People that burn my butt….

Today, while driving home in rush-hour traffic, I notice that the guy in front of me is driving slightly erratically. He isn’t “all over the road” but he is sort of wandering in the lane. I notice that he has his hand on the side mirror. Then I think… “Gee… he has a really odd shaped hand!”

A second or so later, I see why his “hand” looks odd. It isn’t his hand at all. It is his foot!

This brainiac is driving with his left foot extended out the driver’s side window and is resting his ankle on the side mirror. Meanwhile, his left arm joins his left leg in dangling out the car window and he drives with one hand, longing nearly horizontal with his seat tipped back. Not only is he weaving ever so slightly, he enters into the hectic traffic on Baseline Road cutting into the left lane of traffic with inches to spare.

And! It wasn’t like this was some teenager, either. I would say he was in his mid-late 30s!

Not that this is the first time I have seen someone do this.

About 2 years ago, when my ex and I were driving down to Brantford and were on the 403, we saw someone else practicing this singularly idiotic, brainless, and highly unsafe driving “technique”.

In that case, we were in the centre lane and this moron overtook us, cut us off and proceeded across the next lane of traffic, again cutting cars off, drove straight into the off-ramp lane, again cutting cars off and drove at twice the speed-limit up the ramp… all with his left leg, in a cast, pointing straight out the window. He had friends with him. I guess his friends were equally stupid to not just not stop him from doing this but willing to be passengers in his car.

Of course, if they were in an accident, their insurance would be null and void, and if they killed someone, they would be in for some extra penalties.

Meanwhile, I guess they, like the people shown in the following examples gleaned from the internet proudly displaying their disregard for human life, they think they are just the coolest thing since sliced bread. Unfortunately, the police seemed to have better things to do when I called about this moron.

“Yeah bored again so I decided to drive with my leg out the window.” Read: “I am a fucking moron”

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"Stupid is as Stupid does!"

"Stupid is as Stupid does!"


  1. August 20, 2009 at 12:35 am

    What wankers. I hope that they earn Darwin awards,,, without taking anyone else with them

  2. azahar said,

    August 20, 2009 at 12:04 am


  3. nursemyra said,

    August 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm


  4. August 19, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Ah, bringing a little bit of the old living room life wherever you go, eh? Jeez. This is just ridiculous! If I’d been a passenger in your car, I’d have taken a photo (hopefully including license plate) and taken it to the police. Then blogged about it!

    • mudhooks said,

      August 19, 2009 at 6:57 pm

      Of course, although I carry my camera with me on many occasions, I didn’t have it with me, yesterday. I DID however, have my cellphone with camera and completely forgot that it has a camera.

      I DID call the police but either she didn’t understand what I was getting at or it wasn’t on her priority of emergencies. I didn’t call 911 but the police directly.

      • mudhooks said,

        August 19, 2009 at 7:38 pm

        AND I just sent a copy of the email to a news station in Missouri in case THEY want to locate him and shame him.

    • mudhooks said,

      August 19, 2009 at 7:27 pm

      I contacted the Missouri State Police about the video driver. Apparently, he is from Missouri and he has another video where he is seen driving with his knee for a good distance. In that video, he notes that they have been swerving towards the median and that they have had a couple of near misses with other cars, which he blames on the other drivers.

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