Fast Drivers and Pacifiers

Fast Drivers

As a recent addition to the car worshiping culture that is Southern California, it has taken some time to get used to the idiosyncrasies of CA drivers.  Now, Punditdad is an experienced Chicago driver where ruthless tactics, revenge plots and anger are all too common on the highway.  I initially thought that CA was more laid back and devoted to the “look” of driving rather than the life or death game of it. Now that Punditdad has done his share of errands, beach trips, long walks and carnaps he’s got a decent profile on the SoCal drivers.

1) The nicer your car, the quicker you have to get to the next red light.

2) If you are under the age of 30, I’m driving too slow for you and you must pass me, even if you need to be in my lane and there is a red light ahead.

3) Driving has never gotten in the way of your cell phone chatter.

While you may have experienced some or all of these rules in your area, I can assure you they are the rules of the road in the OC. Astonishingly, rules 1 & 2 are a constant source of annoyance since most of the drivers out there are 16 and driving $100K Benz’s or Lexus SUV’s.  I’ve hesitated to take Chicago revenge style tactics with most of these drivers. The best thing to do to annoy them is drive the speed limit, signal far in advance and smile.  Besides, this 1998 Toyota Corolla is carrying precious cargo. Baby on Board Kids!

Pacifiers

Punditdad, Mommy and the Bean were at the 6 month checkup a few days ago and my inner anxiety about the pacifier was put to rest when the kind doctor with 5 names and a hyphen informed us our pacifier use for the bean was considered minimal and oh, did I tell you I’ve seen kids with them in their mouths 24 hours a day? Punditdad swelled with pride when he was informed, not for the first time, that some parents are considerably weaker then he.   The Bean, although as tall as Magic Johnson for her age was only in the most petite weight category.  I’m sure fans of the bean will wonder how long that will last. Punditdad does.

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2 Responses

  1. “The best thing to do to annoy them is drive the speed limit … “, I’m not in CA, nor even USA, however, I think the universal rule for irritating little twerps is actually to drive just a touch *under* the speed limit 😀

    Happy Motoring!!

  2. Don’t sweat the passie! Whatever it takes to get a good nap and good night’s sleep!

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