Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday 9/2/2011

On the cusp of a 3-day weekend.

Yesterday - 11 hours and 15 minutes of straight, non-stop work. Most of it in intense heat and most of that in the direct sunlight. The good thing is I got some OT that won't go away by sending me home early today. The reason is that there is too much to do in the system today, it will take at least until my normal quitting time to get all of it done.

I stopped by the urgent care place yesterday to get the results. Negative. Nothing wrong with you. Great, then what is this pain? Am I dreaming it? Am I making it up? Not hardly. I have been looking for a doctor, I will continue searching.

The idea that texting while driving shouldn't be completely and totally banned is nonsense. I heard this from some government "dude" yesterday and about threw up. I see this crap on the freeways every single day. You see someone swerving back and forth in front of you, almost guaranteed it's a person who is texting first and driving second.

Or the lady yesterday. Heavy, rush-hour traffic. She is keeping 2 hundred feet of space between her and the car in front of her so she can .........what else: text while driving. Her car is moving from one side of the lane to the other. She speeds up, slows down, speeds up, slows down. I have a great view from the perch it is sitting inside of a semi, I can see right down into cars and see what drivers are doing in there.

Of course, since we are going onto maddening habits that drivers do, let me just go into this one again. Stuck behind a vehicle for miles going 10, 15 even 20 miles per hour slower than the speed limit. Driving a semi, you can't just cut in and out of traffic, you are usually stuck behind a person like this for a long time waiting for traffic in the other lanes to clear.

So it was the other day. Stuck behind this person for 10 minutes going 55 in a 65 zone. When I FINALLY was able to get out from behind this driver, I sped up. Guess what? This person suddenly is going 70mph. It happens ALL the time, it is not an infrequent occurence.

Well whatever. Workday is almost here and there is quite a lot to get done. I'm still worn out from yesterday.

But, that is no excuse, right? lol


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