Saturday, August 20, 2011

Another Road Hazard

Well. Looks like I forgot to post something for tonight. Maybe that's because...nothing much happened today.

I did encounter a car smack dab in the middle of the road. Stopped. In my lane as I rounded a blind curve. A woman and little girl were wringing their hands as a guy carried a big tire from the back of his truck. Which was also parked in the road, in front of that lady's SUV. Her front left tire was absolutely shredded. Down-to-the-rim shredded.

Maybe it's just me, but I'm of the opinion that if your tire is already shredded down to the rim, you might as well drive it another 75 feet and get the confounded accident-waiting-to-happen off the freakin' pavement and into a private driveway before somebody gets killed.

Funny how nobody ever seeks out my opinion.


Chickadee said...

Yeah I know what you mean. Just like when people stop right in the middle of the road when they have an accident...when there are signs now on the roads and highway that say to PULL OVER because stopping is illegal when you have an accident.

But as my father-in-law often says..."Thinking had nothing to do with it."

Hillbilly Mom said...

Since the guy was working on the tire, the woman and girl could at least have gone down to the curve to warn people. I flashed my lights at the traffic that passed me headed that way. I figured they would slow down because they thought I was warning them about a speed trap.

labbie1 said...

Our neighbors out here related a similar incident here. On a road near here in a bend in the road was a car sitting right on the road. The kicker? Two "old" (according to their 14 year old daughter) were making out in the car. Seriously???? Sheesh!

Hillbilly Mom said...

YIKES! That's too much information!