open letters: the ‘end of my day’ edition

dear csx train conductor,
please.stop.parking.your.train.in.the.middle.of.downtown. seriously. in case you can’t figure it out, blocking all the exits from downtown puts us in a lurch. it means we have to drive *around* downtown, which wouldn’t be all that bad if everyone.else.in.town. wasn’t doing it too. in the amount of time it would have taken me to get home tonight, i drove only four blocks. it’s bad enough that you come through town everyone 10 minutes (yes, we’ve timed you. i’m giving you credit here because in the mornings there is even less time between trains), but do you have to block us all in too? and, if you’re going to move, could you please wait until *after* i have gone around downtown and am out of sight? then i could at least feel like dealing with the horrendous traffic and ill-timed signals was worth it. thanks.

love,
an irate driver

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dear driver stopped at green light,
just an fyi, green means go. you must not go through this intersection often because it has a 45-second cycle in the direction i go and you would know this. you would not sit at the green light for half of its cycle and then decide to turn, ensuring that you would be the only car to go through and making the rest of us sit through at least one more cycle (because for some reason the light going the other direction stays green longer). next time, just drive.

love,
a person who hates sitting through multiple cycles at one traffic light

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dear next-door neighbors,
TURN YOUR FREAKING MUSIC DOWN. SERIOUSLY. IT IS GETTING OLD. IF I CAN HEAR IT IN MY HOUSE WITH MY TELEVISION ON, IT IS TOO LOUD. IF YOU CANNOT HEAR ME *POUNDING* ON YOUR DOOR, IT IS TOO LOUD. TURN IT DOWN. IF I HAVE TO KEEP LISTENING TO THE OBNOXIOUS POUNDING OF THE BASS I AM GOING TO LOSE IT.

love,
a girl who misses her quiet neighborhood

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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Comments

  1. Jess says:

    I think I missed how that last one had to do with your commute. But it was still hilarious.

  2. Joe says:

    Yeah, I think I’m behind that same guy every morning at that same light. Grrrrrrr…

  3. Tara says:

    Don’t know about #1. That just seems to be a fact of city life.

    Now, about two and three: HONK THE HORN and CALL THE COPS.

    🙂

  4. cady says:

    #1: it doesn’t matter if it’s a fact of city life. there is no reason for the train to stop multiple times a day, and it’s annoying. it’s my blog, and if i want to vent, i will.

    #2: i was about 3-4 cars down the line, so i really couldn’t honk.

    #3: calling the cops doesn’t work. the last time we called, when our felon neighbor, who had warrants out for his arrest, came back, the cops took two hours to come. by then he was long gone.

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