My most gratifying moment of the day was delivered by Laureen over at the New Orleans Metroblog. The sign is posted at the corner of Esplanade and Claiborne. The bottom of the sign says "so is Metairie." I could kiss the person who made that sign. (And I imagine it's quite effective.)
Now, can someone put one on St. Charles Ave. that says:
Attention Morons: The speed limit on St. Charles Ave. is 35 mph, not 15 mph. The pedal on the right is an accelerator. Please use it more, and don't use the one on the left at every corner unless you're about to hit something. (Better still, just pull over and stay there until there's no one behind you.)
Or, make about 1000 of these and put them all over town:
Attention Morons: The proper time to use the turn signal is before you apply the brakes and begin making the turn, not after you've already rounded the corner.
Attention Morons: Even though you're making a left turn into the neutral ground, (maybe you call it a median), you still have to keep right.
Attention Morons: If a traffic signal light turns yellow when you're 20 feet from the intersection and traveling at the speed limit (or faster), don't hit the breaks -unless you want to be rear-ended by the four or five cars behind you who expect to be "making the light."
I have so many driving peeves in this city right now (and I had lots before the Great Labor Migration) that I could spend the rest of the night doing this and still not have exhausted my list.