Traffic. Part 3.

May 6th, 2008
The cars here do not have rear indicators.
No, really, none, none at all, no little yellow lenses and no yellow flashing lights when they want to turn corners………
What happens is that the appropriate brake light flashes……!!!!!!
I can only begin to tell you how scary it is the first billizion times you see it. Im still getting used to it.
Driving down the road, minding your own business, suddenly, the guy beside you brakes…..wait, no, hes not, oh, poop, yes he is, wait, no, hang on, hes heading into my lane!!!!!
Crazy stuff I tell ya.
Then, when they are stopping and changing lanes it gets worse, they both come on, then one of them starts flashing……
Of course, you don’t need me to tell you what its like when a globe is blown in the light……… 

The other annoying thing is linked to all this is that its the same for the trucks. They dont have indicators either. But, with them, you have the added daftness of when they are going up hill (ie traveling less than the posted speed limit), they have to put their hazards on, well, duh, they dont have any hazards do they!!! So, you come up to a truck, and he’s indicating to go both ways…… Or worse, you are on the freeway, start going up hill, the truck is two lanes over, there is a car between you and him, the car is blocking his other brake light, the truckie puts his hazards on, and you can only think that he wants to change lanes!!!! Its downright dangerous in the mind of this struggling Auzi.

On a totally different topic.
I forgot to put on the end of the weekend blog that Sunday night, after we got  home from Fry’s, Terry wanted to see Iron Man, the girls did not, so we did the father and son thing.
It was a good movie. Just what you would expect from a block buster. Lots of action, just enough dialog to hold the action together, neato effects and a few laughs. It was a good way to spend the afternoon and I was happy to pay the money for the two of us to see it.
One of the ladies at work has told me about a local smaller theater that has movies on for between 4 and 6 bucks, so we are going to track it down and see what its like.