10 Crazy Things You've Seen In Rush Hour Traffic

10 Crazy Things You've Seen In Rush Hour Traffic

Sometimes it is a wilder ride than you expect.

I spend countless amounts of time in the car sitting in rush hour traffic. Now you can imagine that I see some pretty strange stuff. I mean when I am driving in general I see people being moronic. It ranges between driver stupidity and pedestrians with a death wish. We have all seen the bumper sticker happy people or the stick figure families. The one that says "Proud of my honors student at ------." Then theres the phone talkers, he coffee drinkers, and the food eaters. Hey, let's be honest I have been on the phone when driving, using my handsfree of course. I have ate food and drank something. But the thing that gets me the most is when people are texting or snap chatting while driving, that's the a or sure way to get a lot of people hurt especially in rush hour traffic. Put the phone away!

I believe that there are way too many people who forget the rules of the road and are in a rush to get somewhere. People stop rushing around! You might save a life and that life just might be your own. This is a list of the top ------ weirdest things I have seen in rush hour traffic:

10. A women putting on her make up with curlers in her hair.

Coming it at number 10, yes, I am sure we have all seen this before. It is a classic women running late on her way to work. The confusing part is this was at 5:45 and this was a younger women and it looked like she was in her pajamas. By no means am I judging her she could have been off to a fancy event and took a nap and her alarm never woke her up so she is getting ready on her drive. I have no idea but it was pretty strange.

9. A man ready the morning newspaper.

I legit looked over and this middle aged man reading the newspaper. He was not making any attempt at trying to hide what he was doing. From what it looked like he couldn't see out his windshield and the steering wheel was covered by a completely open newspaper. I hope it was worth his life for whatever he was reading, I'm not sure what happened to him.

8. Some guy shaving his beard.

This man had shaving cream son his face and he was using a razor to shave his face....I have no idea how to explain this one or how he washed it off because it didn't look like he had water because he was shaking his razor out the window.

7. A little dog driving.

Ok well there was a women sitting in the drivers seat but her hands were not on the wheel as we were moving and her little white dog's paws were on the steering wheel. We were only going about 25 mph but I looked over and said "oh gosh get me out of here before the dog steals the car into mine."

6. Lacrosse balls bouncing across the highway.

I had drove on this high way for about a year and one day I am just minding my own business and I see up a head something white bounce off of the ground and keep going all the way to the other side of the highway. As I drove closer it happened again but this time it bounced five inches in front of my car. When I got home I looked up the surrounding area found a turf field. Guess they were having a lacrosse game that day....

5. People wearing horse head masks.

You know this would be fine if it where like Halloween but it was June. It was a little compact car with four people inside and I believe that all of them were male, but I do not know for sure. But even the driver of the car had one on...I drove away as quickly as I could

4. A middle age man crossing the highway.

Now this might not be strange where you live, but this area of the high way has no homes near it and a concrete barrier separating six lanes. it was rush hour about 5:30 at night cars moving at a decent speed. I look to my left and see him standing as close to the barrier as he could, there wasn't much of a shoulder. Now I have no clue how he got there, I just hope that he made it out alive.

3. Two cars changing lanes into each other.

Thankfully no one was seriously hurt and it looked like both cars were ok. I have seen this happen once and almost happen probably 15 times. It is honestly one of those things where you tense up when it happens and I often someone honks their horn at them so hopefully they stop.

2. A car stuck under a Semi-Truck

I have seen a lot of accidents over the years: 8 car pile ups, cars flipped upside down, and the list goes on and on. It is all very scary but at this point in my day I was heading home after a long week. I just wanted to lay down on the couch and relax. I have been sitting in 1hr and 30 minutes of traffic at this point it was 6:30 and I should have been home but I was far from it. I never did find out what happened to the driver, praying they made it out alive.

1. Chinese fire drill on the highway with two cars.

Coming in at number 1, I was driving in rush hour traffic....again I know surprise. It was bumper to bumper traffic just wanting to get home and I look to my right and I see a driver getting out of his car. I had thought he was about to go fight the driver behind him. Then I noticed two people getting out of the truck. the one ran to the drivers side of the other car and the gym from the car hoped into the driver's side of the truck. It was honestly the weirdest thing I have ever seen.

Those are just the top 10 things I have seen on my commute, there is so much more. Just remember safe driving is important. there are other people out not he road and they have lives and somewhere to get to. Find patience and try not to abide by the laws, they are there for a reason.

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It's Time To Thank Your First Roommate

Not the horror story kind of roommate, but the one that was truly awesome.

Nostalgic feelings have recently caused me to reflect back on my freshman year of college. No other year of my life has been filled with more ups and downs, and highs and lows, than freshman year. Throughout all of the madness, one factor remained constant: my roommate. It is time to thank her for everything. These are only a few of the many reasons to do so, and this goes for roommates everywhere.

You have been through all the college "firsts" together.

If you think about it, your roommate was there through all of your first college experiences. The first day of orientation, wishing you luck on the first days of classes, the first night out, etc. That is something that can never be changed. You will always look back and think, "I remember my first day of college with ____."

You were even each other's first real college friend.

You were even each other's first real college friend.

Months before move-in day, you were already planning out what freshman year would be like. Whether you previously knew each other, met on Facebook, or arranged to meet in person before making any decisions, you made your first real college friend during that process.

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The transition from high school to college is not easy, but somehow you made it out on the other side.

It is no secret that transitioning from high school to college is difficult. No matter how excited you were to get away from home, reality hit at some point. Although some people are better at adjusting than others, at the times when you were not, your roommate was there to listen. You helped each other out, and made it through together.

Late night talks were never more real.

Remember the first week when we stayed up talking until 2:00 a.m. every night? Late night talks will never be more real than they were freshman year. There was so much to plan for, figure out, and hope for. Your roommate talked, listened, laughed, and cried right there with you until one of you stopped responding because sleep took over.

You saw each other at your absolute lowest.

It was difficult being away from home. It hurt watching relationships end and losing touch with your hometown friends. It was stressful trying to get in the swing of college level classes. Despite all of the above, your roommate saw, listened, and strengthened you.

...but you also saw each other during your highest highs.

After seeing each other during the lows, seeing each other during the highs was such a great feeling. Getting involved on campus, making new friends, and succeeding in classes are only a few of the many ways you have watched each other grow.

There was so much time to bond before the stresses of college would later take over.

Freshman year was not "easy," but looking back on it, it was more manageable than you thought at the time. College only gets busier the more the years go on, which means less free time. Freshman year you went to lunch, dinner, the gym, class, events, and everything else possible together. You had the chance to be each other's go-to before it got tough.

No matter what, you always bounced back to being inseparable.

Phases of not talking or seeing each other because of business and stress would come and go. Even though you physically grew apart, you did not grow apart as friends. When one of you was in a funk, as soon as it was over, you bounced right back. You and your freshman roommate were inseparable.

The "remember that one time, freshman year..." stories never end.

Looking back on freshman year together is one of my favorite times. There are so many stories you have made, which at the time seemed so small, that bring the biggest laughs today. You will always have those stories to share together.

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The unspoken rule that no matter how far apart you grow, you are always there for each other.

It is sad to look back and realize everything that has changed since your freshman year days. You started college with a clean slate, and all you really had was each other. Even though you went separate ways, there is an unspoken rule that you are still always there for each other.

Your old dorm room is now filled with two freshmen trying to make it through their first year. They will never know all the memories that you made in that room, and how it used to be your home. You can only hope that they will have the relationship you had together to reflect on in the years to come.

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5 Things To Remember For Spring Break

Have fun, but please be safe.


All students look forward to one thing during the school year, no matter what age they are. There's no doubt that we all get excited for breaks, but one stands out more-so than the others: Spring Break!

When you're a kid, you're excited to spend time with your friends, go camping, and spend all your time at the pool. In high school, it's along the same lines, but you're trying to sneak alcohol everywhere and everyone is judgmental about what swimsuit someone decided to wear.

In college, you do one of two things: 1. You sleep for a solid week and Lord help the person that decides to interrupt your sleep deprived, peaceful slumber. And 2. You travel to the beach of your choice and you're drunk the entire time (depending on who you are, you're also drunk during the first half of the week that classes start again).

If you decide to be a party animal during our favorite school break, obviously I want you to have all the fun you could possibly have. The less you remember it, the better..or worse- I don't remember. Maybe a few flashes here and there. Just please don't puke everywhere. But the most important thing is that you keep safe and be cautious wherever you decide to go. Just please don't recreate Spring Breakers or The Hangover. --But if you do recreate The Hangover, video or it didn't happen. I want to see who steals a tiger, loses a tooth, has an Asian man in the trunk, and who got stuck on the hotel roof.--

But seriously, to avoid any unfortunate events happening to you and/or your friends, please keep these things in mind.

1. Have a buddy system

Crazy stuff happens during Spring Break. Everyone knows that. Just don't lose track of each other because something serious could happen and it definitely would ruin the trip. Make sure each other are safe and don't put yourselves in a position that you'll regret later. Spring Break is the prime time for rape, kidnapping, human trafficking, etc. It's crowded everywhere so it would be extremely easy for someone to slip away undetected. People won't be paying attention to anything else except having fun. With all the distractions, that's a perfect opportunity for a predator to strike.

2. Be aware of what you put in your body

Alcohol and drugs are always a factor. If someone offers you a drink, be careful- especially if it's already open. You don't know 99% of the people so you have no reason to trust anyone and you don't know their intentions. As for drugs that you might take, there's a lot of impure stuff nowadays. Even weed is enhanced with things that people aren't aware of. Obviously. That's why there's so many different names. Just be careful and aware.

If you go to the bathroom, take your drink with you. Don't leave it somewhere, unattended, and come back to it. You don't know what could be in it anymore. If anything, get a new one.

3. Always have your ID, money, and phone

Getting into more serious topics, it's important that you have these things. And not for the fun reasons. Always carry your ID. Aside from getting into a bar or whatever, if something happens to you (God forbid), you'll be able to be identified. Always carry money. Aside from being able to buy more booze, always have money on you so you can get away from an area or situation that you won't want to be in. Always have your phone. You need to have a line of communication JUST IN CASE you get separated from your group or you need the police.

4. Please don't end up on Pornhub

Just.. please don't. Everything ends up online. Just don't end up on that site.

5. Make sure you have enough money to get home



Just please be responsible and aware of your surroundings. You can have all the fun you want, but please be careful. I don't want to see any news flashes for unfortunate events that might have happened to you or your friends. Have a great break!


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