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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: LOVE : HATE

Re: “I'd like a tall babe-accino, please

Don't and say you did. They are a dime a dozen.

Posted by doris the finkasauraus on January 14, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Need help Googling "ebay concert tickets"

I buy most of my tickets off of Craiglist! It's much easier.

Posted by doris the finkasauraus on January 14, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

Mea culpa.

Posted by Jaxx on January 13, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

Hello again, it's Learner Permit's Mom.

Some of you (Jaxx, concernedabc, and screddawg) have misread the original post. It says the driver of the pickup truck was merging ONTO hwy 78. That means WE were on 78 (not the Interstate) and he was coming off of the Interstate. Before the above mentioned incident, my daughter had been practicing driving for four months. Of course, we practiced in empty parking lots and quiet streets first and worked up to busier streets. Until about two weeks before the incident, it was still light at that time of day, which is the time she gets out of school. We practice in that area because it is the route that she will take to and from school and we worked up to it gradually. I think it would be irresponsible to limit her practice to backroads and parking lots until she gets her license, then turn her loose alone and unprepared for the actual conditions in which she will have to drive every day.

screddawg, I actually do live in a trailer park, but so far as I've noticed there is no single mentality that could be ascribed to the residents of my neighborhood. Most of us here probably do feel a little annoyed by people who stereotypically categorize ignorant behavior as "trailer park mentality". This leads me to conclude you are right to say that I shouldn't have called the driver of the black pickup truck a redneck, because most rednecks (many proudly self-proclaimed)are very nice people. I should have called him an uncouth lout. That is what I meant because that is how he acted.

Thanks to the majority of the posters for your support: hunybrwn11, ontheroadagain, law enforcement, FCB, datadink, ericloz, and PavlovsDog.

Posted by Learner Permit's Mom on January 13, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Bank beau saves the day after card crime

1. The clerk at Walmart had a card reader under the counter and scanned your card when you weren't looking. Or---
2. Some dumpster diving dork got your number off your unshredded bank receipt. Or---
3. Some insider criminal working at Bank of America, probably not Shane, got hold of your numbers. The possibilities are numerous.
4. Why are you doing business at Bank of America? I have a personal story about how they tried to rip me off but it's too long for here and off topic. To make a long story short, there a lot of people displeased with B of A. Can't you join a credit union?

Posted by Pogo on January 13, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Bay bound transplant thinks Charleston ain't so bad

After you pay your California and San Francisco taxes you will be counting the days until you can return to Charleston.

Posted by Pogo on January 13, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

If you've lived here for long enough to know damn well where the busy merges are, make plans to get your butt out of the far right lane at least a mile before you get to one. Give the poor redneck a chance.

Posted by Pogo on January 13, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Don't be surprised by hometown holey zone

Everywhere would have done it but you went and made yourself a fool by going Ev. Ree. Where.

Posted by nanners on January 11, 2011 at 1:43 AM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

I have to agree with most posters, your lack of common sense is most to blame. Putting a "newbie" on the interstate at dark, during rush hour, to learn how to drive is trailer park mentality! I don't think you of all people should be calling anybody else a redneck...

Posted by screddawg on January 9, 2011 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

Driving on the interstate with a learner's permit is irresponsible. If I'm a jerk for pointing that out, so be it.

Posted by Jaxx on January 8, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

I totally agree to PavlovsDog. Maybe if the local law enforcement did their job and ticketed all who did not merge/yield, the roads would be less congested at rush hour. Also for those who do not know what that black handle on the left by their steering wheel is, it is the BLINKER. I promise you that if you use it it won't bite or burn you. Come on, give it a try, it is the LAW you know. Shame on you law enforcement officials for not enforcing this law either. I also agree with hunnybrwn11. Some drivers are just plain rude southeners who were never taught the proper way to drive. Maybe if they had a mother that took her time to teach their kids how to drive we wouldn't have so many idiots on the road. Now there's some common sense you jerk.

Posted by ontheroadagain on January 7, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

One thing lacking on Charleston area roadways is the ability to merge/yield. Drivers here, for one reason or another, do not understand the concept of yielding to oncoming traffic. The on-ramps to the intersates are not speedways. You MUST slow down and wait for EXISTING traffic to pass so you can safely merge onto the lane that the EXISTING traffic is ALREADY driving on.

Posted by PavlovsDog on December 28, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Bay bound transplant thinks Charleston ain't so bad

I love this! After moving from Massachusetts 13 yrs ago, I am just now adjusting, but truly love it here. So, yes, I am a damn yankee - not going anywhere! Charleston is wonderful.

Posted by christinaorso on December 28, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Bay bound transplant thinks Charleston ain't so bad

Wow...someone with something nice to say about Chuck-Town...amazing...

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Posted by ericloz on December 28, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

Hey all, there are a lot of crack addict drivers
on the roads...unfortunately, I experienced one's
such 'impatience' yesterday...just sayin'...

Posted by michaelskellig on December 28, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

Let's see...Holiday traffic, mother teaching daughter how to drive on interstate, idiot redneck in a hurry to get to Walmart, redneck flips daughter off because redneck is now 15 seconds late and may miss out on a super saver special or his favorite parking space, yep....

Lesson learned by mom and daughter? Just keep driving and pity those less fortunate...

Posted by ericloz on December 27, 2010 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

Having lived in Southern California for 30 years-if your definition of road rage is a person flipping you the bird;i'll take that over a volley of gunfire anyday.....

Posted by Motoman on December 27, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

Jaxx and concernedabc, you're both idiots obviously. Do you think that was the first time she was on the road. I would imagine that prior to getting her permit she was practicing on back roads, parking lots and the other normal places parents take their kids to learn. But there comes a time when you have to learn to drive on the freeway. You don't learn that from driving somewhere else. Try thinking once and a while.

Posted by datadink on December 27, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

Ditto Jaxx... Learn to drive on backroads, not the intrastate around the holidays!!!

Posted by concernedabc on December 25, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Redneck finger flipper frightens newbie merger

She has to learn to drive in traffic at night sometime- better now with mom to guide her than later when she is alone.
And LE is right, traffic coming onto the highway yields to traffic already there.
Also not a good idea to make the passing traffic in the left lane slam on brakes because you moved over.

Posted by TROLLSLAYER on December 25, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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