Selfish, careless or just an arsehole ?

eyeLikeCarrots 23 November 2010 48

Making my way to work this morning, I observed a near accident behind me. The driver of a Mazda 626 failed to check his blind spot and almost side swiped a white Toyota 4wd as he tried to merge into the inside lane (Apparently I was pissing him off; those damn speed limits!).

Why did the driver fail to check his blind spot ? Well, the neck brace he was wearing obviously stopped him from doing it. I wonder if the injury he had that required him to wear a neck brace was caused in a car related incident/accident ?

So Canberra, I ask you – Are people who drive their cars when they really shouldn’t, selfish…. plain careless… or arseholes ?

P.S. – Mr Neck Brace – please dont kill anyone cause you were too selfish to realise that you shouldn’t be driving.


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pete74au pete74au 5:57 pm 24 Nov 10

Come on people, get real:
1. Canberrans don’t keep left in any zone irrespective of what they are doing;
2. Mirrors and head checks are for idiots
3. The Police only enforce those laws that raises the most revenue and is easy to get a conviction on so most of the 265 road rules never get a mention. Speed, Alcohol, and sometimes mobile phone get the biggest hits, yet of the three only Alcohol and Phones contribute to crash causation whereas speed determines the outcome.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 10:36 am 24 Nov 10

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Re speed – I think of it like this: I’m on my way to work, there is a car in front of mine. In front of that car is another car etc etc – there is nothing I can do except to continue on my way and not get enraged, traffic is flowing as good as it ever does – I’ll leave it up to others to get aggro and stress themselves out.

Pfft. You’re obviously not trying hard enough. If you tailgate hard enough, you can actually go faster than all the cars in front of you – it’s a scientific anomaly that has something to do with quantum theory I think.

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 9:39 am 24 Nov 10

Thanks Harley, hopefully that will be the end of kiddies play time and if they promise to play nice, maybe I’ll tell them the story (with photo supplement) of Captain RAAF’s naked encounter with a certain famous water buffalo….

harley harley 8:30 am 24 Nov 10

Captain RAAF said :

I prostrate myself and beg forgiveness but I think there may be a state that has such a law, as I recall having this agument previously.

Regardless, right hand lane and ramming speed, GO!

Thanks for setting me straight.

The keep left on roads over 80 rule came into Victoria in the early naughties as part of the national road rules reforms. It was around the same time Victoria lost the “right turn has right-of-way over left turns”

I don’t know whether the ACT had to change keep left laws, but it wouldn’t suprise me if it had. You probably did have this argument and possibly should have won, depending on when.

I took a liberty with your typo. It’s been done to death already.

astrojax astrojax 10:33 pm 23 Nov 10

you want me to flex my subaru? won’t that inflict further dings that will need more fixing? word…

😉

westyonline westyonline 10:26 pm 23 Nov 10

astrojax said :

westyonline said :

he is Definatly an ASSHOLE!..

apart from capitalised and misspelt ‘definitely’, we are in strylya, mate, and it’s ‘arsehole’ – which was the option in the op, as it happens… any good westie should be proud of strylyanism…

🙂

Whats up your ArSE!…Subaru in getting fixed,go for another coffee break and put it down as flex…

astrojax astrojax 10:02 pm 23 Nov 10

westyonline said :

he is Definatly an ASSHOLE!..

apart from capitalised and misspelt ‘definitely’, we are in strylya, mate, and it’s ‘arsehole’ – which was the option in the op, as it happens… any good westie should be proud of strylyanism…

🙂

westyonline westyonline 9:49 pm 23 Nov 10

if he had a suit on and an Australian Government Department ID pass (Any one,not picky there!) he is Definatly an ASSHOLE!..
my question is why was he driving his wifes mazda, Perhaps his subaru was in getting the dings taken out of it again!!

arescarti42 arescarti42 9:24 pm 23 Nov 10

georgesgenitals said :

Captain RAAF said :

Jim Jones said :

georgesgenitals said :

Jim Jones said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Captain RAAF said :

Jono said :

Captain RAAF said :

I prostate myself …..

I normally wouldn’t comment on spelling mistakes/typos but this one’s irresistible.

I’ve never seen “prostate” used as a verb before, but presumably it’s something that can only be done to a male. I shudder to think what it might involve.

Self inspection, it’s the only way to be sure!

=-)

I find your fascination with my arse somewhat confusing…yet strangely erotic.
Having started in the Kabana boys (that’s going to take some sleuthing), I am no stranger to what can happen to a soldiers bottom, but I assure you there is nothing untoward about my rock hard buns. Still, if you want to continue, and thanks Johnboy for stringing this one along, go ya hardest, it’s not like anything you lot says is going to upset me….short of fgzk’s previous comment.

I always suspected you had your thumb up your…

If he’s in the armed forces then he’s probably got his whole fist up there.

The question is whether he can wave with that hand at the same time…

Oh, that’s not a wave … it’s a salute!

I have to confess to being kinda disappointed – when I saw you’d responded to this I thought it would be with photos.

I sure as hell wasn’t disappointed.

eyeLikeCarrots eyeLikeCarrots 8:59 pm 23 Nov 10

malliemcg said :

To eyelikecarrots: Are you sure you were doing the speed limit? Have you had your speedo calibrated or using something more accurate than what’s on the dash? Most modern speedos seem to be configured to read about 10% under.

Am I sure I was doing the speed limit – no, but I think I was pretty close. This is not the intended issue of my post, the intent was to point out that the dude in the 626 was driving a vehicle with a neck brace on, making it difficult for himself to drive in a manner that might be considered safe (like checking your blind spot).

Re speed – I think of it like this: I’m on my way to work, there is a car in front of mine. In front of that car is another car etc etc – there is nothing I can do except to continue on my way and not get enraged, traffic is flowing as good as it ever does – I’ll leave it up to others to get aggro and stress themselves out.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 8:53 pm 23 Nov 10

…everyone who USES…

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 8:53 pm 23 Nov 10

DJ said :

malliemcg said :

To eyelikecarrots: Are you sure you were doing the speed limit? Have you had your speedo calibrated or using something more accurate than what’s on the dash? Most modern speedos seem to be configured to read about 10% under.

Then wouldn’t everybody be doing the same speed anyway? Oh, except Capt RAAF and his fans

…and everyone who Adelaide Avenue in the morning (well, the mornings when the cops aren’t there).

DJ DJ 8:39 pm 23 Nov 10

malliemcg said :

To eyelikecarrots: Are you sure you were doing the speed limit? Have you had your speedo calibrated or using something more accurate than what’s on the dash? Most modern speedos seem to be configured to read about 10% under.

Then wouldn’t everybody be doing the same speed anyway? Oh, except Capt RAAF and his fans

malliemcg malliemcg 7:50 pm 23 Nov 10

To eyelikecarrots: Are you sure you were doing the speed limit? Have you had your speedo calibrated or using something more accurate than what’s on the dash? Most modern speedos seem to be configured to read about 10% under.

Hercsie Hercsie 5:04 pm 23 Nov 10

So what do you call a person who sits on your rear bumper bar and gets irate because the disability friendly taxi in front of you is driving slowly trying to spot the person in a wheelchair waiting on the side of London Circuit.

(We had all just started off from the lights at constitution avenue and the cab finally spotted the passenger and pulled into the short term parking just before the onramp to Commonwealth Ave).

She starts out shaking her head then escalates to waving her arms around (looked a bit like mobile zumba), and then starts giving me the finger.

– for a moment I thought she was going to flash her headlights at me.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 4:24 pm 23 Nov 10

Selfish, careless or just an arsehole? Why not “all three”, the terms are not mutually exclusive.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 4:14 pm 23 Nov 10

Captain RAAF said :

Jim Jones said :

georgesgenitals said :

Jim Jones said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Captain RAAF said :

Jono said :

Captain RAAF said :

I prostate myself …..

I normally wouldn’t comment on spelling mistakes/typos but this one’s irresistible.

I’ve never seen “prostate” used as a verb before, but presumably it’s something that can only be done to a male. I shudder to think what it might involve.

Self inspection, it’s the only way to be sure!

=-)

I find your fascination with my arse somewhat confusing…yet strangely erotic.
Having started in the Kabana boys (that’s going to take some sleuthing), I am no stranger to what can happen to a soldiers bottom, but I assure you there is nothing untoward about my rock hard buns. Still, if you want to continue, and thanks Johnboy for stringing this one along, go ya hardest, it’s not like anything you lot says is going to upset me….short of fgzk’s previous comment.

I always suspected you had your thumb up your…

If he’s in the armed forces then he’s probably got his whole fist up there.

The question is whether he can wave with that hand at the same time…

Oh, that’s not a wave … it’s a salute!

I have to confess to being kinda disappointed – when I saw you’d responded to this I thought it would be with photos.

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 4:07 pm 23 Nov 10

Jim Jones said :

georgesgenitals said :

Jim Jones said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Captain RAAF said :

Jono said :

Captain RAAF said :

I prostate myself …..

I normally wouldn’t comment on spelling mistakes/typos but this one’s irresistible.

I’ve never seen “prostate” used as a verb before, but presumably it’s something that can only be done to a male. I shudder to think what it might involve.

Self inspection, it’s the only way to be sure!

=-)

I find your fascination with my arse somewhat confusing…yet strangely erotic.
Having started in the Kabana boys (that’s going to take some sleuthing), I am no stranger to what can happen to a soldiers bottom, but I assure you there is nothing untoward about my rock hard buns. Still, if you want to continue, and thanks Johnboy for stringing this one along, go ya hardest, it’s not like anything you lot says is going to upset me….short of fgzk’s previous comment.

I always suspected you had your thumb up your…

If he’s in the armed forces then he’s probably got his whole fist up there.

The question is whether he can wave with that hand at the same time…

Oh, that’s not a wave … it’s a salute!

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 4:03 pm 23 Nov 10

Jim Jones said :

georgesgenitals said :

Jim Jones said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Captain RAAF said :

Jono said :

Captain RAAF said :

I prostate myself …..

I normally wouldn’t comment on spelling mistakes/typos but this one’s irresistible.

I’ve never seen “prostate” used as a verb before, but presumably it’s something that can only be done to a male. I shudder to think what it might involve.

Self inspection, it’s the only way to be sure!

=-)

I always suspected you had your thumb up your…

If he’s in the armed forces then he’s probably got his whole fist up there.

The question is whether he can wave with that hand at the same time…

Oh, that’s not a wave … it’s a salute!

And that is a mental picture I didn’t need!

Jim Jones Jim Jones 3:46 pm 23 Nov 10

georgesgenitals said :

Jim Jones said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Captain RAAF said :

Jono said :

Captain RAAF said :

I prostate myself …..

I normally wouldn’t comment on spelling mistakes/typos but this one’s irresistible.

I’ve never seen “prostate” used as a verb before, but presumably it’s something that can only be done to a male. I shudder to think what it might involve.

Self inspection, it’s the only way to be sure!

=-)

I always suspected you had your thumb up your…

If he’s in the armed forces then he’s probably got his whole fist up there.

The question is whether he can wave with that hand at the same time…

Oh, that’s not a wave … it’s a salute!

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