My iPod Has Issues – Looking for the Red Light

27 Jan

There are many things in this world that I do not understand, and, earlier, I witnessed one of them. It was during an after work trip to the grocery store to get bananas and Spic ‘n Span. I also got a magazine that will turn into a good blog post.

Anyway, I pulled into the parking lot as another car was coming out. They were trying to turn left onto a five lane road, and the traffic was heavy. In other words, they were going to be there a while. It is a common occurrence. However, they did not have to wait several minutes to pull out in front of another car and risk their lives. The other parking lot exit had a red light.

This is what I do not understand. When leaving a parking lot and turning left, why do people not use the exit with the red light? It does not take that long, and they do not have to play Frogger.Frogger

I always look for the red light and use it. This does not make me some driving genius. It just makes sense. People only have to think ahead.

I know this is a crazy post about something that is not a bi deal, but it bothers me every time I see it happen. When people learn to drive, looking for a red light while leaving a parking lot should be near the top of the list.

In honor of the craziness that is non-red light parking lot exiting, we will look into the craziness that is my iPod. Even it knows to think ahead and make this maneuver the easiest way.

“The Road to Hell” by Chris Rea

“Highway Chile” by Jimi Hendrix

“Standing at the Crossroads” by Johnny Shines

“Chauffer Blues” by Big Mama Thornton

“Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles

“Go Speed Racer Go” by Sponge

“The Long and Winding Road” by The Beatles

“Roadrunner” by The Modern Lovers

“The Old Man Down the Road” by John Fogerty

“King of the Road” by Roger Miller

“Carefree Highway” by Gordon Lightfoot

“Little Red Corvette” by Prince

“Highway 61 Revisited” by Bob Dylan

“16th Avenue” by Lacy J. Dalton

“How Fast Them Trucks Can Go” by Claude Gray

“Passing Zone Blues” by Coleman Wilson

“Pursuit of the Pimpmobile” by Isaac Hayes

“Free Ride” by Edgar Winter

“The Road” by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

“Interstate” by The Refreshments

Remember, always look for that red light.

13 Responses to “My iPod Has Issues – Looking for the Red Light”

  1. DyingNote January 27, 2015 at 04:30 #

    You could add “Highway To Hell”. Actually so many more.

    • Rick January 27, 2015 at 05:09 #

      It’s on the iPod, too. Heck, there are ton of road songs.

      • DyingNote January 27, 2015 at 05:28 #

        Yup. Truck loads. Sorry, couldn’t resist that.

  2. Marilyn Armstrong January 27, 2015 at 04:43 #

    I have many questions about drivers and why they do what they do. How about the drivers who tailgate until finally, you pull over and let them pass, after which they slow to a crawl.

    • Rick January 27, 2015 at 05:11 #

      Yeah. Also, the ones who ride your bumper, but when you get over they get over too.

      • Marilyn Armstrong January 27, 2015 at 18:39 #

        A friend of mine says they use up all their courage trying to pass, then revert to the wimps they really are.

  3. John S January 28, 2015 at 23:31 #

    Speed King – Deep Purple; (I hate) Fast Cars – Buzzcocks!

    • Rick January 29, 2015 at 00:50 #

      Excellent choices

  4. Amber January 30, 2015 at 02:30 #

    It always bothers me too, especially when they start easing out and trying to force traffic to stop for them!

    • Rick January 30, 2015 at 04:09 #

      It’s a ridiculous way to drive. People need to think ahead and scout the easy way out. By the way, how’s the new job?

      • Amber January 31, 2015 at 15:48 #

        So far so good, but I am missing my #InserviceBingo crew!

  5. returntothe80s February 25, 2015 at 17:50 #

    I get so annoyed when drivers do that! And similarly, there is a plaza near my house. Before the parking lot, there is a traffic light, including a left turn light. So you could go that way, and turn right into the parking lot. If you don’t use that light, you can keep going and take a left into another entrance to that plaza. However, there is no light at that left hand turn. And it is a very busy, one lane road. So you get stuck behind them while they are waiting to turn, even though they could have turned at the light.

    • Rick February 25, 2015 at 18:02 #

      Exactly. There is also a place in town with a short turning lane. They always try to pull into it with the back of the car in the traffic lane.

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