Monday, December 17, 2007

Are you going left or right?

Turn signals are almost non-existent aspect of driving in South. As soon as drivers cross the Mason-Dixon Line, they have a tendency to forget all knowledge of Drivers Education such as how to parallel park, driving with your lights on at dusk…and of course the turn signal.

The turn signal is one of my biggest pet peeves. You know…the little-flashing-arrows-that-come-on-to-indicate-whether-you’re-turning-right-or-left and taught how to use on day one of Drivers Ed?!?

Now surprising as it may sound…we do not read minds in the South. We can not figure out if you are turning left or right no matter how much you are thinking about it – sorry, like the rest of America we are just not that gifted.

Instead drivers of the South have invented a new driving technique called “The Southern Pass” which involves passing slow Mid-Westerns on the right on our way to the grocery store, mall and yes, even church.

We instead grumble behind your back and call you a fool but we’ll never use a horn to teach you a lesson. Why? Well you’re in the South and we have manners.

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