Friday, February 29, 2008

Auto Clubs

I'm a bit torn. I'm trying to get out and be more social and I've been thinking about an auto club. I'm not big into tuning or racing or anything. I just thought it might be nice to hang with like minded individuals.

So I've been looking at two options;
1. - A Tennessee Volkswagen Club. It has pretty active members that get together often and organize meet-ups at regional car shows. That sounds pretty nice. Though based on threads on their forum a lot of them tweek and tune their cars. I'm not so sure I'm really that interested.

2. Start my own. I've been thinking about starting a Yellow Car Club. The thought is that people who buy yellow cars (aside from taxi drivers) are likely to have some personality similarities. Also, how cool would it be to cruse around in large groups. A string of yellow as you drive down the road. Nice. The problem here is that I pretty much have to start this and run it myself, though I had no plans to take it beyond a social club.

So here I am torn. I could go either way very easily.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Traffic Rant of the Day

Updated 3/13/2008 (* see below)
Why is it so hard for people to merge 'zipper' style. For example, there is an on-ramp that I have to use every day on the way home. This on-ramp is actually two different on-ramps that must merge, prior to merging with the Interstate again.

Neither side has priority and both must merge together. Often I'll see people merge zipper style. If you're not sure what I mean, look closely at a zipper when you zip it up. The teeth from each side go together one per side at a time (unless you have some cheep janky zipper). This is the most efficient and fair way for traffic to merge together.

Some people don't seem to understand this though. One asshole has to be that one car length ahead of everyone else (and usually gets passed once we are all on the Interstate). If it were just one, once in awhile, it'd be irritating but fine whatever. The problem is that like the sheeple they are, so many others will see this asshole and think, "Well he did it, why can't I?"

UGH! I just want to slap those people. They all know better, even the asshole, they just have decided at that moment to not care and disrespect everyone else around them. Totally unacceptable behavior.

* I found this web page with a great visual explaination of what I'm talking about.