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Old 07-10-2013, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Being on vacation doesn't give one a pass to be rude, selfish, and classless.

True Dat! Calling people on said behavior should happen more often. Letting bad behavior go for the sake of the almighty dollar is demeaning to those people who must endure it no matter what position you're in. You'd correct your kids for not obeying the rules or for rudeness. Or if they hand you $10, is it ok?

How about everyone just obeys the rules and acts with a little kindness towards others for a change?
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Live - VT, Work - MA
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True Dat! Calling people on said behavior should happen more often. Letting bad behavior go for the sake of the almighty dollar is demeaning to those people who must endure it no matter what position you're in. You'd correct your kids for not obeying the rules or for rudeness. Or if they hand you $10, is it ok?

How about everyone just obeys the rules and acts with a little kindness towards others for a change?
Does that go for everyone or just the tourists?
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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How about everyone just obeys the rules and acts with a little kindness towards others for a change?
LOVE IT!
Sigh... if only it could be
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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True Dat! Calling people on said behavior should happen more often. Letting bad behavior go for the sake of the almighty dollar is demeaning to those people who must endure it no matter what position you're in. You'd correct your kids for not obeying the rules or for rudeness. Or if they hand you $10, is it ok?

How about everyone just obeys the rules and acts with a little kindness towards others for a change?

Couldn't rep you again, but love it!
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Had another one today. I swear when some ppl go on vacation they leave their brain at home.

Family was crossing the road on Main Street. On the crosswalk, where there is this BIG sign that flashes for oncoming traffic when ppl are crossing. Guy from CT this time, could not be bothered to stop. He actually slowed down as they were crossing the other lane towards his, as if he were going to stop, then as they reach the yellow line, he goes around the back of them on the wrong side of the road towards oncoming traffic. Obviously he had somewhere very important to get to.

And Friday, were the fireworks. They block of about 1/4 mile of this road, and you can easily go around it taking 2 side streets. This guy who owns a very expensive condo (I know this bc he was SCREAMING it) was flipping out completely bc he pays taxes here GDmmit they can't make him go around, and OMG drive on a DIRT road - a DIRT road!! He's gonna call the governor and make a complaint. The poor guy posted there to redirect traffic was pretty good and kept his cool until the local popo got there. This guy was over the top hand waving hopping up and down, beet red face. Hubby and I pulled over in a driveway and watched in case he got violent before the cops got there.

For the guy who thinks I should mind-my-own-business-who-do-I-think-I-am-anyway. I'm a cop. Its my job to mind your business.

And for the guy who would not have moved - had one pull that when I was working in another town. A tow truck is very persuasive. So is a fire truck - some guy parked in that tempting fire lane... I laughed my butt off when the Dept pushed his jeep out of the way. With the truck. The guy was incensed. Cry me a river.

On another note, had a really nice old woman from NJ lock herself out of her car. Gave her a ride to her condo and back to get her spare set of keys. Very nice lady.

It's the same here ... a family of 5 got out of their New York SUV on Church St. downtown Hendersonville the other day (that is a very busy one-way street) and they paid NO attention at all .... just boogied across the road in front of me and I had to slam on my brakes. Good thing they didn't hear me call them out !

Yesterday a New England driver in front of me at a traffic light was straddling both lanes while talking on the phone. Totally oblivious to signs or other vehicles. Luckily she was driving in the south where patience is a blessing.

Also yesterday, on my way up Rt. 25 to Fletcher a smart azz in a big new Audi SUV kept on my tail as I was about 5+ mph over the speed limit and kept trying to push me out of the lane. As it turned out he would have passed me on the left. So I let him go hoping for a black and white to pull him over ... hahaha ... about 1/2 mile up the road he cut in front of me to go into a gas station on the right. Yep ... New Jersey tags on the Audi.

We've about had it here too.
Too much stress up north .... they bring it with them.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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It's the same here ... a family of 5 got out of their New York SUV on Church St. downtown Hendersonville the other day (that is a very busy one-way street) and they paid NO attention at all .... just boogied across the road in front of me and I had to slam on my brakes. Good thing they didn't hear me call them out !

Yesterday a New England driver in front of me at a traffic light was straddling both lanes while talking on the phone. Totally oblivious to signs or other vehicles. Luckily she was driving in the south where patience is a blessing.

Also yesterday, on my way up Rt. 25 to Fletcher a smart azz in a big new Audi SUV kept on my tail as I was about 5+ mph over the speed limit and kept trying to push me out of the lane. As it turned out he would have passed me on the left. So I let him go hoping for a black and white to pull him over ... hahaha ... about 1/2 mile up the road he cut in front of me to go into a gas station on the right. Yep ... New Jersey tags on the Audi.

We've about had it here too.
Too much stress up north .... they bring it with them.
Not defending the people who were oblivious on Church St. but according to a speed trap web site, the speed limit on Church St in Hendersonville is 20 mph. Were you exceeding 20 mph on this admittedly busy road, necessitating 'slamming ' on the brakes; or were you not paying attention to changing conditions on the road, causing you to slam on the brakes? Our local speed limit is 25 and even in a pinch situation, slamming isnt the way I would describe braking quickly when doing such a slow speed.

The NYers were wrong dawdling obliviously in the road, but heaven forbid anyone struck them, the driver would be liable.

Good to hear the Audit got Karma served up by the police!
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Not defending the people who were oblivious on Church St. but according to a speed trap web site, the speed limit on Church St in Hendersonville is 20 mph. Were you exceeding 20 mph on this admittedly busy road, necessitating 'slamming ' on the brakes; or were you not paying attention to changing conditions on the road, causing you to slam on the brakes? Our local speed limit is 25 and even in a pinch situation, slamming isnt the way I would describe braking quickly when doing such a slow speed.

The NYers were wrong dawdling obliviously in the road, but heaven forbid anyone struck them, the driver would be liable.

Good to hear the Audit got Karma served up by the police!
* Really? I beg your pardon. My information comes from living here several years and driving that street at least 3 times a week. My "information" doesn't come from a speed trap web site.

When a mother and father and 3 children all holding hands crossing a busy downhill one-way two lane narrow street in between two intersections in the middle of the street, where there is a light at every intersection at every block, without looking for any oncoming traffic. That is dangerous and stupid. Experience with NY, NJ, FL and many northeast drivers here has proven. They seem to always be in a big stressful hurry.

Slamming on brakes? Yes, necessary! Of course I wasn't "speeding" on that street and absolutely paying attention, if anything we all go about 15 to 20 mph because it is such a dangerous street, and not wanting to hit some driver's side door that will open straight on your front fender! it happens so fast that you react to stop as quickly as possible and the steady stream of traffic on that street would soon pile up on your back side.

Church St. is not limited to cars either; there are always delivery trucks, 18 wheelers, construction trucks, and so forth that use that street. It takes them a much longer time to stop !

I don't need to explain traffic in Hendersonville. This incident is merely an example of rude tourists who are oblivious to what is going on around them in a small mountain town. They all need to respect our roads, whether not paying attention in the city or gawking on curvy mountain roads.

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Old 07-21-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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* Really? I beg your pardon. My information comes from living here several years and driving that street at least 3 times a week. My "information" doesn't come from a speed trap web site.

When a mother and father and 3 children all holding hands crossing a busy downhill one-way two lane narrow street in between two intersections in the middle of the street, where there is a light at every intersection at every block, without looking for any oncoming traffic. That is dangerous and stupid. Experience with NY, NJ, FL and many northeast drivers here has proven. They seem to always be in a big stressful hurry.

Slamming on brakes? Yes, necessary! Of course I wasn't "speeding" on that street and absolutely paying attention, if anything we all go about 15 to 20 mph because it is such a dangerous street, and not wanting to hit some driver's side door that will open straight on your front fender! it happens so fast that you react to stop as quickly as possible and the steady stream of traffic on that street would soon pile up on your back side.

Church St. is not limited to cars either; there are always delivery trucks, 18 wheelers, construction trucks, and so forth that use that street. It takes them a much longer time to stop !

I don't need to explain traffic in Hendersonville. This incident is merely an example of rude tourists who are oblivious to what is going on around them in a small mountain town. They all need to respect our roads, whether not paying attention in the city or gawking on curvy mountain roads.
You don't, yet you did. Either way, if you're doing 15-20 and need to 'slam on the brakes you: 1) Are not paying attention to traffic conditions; 2) Need to have your speedometer recalibrated; 3) Are a tad overdramatic.

Did these people flip you off? Curse you out? Block a handicap ramp or fire hydrant? Those would be rude actions.

Walking midstreet completely oblivious to traffic isn't rude -- it is dangerous.

If you're moving along at the speed limit, and these nimrod parents are all holding their three children's hands crossing the street from an unsafe place, how do you know they were from NY?



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Old 07-21-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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You don't, yet you did. Either way, if you're doing 15-20 and need to 'slam on the brakes you: 1) Are not paying attention to traffic conditions; 2) Need to have your speedometer recalibrated; 3) Are a tad overdramatic.

Did these people flip you off? Curse you out? Block a handicap ramp or fire hydrant? Those would be rude actions.

Walking midstreet completely oblivious to traffic isn't rude -- it is dangerous.

If you're moving along at the speed limit, and these nimrod parents are all holding their three children's hands crossing the street from an unsafe place, how do you know they were from NY?



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Originally Posted by QuilterChick"
"It's the same here ... a family of 5 got out of their New York SUV on Church St. downtown Hendersonville the other day".

My reply in the first instance was to the OP, SkipLarue, someone who we will be very welcome here in Western NC when they finally make their move here.

The End
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Folks...lets keep this on topic please. Tourists in Vermont.
Thank you.
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