Sunday, April 15, 2012

Idiot Driver's with Children

Good morning my fellow subjects.  Today's rant is about two different driving incidents that I saw three days ago.  I seriously couldn't believe my eyes.

While sitting on my front step with my hubby and Princess enjoying the weather that we have been so graciously given a car drives by, at about 40km per hour down my side street (which should be at about 30km/hr).  I look at the car to see if I know who it is, and there is a woman in the front seat, with her cell phone out, staring at it (assuming she is reading a text), and her two children, under the age of three years are sitting in the back seat!

As I shouted out "Are you fucking kidding me?  Did you just see that?" to my hubby, the woman slowly starts to take the curb and some grass off someone's front yard, all while coming to a stop so she could finish reading her text and respond I assume.  Then carries on with her drive.

I mean, first its against the law to drive and text or use your cell phone at all.  Secondly, your children are in the car.  Thirdly its announced everywhere that there is a program going on with the local police department about wearing seat belts or driving while being distracted.  There is a steep financial fine not to mention the points that you would lose.

Moving on with my day, after coming back from the city from shopping (at Costco, see previous rant) I stop off at the corner store for my hubby to run in and grab something.  Princess and me are being silly in the car while waiting.  We notice that our neighbors are walking up to the car beside us.  I smile and wave through the window.  While admiring just a how big their youngest daughter had gotten since the fall, I realize that the child isn't just getting in the car through the front seat and climbing into the back.  Nope.  She got in the front seat and her Dad just strapped her in with a regular adult seat belt.  No car seat.  Did I mention this child might have turned two recently?  That's right my royal subjects idiot number two just drove away with his toddler in the front seat of a moving vehicle without a car seat of any kind!

These two "adults" in my opinion, should be charged with child endangerment.  There is no excuse for what they did.  I really have no tolerance when it comes to children being neglected because of ignorance.
Hey there all.  I know its been tragically long since I last posted.  I've been incredibly busy with my Princess and family outings and gatherings, and just didn't have the time to write.

I have missed you all though, I even missed my anonymous commentator who likes to try and piss me off all the time.  Nothing like biting back and forth when it stays interesting.

My bitchfest today is in regards to Costco and their customers at the location nearest me.

Disclosure:  I am a Costco member and choose to shop there because of the great deals.  So yes I put up with the nonsense, but it doesn't mean I can't bitch about it.

I'll be fair and state that I have not been to all Costco's but....mine I can comment on.  What the hell is with the lack of staff at the check outs on a Saturday afternoon?

We all know now that spring has sprung upon us (quite early I might add, and love that fact) that business booms even more so.  Yet the lack of check outs available is just plain wrong.

I mean, come on,  when the lineups are literally so long that they have to curl down product isles, so much so that the customers still shopping can't go up said isles to make further purchases.  It gets a bit frustrating.  Make the checkout areas larger please.  After all everything else about the store is massive!

Also I'd like to say that I am quite amused at the consumers of Costco.  When its busy and you're trying to find that parking spot right close to the building.....STOP what you're doing!  Think about it.  While you're looking for that close parking spot, the rows of parking spots that are about a 500 meter/yard walk away from the entrances are filling up and you'll just have to walk farther.  So get off your lazy ass and walk a bit!

Also driving in Coscto parking lot, is like taking your life and handing it up to whatever higher power you believe in.  Driving laws still apply in parking lots last time I checked.  Four way stop signs .....are not yield signs nor have they changed colors.  They still mean : HEY YOU ASSHOLE!  STOP!

Setting all that aside, I would like to thank Costco for the 7 more grey hairs from a 45 min shopping experience at Costco yesterday.