I hate people who look down on me *even though my Jeep sits higher than their car * because I drive a Jeep and they say I'm killing the environment with my bad fuel mileage, and I hate people who refuse to drive the speed limit even when they pass signs that say 55. Drives me crazy.
"Shiny side up, Greasy side down"
That reminds Me. What also annoys me... People not knowing the difference between:
No and know.
Due do and dew.
Their there and they're
To two and too
Where and wear
Hear and here
Break and brake
This is why being an English teacher didn't pan out for me. Possibly ny biggest pet peeve.
^inattentive driver? dang, that looks more like a giant Decepticon attacked. hope you're both okay.
you left out my favorite: doo
city? or state? either way, that's a lot of people to upset.
*makes hasty escape on walmart scooter chair*
Yeah, we feel like a giant Decepticon attacked us, too. I think it was Ass-Rammer who got a hold of us.
We're alive and "okay," I guess, but it depends on what your definition of "okay" actually is. I'm in a lot of pain, my wife's in a lot of pain, we've lost a perfectly good vehicle, we have medical bills piling up, we've already lost time at work, the anxiety, trauma, I'm having nightmares about it, I've gotten no more than about 18 hours of sleep for a week; the list goes on. When this is done, we'll more than likely come out behind and still be stuck with a stack of bills so high we'll need a Rubicon to climb to the top of it.
It had crossed my mind many times to trade in the STi for a Rubicon but in the end, I just couldn't part with my STi for a Jeep, no matter how bad I want one. Oddly enough, about 10 minutes prior to the crash we were talking about that; how the STi was such a good car; reliable, safe, handled well, fast, etc. and how I realized that sooner or later I'd need a new vehicle and it was disappointing that I'd have to get rid of the STi; the Camaro isn't worth a damn, plus it doesn't run.
Well, the above is a decision I don't have to make, as it was made for me. Yeah, I might be able to afford another STi/STI but in all honesty, I don't want one. Mine was a fantastic car and it didn't owe me anything, but it was a tiring car to drive. Sometimes it just would have been nice to have something with a little more interior space or versatility; the rear seats didn't even fold down so I could carry much of anything.
I will love my Jeep, but it will never take the place of the STi. It will, however, make its own place. I'll be able to do experience things I've never experienced such as owning an open-aired vehicle, or owning a 4WD vehicle, or the activities that go along with owning a 4WD vehicle. Given the circumstances, I may not even experience them, depending on how I heal up.
Because of this, the "new car excitement" will still be there when I get my new Jeep but it's just going to be a bitter-sweet introduction. I think I'll be excited to see my new Jeep for the first time but at the same time, there will just be more relief to finally own my own car again than, "Hey, I got a new car!"
I HATE everything made in China - everything. It's all crap and it all breaks, quite possibly the biggest thorn in my side.
Oh man, I can just tell this forum is going to be one of those that prods me to go off on rants.
Lemme tell ya about my latest "Made In China" experiences...
I play the guitar and needed a new amplifier. I decided I wanted a half-stack. I did some research and wound up with a Randall RT100H head. The first one I got was broken, right out of the box. Two of the three channels didn't work. Sure as Hell, I flip it around and see, "DESIGNED in USA, ASSEMBLED in China;" figures...
I sent the pile of Chinese sh*t back; the same one I'd waited over two weeks to get and waited for a replacement. The replacement arrived and lasted two weeks before blowing up on me. Out of nowhere, the sound just got super-fizzy and...it died.
I called Musicians Friend and told them this one had died too, and I was NOT taking another one. In its place, I selected a Peavey 3120 head; MADE IN THE GOOD OL' USA. I waited two weeks for that head and by the time all this was over, a month had passed. I FINALLY received my Peavey 3120 two days after Xmas.
Guess what. IT STILL WORKS!
When it comes to guitars, I have some foreign ones and every single one of them is sh*t compared to my American-made ones. The American-made ones are the ones which have never given me a single issue, save for the defective body of my custom guitar, which was replaced. There was a flaw in the wood which caused hairline fracturing to show up; we thought it was a paint issue but it was not. I sent it back to the company (two years after owning it, mind you...) and after inspecting it, it was replaced, no questions asked. It took four months to get a new body but it looks great and it's absolutely flawless.
BTW, that guitar was involved in the crash. It was in the back seat in its custom hardshell case. I got home with it, plugged it in, and it wasn't even out of tune!
Here are some pics of the AMERICAN guitars I own. The first one is my custom guitar which was involved in the crash, the second is a 2003 Jackson USA King V 2, and the third is a 1994 Fender Telecaster Plus. The fourth pic is just one of the entire "family."
I hate the fact that the company where I've worked for the last 15+ years is rapidly phasing out the use of Americans in their work force. Being a service oriented company they cannot move their business overseas, so they are hiring non-American associates at lower pay rates to replace us and working very hard to push us out.
The kind of woman that when my feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh Crap, She's up!"
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