, Captain Obvious. I'm sure the streets will be safer tonight because of you.
L2: I do this to friends and acquaintances I see frequently (i.e. co-workers) but I would NEVER do it to a stranger. Having a tag sticking out isn't nearly as awkward as having a huge piece of spinach in your teeth or your fly down. Let it go.
L1 agree

l2 i know, right? WHO cares that his/her tag is sticking up? STranger danger!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#6 Dec 31, 2012
I am one of those peeps who feel compelled to tuck it back in. Just like a picture hanging crooked, I just cant let it go.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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l2 i know, right? WHO cares that his/her tag is sticking up? STranger danger!
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#7 Dec 31, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
L1: Thanks for the PSA, Captain Obvious. I'm sure the streets will be safer tonight because of you.
L2: I do this to friends and acquaintances I see frequently (i.e. co-workers) but I would NEVER do it to a stranger. Having a tag sticking out isn't nearly as awkward as having a huge piece of spinach in your teeth or your fly down. Let it go.
The rule I was taught was that if s person could easily fix something call it to their attention; if they could not, then silnece. There fore spinach in teeth, unzipped fly, slip showing ( rmember that one?) you tell. Univited touching is only allowed if you are the mom and the kid is under 10.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#8 Dec 31, 2012
LW1:(1) Get the F out of the fast lane if you're gonna drive so damn slow. Slower traffic keep right.

(2) You must really be a terrible driver if people are using the sidewalk to get around you. Are you parking your car in the middle of a one way street when you get out to deliver the pizza?

(4) Go f yourself. I'll eat a steak dinner in my car if I want.

(5) Go f yourself. I'll talk to whomever I want. NUNYA.

(6) G f yourself. After I'm done smacking my kids, maybe you want a taste too?

L2: "Why do some people think it's acceptable to tuck in the tag on my shirt?"
Because they think most people would appreciate someone helping them to not walk around looking like a buffoon.

Try this. Walk around with a scowl on your face. Growl a little bit. Sprinkle in some loud crazy talk about a reconing. Make it real obvious that you are an unpleasant phuck.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#9 Dec 31, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
LW1:(1) Get the F out of the fast lane if you're gonna drive so damn slow. Slower traffic keep right.
(2) You must really be a terrible driver if people are using the sidewalk to get around you. Are you parking your car in the middle of a one way street when you get out to deliver the pizza?
(1) ITA.

(2) Heh. and ITA.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#10 Dec 31, 2012
L1: Tonka's driving tips are more fun.

L2: If this is the number thing that bothers you so much to write into Abby, you have a great life.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#11 Dec 31, 2012
Er, If this is the number ONE thing that bothers you so much. . .

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#12 Dec 31, 2012
RACE wrote:
I am one of those peeps who feel compelled to tuck it back in. Just like a picture hanging crooked, I just cant let it go.
<quoted text>
DON'T TOUCH ME! RAAAAAAAPE!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#13 Dec 31, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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DON'T TOUCH ME! RAAAAAAAPE!
He was just fixing the tag...on yout panties that are sticking out above the waistline of your low rider jeans. What would people think if they saw the tag on your panties.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#14 Dec 31, 2012
As I get older, this seems to happen more often...
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
DON'T TOUCH ME! RAAAAAAAPE!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#15 Dec 31, 2012
Ha! and I used my tongue, just so that I would not be accused of groping.
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>He was just fixing the tag...on yout panties that are sticking out above the waistline of your low rider jeans. What would people think if they saw the tag on your panties.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#16 Dec 31, 2012
HA!!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#17 Dec 31, 2012
1- I drive really slow in the ultra fast lane while people behind me are going insane...

2- BECAUSE YOU LOOK LIKE A DAM IDIOT!
Kuuipo

Salinas, CA

#18 Dec 31, 2012
LW2: That will NEVER happen to me because I cut out those obnoxious, scratchy tags the minute I get a new piece of clothing home.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#19 Jan 1, 2013
Kuuipo wrote:
LW2: That will NEVER happen to me because I cut out those obnoxious, scratchy tags the minute I get a new piece of clothing home.
Bingo! I had a short itching me a while back and I could NOT figure out why...I hung it upright away because I didn't have time to mess with it and forgot to cut out the tags. Yeah I hate them.
not a ghost

San Antonio, TX

#20 Jan 2, 2013
Unfortunately, there are overly nosy individuals
who like to "fix" things and pout when they get
the answer LW2 gave. That tucker probably just didn't know any better.

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