Fed Up With People At Times

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
I seriously miss the long country roads.

When I was a wee lad, before the Highway system was built, you'd travel long distance on two lane highways with no or little shoulders. Trees would often provide shade over the road. It was really nice. Back then families went on drives just for the pleasure of it.

The US freeway system began to be built the year of my birth, 1956 (what a momentous year!) and took over 30 years to complete.
 

cheeky200386

Well-Known Member
I can totally relate to this. Coming from MA I was starting to develop a deep hate for the LGBT people and so called Christians that support their agenda. It's in your face everywhere. Now in Florida it's not as apparent but man it still shows up here and there. It boils my blood when I hear heresies amongst Christians who support LGBT crap, female "pastors", new age, witchcraft.

Now that we're looking to relocate again, I'm trying to find the least LGBT friendly place in the USA. I never want to hear about a pride anything ever again. I asked about this in a posting for WV. Of course all of the lukewarm "Judge not lest you be judged" quoting Christians came out. You can't refute them with scripture because they don't care! It's just so disheartening how little even those in Christian circles know their Bibles.

I do love how Governor Desantis said wokeness will not be tolerated here in FL. I love it! Too bad the heat is unbearable.
 

cheeky200386

Well-Known Member
This morning I was crossing a busy road, and while my side of the road was clear, I saw a Jeep headed my way on the other side. He was still far enough away and had plenty of time to slow down to allow me to cross. But as I crossed and reached the opposite sidewalk, he leaned on his horn for several seconds. Totally uncalled for and obnoxious…:mad:

When grocery shopping, I’ve been increasingly noticing the rude responses I get when I very politely ask an elderly person if I can get past them in an aisle. They’re the ones blocking the entire aisle with their carts, but when I very nicely ask to get past them, I get dirty looks…:rolleyes:

I just had to vent a little. I could keep going, but I’ll leave it at that…:nope

No wonder I love animals so much…:confused:
I don't blame you. That's messed up.
 

Aiyanna

Well-Known Member
When I was a wee lad, before the Highway system was built, you'd travel long distance on two lane highways with no or little shoulders.
That's what the roads are like where I'm from in Central Oregon. They're getting busier now, but growing up, there was barely any traffic to speak of and if a place was 30 minutes to an hour away (which nearly everything was) it was because of the distance, not the traffic. There were no pedestrians or bike riders on those roads because it would take hours, if not a full day, to walk the distance.
I loved driving home after a long day of work. It was relaxing.

Now, here in a city, I hate driving. People seem to make it their goal in life to scare me. It's almost like a competition on how close they can follow my bumper without causing an accident. And the road rage is no joke.

I was amazed at all the injury and accident lawyers in the area when I first got here. I had never seen so many lawyers before. They're an endangered species out in the country.... But after being here a few months I can understand why there's so many. They must make a lot of money here.
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
That's what the roads are like where I'm from in Central Oregon. They're getting busier now, but growing up, there was barely any traffic to speak of and if a place was 30 minutes to an hour away (which nearly everything was) it was because of the distance, not the traffic. There were no pedestrians or bike riders on those roads because it would take hours, if not a full day, to walk the distance.
I loved driving home after a long day of work. It was relaxing.

Now, here in a city, I hate driving. People seem to make it their goal in life to scare me. It's almost like a competition on how close they can follow my bumper without causing an accident. And the road rage is no joke.

I was amazed at all the injury and accident lawyers in the area when I first got here. I had never seen so many lawyers before. They're an endangered species out in the country.... But after being here a few months I can understand why there's so many. They must make a lot of money here.

I really like Central Oregon. Eastern too. And the Willamette Valley though it's gotten kind of crowded and overly busy in the Valley. Portland I avoid as much as possible, though I've flown into or out of there many times.
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
I do love how Governor Desantis said wokeness will not be tolerated here in FL. I love it! Too bad the heat is unbearable.

The humidity was the main thing that kept me from house hunting in Florida. I did house hunt in Augusta GA and it can get humid there too... but there's something about Georgia that I like, can't put my finger on it, but I like it there.
 

kathymendel

Well-Known Member
My mom often likes to remind me that "in those days, the hearts of men will grow cold".
Last week I was trying to merge over into the left lane. I let a vehicle pass and then slipped in behind them. I did briefly notice the car some distance behind then had sped up, but didn't think much of it. I still had plenty of room.
Next thing I know the car is so close I can't see their headlights. They sped out from behind me. Cut in front nearly causing an accident and slammed on their breaks. Not 5 seconds later they had to speed across the 3 lane highway to avoid missing their exit.
To say I was rattled would be putting it lightly. All I could think was "they just HAD to be THAT kind of person, didn't they Lord?"

I think we'll see more and more people growing cold, hateful, and rude before the end.
People here drive like that all the time...........and worse!! It's horrible and limits how much we go out on the highways and even regular streets.
It's everywhere. We have many fatal accidents every week just in our local area. We've almost been t-boned several times from people speeding and running clearly RED lights.
 

Aiyanna

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The humidity was the main thing that kept me from house hunting in Florida. I did house hunt in Augusta GA and it can get humid there too... but there's something about Georgia that I like, can't put my finger on it, but I like it there.
I drove through GA not too long ago. It definitely has a more friendly, small-town feel to it. The towns we drove through looked a bit run-down and "out-dated" in some ways, but they were charming and "homey" feeling.
GA is one of those states that has been around a long time, but it hasn't been overrun. There are roots and a deep history of simple people without the chaos of cities. My husband called the heart of GA a "backwards" type place; but frankly, I think cities are the "backwards" type places.
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
I drove through GA not too long ago. It definitely has a more friendly, small-town feel to it. The towns we drove through looked a bit run-down and "out-dated" in some ways, but they were charming and "homey" feeling.
GA is one of those states that has been around a long time, but it hasn't been overrun. There are roots and a deep history of simple people without the chaos of cities. My husband called the heart of GA a "backwards" type place; but frankly, I think cities are the "backwards" type places.

I wouldn't want to live to close to the Atlanta area... I've never cared for big cities.
 

JoyJoyJoy

I Shall Not Be Moved
We've almost been t-boned several times from people speeding and running clearly RED lights.
I live on a quiet street. Last summer a pizza delivery car ran straight through a stop sign...and that's the road my kids ride bikes on. I tried to chase him down but he was way faster...I was on foot.

I hate it when people try to drive on side roads like it's a race track. There's a lot of bicycle riders, golf carts and walkers in my neighborhood.
 

Belle of Grace

Longing for Home
Now, here in a city, I hate driving. People seem to make it their goal in life to scare me. It's almost like a competition on how close they can follow my bumper without causing an accident. And the road rage is no joke.

I was amazed at all the injury and accident lawyers in the area when I first got here. I had never seen so many lawyers before. They're an endangered species out in the country.... But after being here a few months I can understand why there's so many. They must make a lot of money here.
If you feel that this is not a safe place right now, what will it be like in a short time in the future? Is there any way that you & your dh could relocate? Or are you there for his (& your) jobs?
 

Belle of Grace

Longing for Home
Last summer a pizza delivery car ran straight through a stop sign...and that's the road my kids ride bikes on. I tried to chase him down but he was way faster...I was on foot.
Maybe you could call the pizza company he works for and discuss it with the manager. Nowadays, there are signs up everywhere we go that say, "Hiring Now!" That's why we're seeing so many inept people doing their jobs poorly/unsafely. No one is worried about being fired, and there are very few people who take pride in a job well done.
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
Next time take your German shepherd to the store. I love Lowes - really neat dog shows.

If you find people standing in the aisle not moving, offer them CPR.

If you get looks, give the face freezing like that warning.

Some people are just grumpy, others have had someone mess up their day. Be nice, share a smile, offer help. Or move out of NYC.
Ahahah the German shepherd is very good at changing people's.minds quickly
 

Bethlehem57

Well-Known Member
I so hear you! Over the years I have noticed people getting ruder, more distracted, and more self-involved. I think the angry keyboard warriors have turned civilization to a mindset that it’s ok and even applauded to be rude and terrible to your fellow humans.

I think most of us can see it for what it is, which is to say evil growing and becoming emboldened. It only gets worse and worse as the world grows darker. It’s also the reason we are called to be the light.

But yeah, it seems totally uncalled for when people do terrible things to others who didn’t even do anything to them. One of the more extreme unprovoked examples was when I was walking my dog on the shoulder of the road. I was on the opposite side of the road (so not even “inconveniencing” them by being in their way) and they flipped me off. I hadn’t gestured or done anything, so I assume they were having a bad day, maybe? It just seems crazy to me the way people go out of their way to be hateful and inconsiderate to others.
People act like idjits while they are driving and talk about rude!

I will say this: on the interstate,(freeway) there are 2 dang lanes or more! One is for slower traffic, the other is for traffic that is going faster! I cannot understand, for the life of me, WHY, are you driving in the fast lane, with your face on your phone!! Do you care so little for your own life, not to mention the lives of those people you put in danger because you can’t stay off the phone while you are driving??

And please tell me why are you camping out in the fast lane when there is NO ONE in the slow lane and you are going 55? If I’m going the speed limit, you are going at least 10 mph slower! And that’s not even keeping up with the flow of traffic that’s going much faster than that. So not only are you in the wrong lane, but now I’m getting called all kinds of names and lovely one finger waves because they don’t see you blocking traffic…they see me. Move over, please!

And truck drivers…..please stop pulling over in the fast lane while I am so close to your bumper because there is another truck in front of you, and you might be going 5 mph faster, while we are heading up a hill, where you can’t possibly maintain your speed and have nearly caused me to crash because you just had to get over! Truck drivers are hard to keep employed because of the economy and because this generation doesn’t want to work. Because of this, people driving now are young and fresh out of training. It’s scary driving around them because they thInk they on the road
 

Bethlehem57

Well-Known Member
I know what you mean about rude people. I see this places where I go also. I also find that some people don't do a good job trying to help you get answers. I wonder if some of them have even been properly trained or they don't care about making their answers clear. They can be confusing.
Try dealing with the IRS. Talk about rude! If you want to talk to them, you have to fill out a form to schedule time. They will not answer the phone and good luck getting into your account online! These are some of the rudest, untrained people I’ve ever dealt with and they are never wrong!
 

Aiyanna

Well-Known Member
If you feel that this is not a safe place right now, what will it be like in a short time in the future? Is there any way that you & your dh could relocate? Or are you there for his (& your) jobs?
We're here for our jobs. He's a diesel mechanic (not just diesel, but that's what he's doing now) and he was offered a good job here.
We're just trying to get a start in life and we were able to find a semi-affordable rental house here.
 

lightofmylife

Blessed Hope-Prepare To Fly!
People act like idjits while they are driving and talk about rude!

I will say this: on the interstate,(freeway) there are 2 dang lanes or more! One is for slower traffic, the other is for traffic that is going faster! I cannot understand, for the life of me, WHY, are you driving in the fast lane, with your face on your phone!! Do you care so little for your own life, not to mention the lives of those people you put in danger because you can’t stay off the phone while you are driving??

And please tell me why are you camping out in the fast lane when there is NO ONE in the slow lane and you are going 55? If I’m going the speed limit, you are going at least 10 mph slower! And that’s not even keeping up with the flow of traffic that’s going much faster than that. So not only are you in the wrong lane, but now I’m getting called all kinds of names and lovely one finger waves because they don’t see you blocking traffic…they see me. Move over, please!

And truck drivers…..please stop pulling over in the fast lane while I am so close to your bumper because there is another truck in front of you, and you might be going 5 mph faster, while we are heading up a hill, where you can’t possibly maintain your speed and have nearly caused me to crash because you just had to get over! Truck drivers are hard to keep employed because of the economy and because this generation doesn’t want to work. Because of this, people driving now are young and fresh out of training. It’s scary driving around them because they thInk they on the road
I absolutely agree if some people had brains they would be dangerous. That is ignorant on the phone while you are driving. These people are the ones who don't obey laws, and do whatever they feel like it with no regard to other peoples safety. If they are going to talk on the phone, pull over. I could go on a rant but I know when to quit before I really go off.
 
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