I just commented on someone’s blog post about drivers of white vans, which is unusual for me, so I thought I might as well add it to my ramblings on here for a change:
While I was regularly catching the bus into the city centre a few months back, I couldn’t help noticing the relatively dangerous activities of passing drivers, particularly drivers of white vans; although what I really don’t understand is why is it so prevalently white vans? Rationally it can’t be all drivers of white vans; perhaps you notice white vans more because they’re bright?
Anyway, bearing in mind that the bus stop is just after a very sharp blind bend in the road, I regularly observed ‘White Van Man’ swerving around the corner reading newspapers and talking on their mobile phones.
Even worse, some were simultaneously drinking from coffee mugs or from cans, lighting cigarettes and even counting money from a wallet while STEERING WITH THEIR ELBOWS.
I saw one man steering with the left hand and holding an unsecured cupboard onto the roof through the window with the right hand.
Senseless! How can they not consider risk and consequence?
Hmm… I don’t often rant, I just mumble or grumble, but, even though this semi-rant was moderate and unexpletive, it was also quite therapeutic. Perish the thought of me even attempting to make a serious comment, but I might try it again sometime.
2 thoughts on “White van rant… okay; mumbling semi-rant”
wow, as far as rants go that was restrained. When I rant I go over the edge and use sweeping generalisations like they are going out of fashion
Very true! Mind you, I did slightly qualify it as a ‘mumbling semi-rant’, because I’m a complete novice ranter with a very restrained temperament and no discernible rage.
I promise to work on it, if there’s a next time.
Incidentally, sweeping generalisations (and stereotypes) are ‘in’ this year; they’re the ‘new forty’.