Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
Pishtaco
 
SentraSE-R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 1,485

Mean Green Toaster Machine - '06 Scion xB
Team Toyota
90 day: 48.92 mpg (US)
Thanks: 56
Thanked 285 Times in 181 Posts
Justice

I was going 30 mph in a 30 mph zone in Bryce Canyon National Park yesterday, and this yahoo passed me, crossing the double yellow line. He didn't get far, as a law enforcement Ranger coming the other way witnessed the whole thing. The Ranger turned on the flashing lights, and directed the errant driver to pull over.

My passenger & I both felt great seeing the miscreant get his just dues. Why is that?

__________________
Darrell

Boycotting Exxon since 1989, BP since 2010
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
Mean Green Toaster Machine
49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
  Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to SentraSE-R For This Useful Post:
jeff88 (09-09-2013), larrybuck (09-22-2013), PaleMelanesian (09-10-2013), UltArc (09-08-2013)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 09-08-2013, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 115
Thanks: 4
Thanked 45 Times in 25 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SentraSE-R View Post
My passenger & I both felt great seeing the miscreant get his just dues. Why is that?
I believe this was a reaction to the flashing lights; most probably, flashing lights cause some sort of involuntary increase in your desire to see stupidity and self-centeredness punished.

Be wary of flashing lights - you may become conditioned to expect equitable treatment of the stupid.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2013, 08:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,741

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,573
Thanked 3,509 Times in 2,196 Posts
Quote:
My passenger & I both felt great seeing the miscreant get his just dues. Why is that?
Could just be schaudenfreude.

Was there steam pouring out of the windows?
__________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 09:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
EcoModding Newb
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 8,400

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 29.14 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 28.5 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,833
Thanked 3,230 Times in 2,408 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SentraSE-R View Post
My passenger & I both felt great seeing the miscreant get his just dues. Why is that?
I'm no psychology expert, but I believe our biology is such that we find pleasure in justice. We have a sense of right and wrong that demands that people get their just desserts.

A couple days ago I found myself in stop and go traffic on I-5 for 2hrs due to all lanes being blocked by a wreck. Instead of stomping on the gas and then jamming on the brakes, I decided to relax and allow a gap to develop in front of me that I would eventually close by coasting/idling. In 10 minutes of driving this way, not a single person moved into the gap I had left. Unbeknownst to me, the person directly behind me was quite agitated by this level of efficiency, and he proceeded to peel out and pass on the left shoulder of the freeway.

A younger me would have been upset by this display of rage and blatant law breaking, but I found satisfaction in remaining calm while knowing he was still fuming, and only 1 car further along in the miserable traffic. I'd have celebrated if he received a citation for his maneuver, but a sort of justice is achieved anyhow, through his upset mood and decreased fuel efficiency.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 10:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,741

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,573
Thanked 3,509 Times in 2,196 Posts
Cali plates, right?
__________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 11:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
Lots of Questions
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Jose
Posts: 636

Motor-Rolla - '01 Toyota Corolla LE
Team Toyota
90 day: 28.3 mpg (US)

Gaia - '99 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Highlander
90 day: 19.78 mpg (US)
Thanks: 330
Thanked 82 Times in 62 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Instead of stomping on the gas and then jamming on the brakes, I decided to relax and allow a gap to develop in front of me that I would eventually close by coasting/idling.
I do the same thing, what's the rush? As long as you keep up with the vehicle ahead and not wait for a mile between you and the car in front, then it's all good, right? One would hope.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
Cali plates, right?
Hey now!...

__________________
Don't forget to like our Facebook page!




Best EM Quotes:
Quote:
Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
It has been said, that if you peel the duct tape back on Earth's equator, you'll find that the two hemispheres are held together with J B Weld.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan9 View Post
subscribed with a soda.
Quote:
Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
If you're burning,and someone throws gasoline on you,there will be a localized cooling effect, but you're still on fire.
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com