Yesterday while running errands I got stuck behind an old women going 40 mph. ON THE FREEWAY. We were in a constructions zone posted 55 MPH. I could not pass her and, of course her left signal light was on. She turned it off when we were out of the construction area and could finally change lanes if desired. I changed lanes just in time to notice her coming right for me. I should have known she was going to change her lane when she turned off her left signal lights.
Luckily she was still only going 40 MPH and there was no one in the lane next to me. Also luckily for me I was so occupied with trying not to crash I did not have time to flip her off. (old habits die hard) She would not have seen it anyway. With my luck my Bishop would have been in the car next to me and HE would have seen it.
Did I ever tell you about the time (many years ago) my MOM flipped off a women while we were driving on North Temple and 9th West. Anyone familiar with this area knows this was not a smart move. It was VERY evident that this young women was some sort of Gang Banger with a big mouth and an attitude, so naturally my mom would give her the finger.
I was driving the car at the time and got stuck at a red light right after the finger flipping. So what did gang bang girl do? She walked up to my car and twisted up my wind shield wipers. What did I do? I let her. (I had left my brass knuckles in my other purse) I also screamed "lock the doors you idiot!" and, " you are paying for this!" I also screamed some other stuff but, I shan't go into it.
I mean for heavens sake my mom knows the law of the jungle. Plus I lived just around the corner and..... I did not need this kind of attention. This is one of my little Rose Park antidotes or I should say Fair Park antidotes. Fair Park and Rose Park are actually two places that get melded into one place and the Rose Parkers get mad when you do that. "WEST SIDE" (Insert my big loud whooping voice. West siders will know what I am saying.)
However, I digress. We have got a serious problem with all of these old people still driving. I through personal experience know the DMV is no help. When my father went to get his drivers license for the last time I just chuckled to myself because I KNEW they would not give him his license. I was right. They wouldn't give it to him THAT day because he forgot his glasses. Get this..... the instructor at the DMV would not even get in the car with my dad. He knew my dad could see nothing. So naturally he told dad to drive home and get his glasses. HE TOLD A BLIND MAN TO DRIVE HOME AND GET HIS GLASSES!!!!!!!! A blind man with no reflexes left in his body.
I called the guy. I actually talked to the actual instructor. I gave him what for and let him in on what was going on around here with my dad and his driving. I told him he was my saving grace. I told him he COULD NOT give my dad his license. He assured me he would not. He told me to call him next time dad was going to come in.... Well, I went on vacation a couple of days later, dad went in and, yes, he got his license!!!! WHAT!?!?!
Lucky for us dad voluntarily gave it up on his own. Well America, ( i know all of America will read this) what are we going to do about this situation?