I know you’re not surprised to hear that Atlanta is among the five worst cities in the U.S. when it comes to road rage incidents and aggressive driving habits. Ha! You can’t be. If you live here…you see it every day. Crazy “A”zz people cutting you off, speeding up so you can’t merge, high-beaming you for driving too slow. Yeah….all of that. We’ve got it bad here and I can only assume it’s because we spend half of our lives sitting in traffic.
“In any populated city in this country, you’ll find a lot of road incidents, arguments, whatever you’ll call it,” said Lt. Paul Cosper of the Georgia State Patrol. “And more the roads are congested, the more aggravated people will get. When they get aggravated, they’ll yell or start blowing their horn. The next thing, hand gestures get involved and it escalates from there,” Cosper said.
The way to defuse most road rage situations is easy, Cosper said: “You become a courteous driver.” (Source)
My favorite African proverb says: “There are two things over which you have complete dominion, authority and control….your mind and your mouth.” Notice that “Traffic” isn’t included in that list, so as you sit in traffic later today remember to be kind to your fellow drivers. If someone cuts you off, issue a friendly wave instead of the finger. Your efforts combined might actually move the ATL further down the list next year. That’s my PSA for the day….
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It’s been called the “craziest collaboration EVER” and dayum if it ain’t. *sigh* Taylor Swift and T. Pain (+ his Autotunes thingy + his BIG ASS CHAIN) joined forces in a *cough* “rap” collaboration to open the Country Music Television (CMT) awards show, which aired last night. T. Pain and that dayum autotunes thingy has now sucessfully infiltrated the wonderful world of country music, what’s next….Jazz? Texas? The WORLD? *sigh* I have no words….
“I’m so gangsta you can find me baking cookies at night…” ~ Taylor Swift
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Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and slimmed down comedienne Mo’Nique did a bit of clowning around backstage during the 2009 BET Upfronts back in April. They each took a moment to “Stanky Leg” it up for the cameras and Chilli issues a mini-message at the end. Cute!
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The MARTA train operator who was caught texting and driving by a concerned twitterer (who captured the moment via the TwitPic above) *cough* <it wasn’t me!> has been suspended for three days (with pay?):
A MARTA suspended a rail conductor caught texting recently while at the controls of a train.
The conductor will be off the job for three days, the maximum penalty MARTA can impose, according to transit officials.
A MARTA rider posted photos on Twitter of the conductor text messaging while operating a train.
MARTA officials said they are reviewing current policies on texting in light of similar problems that caused serious crashes in other cities.
Safety on the train is a big deal….but so is twitter. Don’t sleep on it! No one is safe from the tweets. 😆
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