Lubbock Drivers

So yeah, I’m not the best driver there is.  But I’m seriously concerned at the quality of Drivers Education classes on the South Plains.  It drives me crazy how people driving on the loop have ruined it for everyone and now it’s hard to get on or off of the loop…Because there is so much traffic in the far right hand lane it is hard to merge onto the loop because people don’t realize that’s what the lane is actually for.  So instead of seamlessly merging onto the loop you have to wait for there to be a break in the steady stream of existing traffic which means you have to STOP on a merge lane which then backs up more traffic causing people to honk at you.

Now it’s the very same thing when you are on the loop and NOT in the far right hand lane.  Getting off the loop then becomes very difficult as people don’t want to let you into the lane because they don’t want anyone cutting in front of them.  REALLY?!?  So again the problem is that most people don’t realize there are TWO other lanes that can be utilized when driving on Loop 289…

The kicker in all of this is, because it’s so dang hard to get off and on the loop MOST people end up staying in the far right hand lane because they don’t want to have to fight other people to get off.  Which leads to a whole constant circle of problems…

Wake up everyone…use your blinkers and move into uncharted territory…i.e. the left and middle lanes of the loop.  It may open up traffic and a whole new way of thinking.

 

I’m really new at this…

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So I have decided to branch out and start writing a blog.  So bear with me as I stumble my way into this.  If there are topics you’d like to see me write about please feel free to let me know. 

I can honestly say that being a parent is the toughest job bar none.  And I’m relatively sure that most of you reading this are parents.  But when I got home for my dinner break tonight I was hit with multiple requests for money…Mom, I need money for my voice lesson, a birthday gift, camp, and hey I’d like to go on this trip next summer…so oh hey no big deal girls let me just go outside and shake the money tree out back.  Heaven knows that I’ve got all the money you girls need and more.  YEAH RIGHT! 

And it’s not just that, kids need money for school, for the necessities, and fundraisers.  I get that.  But I’m just wondering if they put two and two together and understand that when they fuss that I’m not ever home that the reason for that is because I’m working…so that they have the money they so desperately want. 

My sweet husband just laughs at me and says it will all be fine.  I’m glad he and I enjoyed a mini vacation together last month because I don’t see us having money for at least another 20 years.  haha But then again I wouldn’t trade my girls for anything…