Tuesday, September 09, 2014


New Orleans drivers are interesting to say the least.  

Many people in the city have just gave up, and rely on the public transit system.  Which, after you figure it out, is pretty reliable.  

Those who have a vehicle are a little batty. 

As I speak, I'm saying at an outside table drinking my cafe au lait, watching the dog walkers (they do love their dogs here) the children walking to school in their uniforms,  and the joggers. 

There are also bicyclists.  

I acknowledge that a bicycle is a great way to get around the city.  I'm not sure that riding a bike down the white line in the middle of the road is a great idea.  Especially if you're going the wrong way on a one way street.  And I personally wouldn't wear a kilt while doing it, But thats just me...

Regardless,  I drove professionally for a few years, and I think I actually honked my horn 6 times.  These people love their horns. 

I swear that some of these people only have a vehicle so they can have a horn.  And they aren't honking for any good reason.  

I just saw a guy honking at an 80 year old man in a crosswalk.  1)  he's going as fast as he can and 2) if he drops dead from a heart attack, you're gonna be even more delayed.  Just rudeness.  I about picked up a brick and went over there to give him something to honk about. 

And what's the use of honking at a garbage truck?  There's two lanes, go around.  Do you really want to annoy men who have ready access to throwable trash?  Think about it. 

I guess I'm just too mellow.


  1. Anonymous9:13 AM


    OK, you know I can’t resist the following, please forgive my impertinence in advance…
    “BEEP BEEP” …

    Now that I have that out of my system I have to admit that I would be right with you on the brick notion, a pedestrian in a cross walk has the right of way no matter what their age. And I don’t know about your being to mellow, if the compassion and respect you have for others is considered being mellow I hope you remain so. – gary

  2. No, you are not mellow, you are DECENT!!! You post was so funny. I swear you are a comedian! I wish I was there having a latte! Sounds lovely!