Posts Tagged ‘terrible’

Toyota Prius Hybrid Drivers are The Worst – And Here are the Two Primary Reasons

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Reason One is that they think they’re special, as if they’re part of the solution and not part of the problem. This conceit is totally false. Oh well.

Reason Two is that they think that since they’re special, then they can do whatever they want as long as they do it slowly. So, driving slowly at night without lights is OK, driving slowly through red lights is OK, driving the wrong way up one-way streets is OK – you get the idea.

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Oh well.

Forget About the Google Bus, ‘Cause the “Soogle Bus” is Almost as Good! But Don’t Read the Racist Yelp Reviews

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Here it is, as promised, the Soogle Bus:

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But uh oh, here’s what you’ll find these days on the Yelp:

“I’ve never even been on one of their buses, but I observed one of their drivers this evening on Hawthorne Street driving aggressively, honking the horn continuously at the car in front of him and overall behaving like a jerk.

“Although the shuttle and driver were booked for 8 hours, the shuttle driver refused to drive at points of the evening! At the end of the night, the driver tried to ask for more money than was agreed upon based on an old quote the company had given. I had to pull out my laptop to show him the email that his boss had sent me to prove that I did not need to pay him more.”

“Horrible.  This is NOT a real travel/ tour service. They constantly ask for more money and CASH. They are disrespectful and RUDE. They throw litter around, and stand around and smoke. They speak almost no English.”

And that doesn’t include the reviews what were taken down or the ones currently on the “filtered” page.

Poor Soogle!

Pittsburg, PA Man Whips Out, Swings Around Terrible Towel at 5th and Market Afore Tonight’s 49er’s Game

Monday, December 19th, 2011

I was actually too close to the action to properly record last night’s outrage taking place amongst Christmastime Union Square shoppers.

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Go Niners!

Amazing: Toyota Prius Driver Actually Turns Lights On at Night In Response to Hand Gesturing

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Here’s what you do when you see a Toyota Prius driver going about at night without lights:

You point at the headlights and yell, “Lights! Lights! Turn on your lights, you melon-farmer!”

But in my experience, the kind of Prius driver who goes about at night without lights never ever responds.

Until this guy:

I’ve never seen a Prius driver respond to stimuli – this is a first.

“Then Abraham comes nearer to Him and asks if He will destroy the Priuseses if there are fifty innocent Prius drivers in the City, making the innocent Prius drivers die with the guilty. The LORD replies that if He finds fifty competent Prius drivers in the City of by the Bay, He will spare the all Prius drivers for their sake.”

Amen, Brother

What’s the Deal with Volvo Drivers in the Bay Area?

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Hey Volvo drivers of the Bay Area – what’s the deal? Why are some of you the way you are? For a description of the problem, let’s hear from famous writer Jon Carroll on the topic of le Vølvö:

It bullies, it meanders, it stops in the middle of the street so its occupant can have a long conversation with someone standing on the sidewalk. I have done my best to provide loving correction; I have been met only with denial.”

That’s a fair beef, and so are these. In fact, some in the U.K. actually want authorities to prosecute Volvo drivers.

Here’s a typical example – the driver here in Laurel Heights slowly intrudes into the crosswalk and then tentatively creeps forward past two red lights into cross traffic. Hello-ooo! The S40 (S60, S80?) can be seen here backing up in order to let southbound traffic through:

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Now of course, lately, Toyota Prius hybrid drivers have been going to great lengths to keep up with the bottom quintile of Volvo drivers. With these Priuseses around town, if they’re not provoking others, they’re getting Denver booted, and when they’re not getting pulled over, they’re being used for remedial driving lessons.

So yes, some Prius drivers have issues (specifically driving around at night with the lights off, no daytime running lights, no nothing, why Prius, why?) but Volvo drivers take the cake, because they keep coming up with new ways of disappointing you.

Like entering MUNI train tunnels and then driving along like there’s nothing wrong. There’s no video of that incident available but it must have looked something like this.  

So, read Jon Carroll’s columns above for nuance and then come to the conclusion that, on the streets of the San Francisco Bay Area, the refrain of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike is:

“It’s always a Volvo” (unless it’s a Prius).

Bank on it.