November 30, 2005

It's not road rage if you're not driving.

I love to drive, however I do not like sitting in the car. When I go anywhere, my whole goal is to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. Be it from my house to the work or from one hotel to the next on vacation. I do have rules that I will not break while driving. Such as A) Try to stay with in ten miles an hour of the speed limit. B) Do not weave in and out of traffic C) Do not try to squeeze my vehicle between two cars. There are more, but these give you the main idea that I try to be courteous driver.

There is always a flip side to everything. I will yell at cars that are going too slow, aren’t paying attention to the lights/traffic around them or being jerks in general. There is nothing I hate more then being stuck behind some jag off doing 35 in a 45 or they aren't paying attention to when the light changes and sits there blocking traffic. I’ve been known to spout of quite a rant when this happens.

So it should be no surprise to me that my youngest, Clone, has picked up this habit. Last night on the way home from picking the boys up we were stopped at a light. As soon as the light turned green, I hear from the back seat, “Dude, go! Go dude go!” (Yes, I still say dude, shut up!) Boopie is in the front seat with me laughing; I’m laughing and trying to keep my foot on the break. I didn’t feel like running the COP CAR in front of me over.

To make matters even worse, since the cop was there, I was stuck doing the speed limit. Clone, not used to actually traveling at 30 MPH, felt we weren’t going fast enough and started yelling, “DUDE, GO! GO! GO! GO, DUDE, GO!” He repeated himself numerous times. I tried to explain to him “The dude is going.” That wasn’t good enough for him, it wasn’t until the cop turned off and I was able to speed up to 45 that Clone became satisfied with our speed.

This isn’t the first time he’s done this, he started doing it a couple of weeks ago. It is the first time he got so mad that his little blonde head became bright red in anger. He looked like a tomato with white hair!

The older he gets, the more of my traits I see in him. My poor wife is doomed.

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at November 30, 2005 12:58 PM | TrackBack

heh. Start saving for the insurance now.

Posted by: caltechgirl at November 30, 2005 01:35 PM

And a job for all those speeding tickets!

Posted by: oddybobo at November 30, 2005 01:53 PM

You really ought to get clone a mic hooked up to loud speaker or at least a bull horn.

Think of the priceless moments that could be shared by all.

Posted by: phin at November 30, 2005 03:06 PM

At some point he'll understand the relationship between cop cars and limitations on "go" :-)

Posted by: Harvey at November 30, 2005 04:58 PM

LOL! This is almost as good as the Indian Post, which I had to tell my husband about. That cracked me up.

Posted by: Bou at November 30, 2005 09:55 PM

We are so alike it's getting to be scary.

Posted by: Machelle at December 1, 2005 07:36 AM

Elderspawn always said "stupid drivers", yougerspawn just says "go mom go" while stopped at a red light or behind someone going too slow, getting madder and madder when I tell him I can't go, the light's red. :)

Posted by: T-WOG at December 1, 2005 09:43 PM