Tag Archives: Driving

The 01/24/13 Joy Jar

23 Jan

The car was barreling down Union Street in Seattle and making a left turn onto 5th Avenue. Moi was in the crosswalk with a bright walk signal. It made no difference. The car whizzed by moi and the driver had the nerve to wave at moi. Moi wanted to give the idiot the finger. Moi didn’t not because she was feeling spiritual, but these days one doesn’t know who is armed and dangerous. More and more drivers are distracted and impatient with pedestrians. The corner of 5th and Union is particularly bad because drivers are often turning the corner going well above the speed limit. They are also impatient with pedestrians who may moving much too slow for their sense of going nowhere at a rapid rate. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is thanks for those drivers who are paying attention and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks with walk signs.

I failed my Driver’s test. Driving teacher: ‘What do you do

at a red light?’ Me: ‘I usually respond to texts and check

my Facebook.’


An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won’t have a hydrant beside it.
Jules Renard

A careful driver is one who honks his horn when he goes through a red light.
Henry Morgan

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up  traffic jams.                                        Mary Ellen Kelly

It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road.                                                                                                           Unknown 

The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.                   Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance,” 1841

Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer.                                                       Unknown