Daily Archives: August 19, 2017

Pet Peeves and CFS . . .

First off, some pet peeves of mine.

First up, read the all the other comments before you post a comment on Facebook, especially on one that asked a question about something. Being the 14th person to answer the inquiry doesn’t add to the conversation, especially if your answer disagrees with mine.

Second, please don’t turn on your emergency flashers in heavy rain. Although legal in a few, it is illegal in most states.

The reason I bring this up was due to the fact that recently we were driving in the rig when a heavy rainstorm came up. I slowed down a good bit and a lot of cars passed us, just flashing away.

The trouble was that as soon as they all got about 50 yards ahead of us, all the yellow and red flashing lights coalesced into a blinding mishmash reflecting around in the rain. You no longer had any idea how many vehicles were ahead of you, or how far ahead they were.

Plus I don’t think many people realize that when your emergency flashers are on, your turn signals don’t work. So you can’t safely signal a lane change.

But the real problem is the number of deaths this has caused, including wiping out an entire family.

Picture this. You’re driving your semi along in heavy rain, pretty much following the ‘colorful mishmash’ ahead of you. But what you don’t realize is that a family has pulled over onto the shoulder to safely sit out the storm, and turned their flashers as they’re supposed to.

And you, following all the flashing lights in front of you, slam into the rear of the family car at 50mph.

And it’s happened a number of times around the country.

About 4pm Jan and I out to the Fish Pond restaurant north of here on I-45 to meet our old friend’s Debi and Ed Hurlburt for dinner.

Ed and Debi Hurlburt

But our first stop was at the park dumpster to throw in three MORE bags of bad food from the fridge and freezer.  &*^%^&&%!

Jan had the Catfish Platter,

Fish Pond Catfish 2

while I had the Chicken Fried Steak with Fried Okra and Mashed Potatoes.

Fish Pond CFS

I must say I was simply aghast at the fact that a waitress at a restaurant in Texas asked me if I wanted white or BROWN gravy on my CFS.

Oh, the horror!  Is nothing sacred?

As is usual with our dinners with Ed and Debi, we spent the usual 3 hours just talking about anything and everything, not leaving until after 7:30.

Hopefully we’ll be able to get together again before we leave for Colorado River on the 27th. But then they’ll be following us over on the 29th, so it’ll all work out.

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Tomorrow afternoon we’re heading down to Brandi’s and Lowell’s to meet them at the Rainforest Café in Katy Mills Mall to celebrate Landon’s 7th birthday.

Brandi and Landon

Really looking forward to it.

Thought for the Day

Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur – Politicians are not born; they are excreted. 


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