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Posted on 2009.08.24 at 13:35
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You're all alone on a Texas highway, driving fifteen miles an hour under the posted speed limit. Visibility is several miles all around you and there's not another vehicle in sight. The windows are down - its a nice day. Suddenly, I approach as if from nowhere behind you. Because you're doing 50 in a 65, I indicate, move into the empty oncoming traffic lane, downshift, accelerate, and pass you.

You get very angry.

Why?


Poll #1448303 Scenario

Why do you get angry?

Its your default reaction to anything, ever
0(0.0%)
You feel somehow slighted, though you can't articulate why
0(0.0%)
You shouldn't be passed no matter how slowly you drive
0(0.0%)
I disturbed your chi
1(9.1%)
Because you're good enough, and people really like you
0(0.0%)
YOU were there first, goddamnit. I have a lot of gall passing you
0(0.0%)
You get confused easily, and thought it might have been an act of aggression against you
1(9.1%)
You weren't really angry, you just thought it would be funny to pretend you were
0(0.0%)
You're jealous that I can accelerate around you so quickly because your car sucks
0(0.0%)
You should be able to do what you want, when you want, with zero reprucussions (also check next to last)
0(0.0%)
Driving unnaturally slow is safer. Of this you're certain.
0(0.0%)
God has chosen you to express his holy vengence to those who would assume they had the right to pass you
0(0.0%)
You're a bad driver and you know it - you hate it being pointed out in such a manner
0(0.0%)
You're slightly retarded
0(0.0%)
Other (COMMENT BELOW)
3(27.3%)

Comments:


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-08-24 19:01 (UTC) (Link)
You need more exciting options. Like "You're secretly a zombie and your eyesight isn't so good after your death".
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-24 19:05 (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't mind dodging zombies if they were the type of zombies which drove with reckless abandon. But why do I have to drive behind Southern Florida Retirement Home Barbie Zombie?
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-08-24 19:15 (UTC) (Link)
Southern Florida Retirement Home Barbie Zombie

There's a movie in there somewhere. Not a porn movie, though. I hope.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-24 19:27 (UTC) (Link)
No, that would be Southern Florida Retirement Home Cougar Barbie. Although...what if Cougar Barbie were *also* a zombie?

"When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles..."

We call this Southern Florida Retirement Home Cougar Barbie Zombie.

*Mattel Home Entertainment presents, for the first time on DVD, Barbie and the 12 Singing Princesses Directed by Wes Craven.*

Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-08-24 19:34 (UTC) (Link)
Barbie and the 12 Singing Princesses Directed by Wes Craven

I'm, like, TOTALLY buying the chainsaw accessories! I wonder if they come in pink?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-08-24 19:38 (UTC) (Link)
I don't drive in Texas.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-24 19:53 (UTC) (Link)
scenario: An imagined or projected sequence of events, esp. any of several detailed plans or possibilities.

You're showing a distinct lack of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-08-24 20:01 (UTC) (Link)
You had too many choices, hence, tl;dr.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-24 20:06 (UTC) (Link)
This new information is in direct contradiction of your first statement. Either you're an unimaginative prick who can't absorb figurative scenarios, or you were overwhelmed by the 15 choices, one of which, embarrassingly enough, was "other."
wardlejew
wardlejew at 2009-08-24 20:09 (UTC) (Link)
hmmm. I'm angry because I don't know the speed limit is 65 instead of 45. If I'm driving 50, I think the speed limit is 45.

or

My default reaction is to be angry at everything because my car only goes 50, and that is ruining my life, which make me feel slighted because I can't buy a better car in this economy, and if I can't drive faster I better not be passed by somebody who doesn't give a hoot about the chi I've found because I have to drive so slow...

or

I would get angry trying to figure out why I should be angry, because I have no reason to be angry.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-24 20:23 (UTC) (Link)
I would get angry trying to figure out why I should be angry, because I have no reason to be angry.

Yes, this is the one. The perpetual reactionaries.

~JungMee~
sacredyuja at 2009-08-24 20:25 (UTC) (Link)
You Sir, disturbed my Chi!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-24 20:29 (UTC) (Link)
Its both a gift, and a curse. I feel that true chi can only be obtained at 90 mph which is why I so often seek it.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-08-24 22:33 (UTC) (Link)
How many lanes are on this Texas highway?
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-25 00:26 (UTC) (Link)
It doesn't really matter.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-08-25 02:41 (UTC) (Link)
Well it does because if they are going under the speed limit or slower than the main body of traffic in a double lane highway they will get a ticket for hazardous and discourteous driving in the left hand lane.
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2009-08-25 00:08 (UTC) (Link)
No comment.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-25 21:48 (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes so little can say so much.
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2009-08-25 21:53 (UTC) (Link)
Indeed.
Jamie
anakngtinapa at 2009-08-25 03:47 (UTC) (Link)
Hm. This actually left me a bit confused. Because I don't know how to drive, I've never tried driving and I don't have and need a car. Which you may find strange, [the thing about not having a car] but cars aren't as important here than in your country, I guess.

Imagining the scenario despite my lack of knowledge about cars and American highways, I still checked one of those little boxes and submitted my answer. Which would just mean I really didn't need to comment but I still did. Ha. So yea.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-25 15:41 (UTC) (Link)
Until I can work from home full time, and given the United States penchant for poor public transportation - and my love for fast cars - I will continue to drive.

When I lived in Germany I lived as you do - no need whatsoever for them.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-08-25 15:13 (UTC) (Link)
Because I was wearing some awesomely delicious lingerie and in the middle of an intense "self-loving" event you zoomed by and scared the beejezus out of me!!! SHHHESH!

Edited at 2009-08-25 03:13 pm (UTC)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-25 15:38 (UTC) (Link)
Well there's an acceptable answer if I've ever heard one.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-08-25 19:58 (UTC) (Link)
I'm an odd person with an... er.. umm.. interesting life. ;)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-25 21:47 (UTC) (Link)
We've all done it - just some of us are at a more heightened state of alert for that very reason.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-08-26 17:26 (UTC) (Link)

Quick Joke

What's the most sensitive part of the body during masturbation??

- The ears...

Because they're listening for footsteps!

*INSERT DRUM AND SYMBOL SPLASH*

Edited at 2009-08-26 05:26 pm (UTC)
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-08-25 15:15 (UTC) (Link)
and wait... am I doing 15 or 50mph???
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-25 15:38 (UTC) (Link)
It doesn't really matter. Suffice it to say you're not driving the posted speed limit.
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