Thursday, June 15, 2017

Left Lane Humping




           Hello all and welcome to the page that just keeps on going.    This page has seen a lot of things through the years, and although I try and keep the bad parts of my long running relationship out of this page, it is part of life.  Bad things happen   good things happen  I drink lots of coffee, drown myself in work, Explore a lil bit --forget what I can, learn what I can    and than just prepare for the next adventure.  This page has seen many of those turns and hardships.  And I thank all of you for still being a reader!   Yesterday I managed to beat the heat, and boredom by posting several updates on my Exploring Arizona blog page.  If you have not visited yet----please do so.   I am very proud of this page   and all of the pictures and Exploring are our own.  http://exarizonagobensonbobcats.blogspot.com/





    It is going to be another hot one here today.  Luckily I return to work this afternoon to escape the heat just a lil bit.  But my poor family.   They have kind of already adapted to "third shift"  being awake most of the night when it is much cooler out and one can actually do things and get things done and sleeping most of the hot part of the day away.  The real hot is not supposed to kick in until the weekend.  When all the local fathers are attempting to not get heat stroke while bbq ing.  Father's day is so much different than mothers day when we are packed all day at the restaurant.   Fathers -compared get ignored on there day, and for the most part like it!   Anyways the real heat kicks in soon, but on the same note Monsoon season also starts today, so maybe the lord will take pity on all of us desert dwellers and it will just start raining instead of hitting record highs.  


   So with my work schedule  at the moment  Thursday--today is my Monday  and Monday is my Friday.  I am not sure I would know what to do with a regular work week.  And I must say it is great fun rubbing in on Monday's to all the workers that have just started there work week, that it is in indeed my Friday.  Although when you don't really accomplish anything on your daze off work  I am not sure how much one should rub in having the daze off.  In my defence I did not know I was going to slack so much.  But I also did not figure on it getting so dang hot either.  The frozen food isles at Wally World never looked so good, I tell you what.  



               To bad there is not much more great coffee to be found in Arizona!


     With all of the time I spend on the road, I see a lot of police speed traps and such.  Something I personally think the entire Arizona highway patrol should really crack down on, is drivers that camp out in the left hand lane of the interstate.  They are not passing, they are not moving over for a hazard, they are not going any were close to the speed limit---in fact they are usually going at least ten miles under the speed limit.   People all across Arizona cruise slowly in this lane ALL of the time.  And don't seem to notice the big pickup or big rigs  on there tail.   If the highway patrol would start ticketing just a few of these left lane, Sunday drivers, word would spread.  Because, heh this is illegal.  At the very least the police could follow these left lane humppers and flash on there overhead lights----they don't even have to pull them over just scare the be-gi-bees out of them.   I personally see this as more of a hazard than most of the things people --or I have been pulled over for on a daily bases.  I see this -get trapped by this every day.  So much so that our older white car, I painted   "left lane = passing lane!!" in red on the back window of the car.   Just the other day while trying to merge onto the highway from Benson, I had a slow moving semi in front of me, and an almost as slow moving car beside me ---put putting down the left lane at about 45 MPH.  And I could not merge.  I started out nice, motioning out the window for the car to actually pass me since they were in the passing lane, so I could merge.  Nope, if anything they actually slowed down.  This is when I started to get in a bind   with the semi still in front of me, and traffic going the speed limit behind me in the right lane, and started to flip off the slow moving car.   This still did not make them move faster, it made them see red, and than they wanted to fight me.   Trying to get me to pull over at the next exit.  WTF?  I need to start handing out drivers manuals I guess.  Extra points because it turns out we know the people that were in the car, idiots already in my book, before this episode.   They complained to my wife about me flipping them off, forgot to mention why I might have been flipping them off, than went into a long story about how they wanted to kick my ass.   Good times.   Sounds about right for a Benson couple of quality people, they were probably going so slow because they were driving with there knees and trying to light up there meth pipes with there hands.   Editors note:  Many Benson residents enjoy there meth.   But what do I know!?  


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