In A World Of Her Own

By Jabo
@jaboUK (53408)
United Kingdom
November 2, 2016 10:37am CST
While tootling along in my car, Wherever I go, near or far, Folks shout and they wave I must be their fave, Or perhaps they think I'm a star? But one thing I don't understand, Why is it that on their raised hand They've only one finger? Oh well, I can't linger, I'm picking up speed - ain't life grand? Now someone just asked if I'm blind, He seemed so concerned, oh how kind, But It wasn't my fault That he came to a halt, It's just a small dent - he won't mind. A very big truck makes me veer, Loud horns, and a scream in my ear, My friend who's with me Is squealing with glee, (She doesn't get out much, poor dear). We've had a nice trip, it's been swell, At driving I seem to excel, As homeward we sail My friend's looking pale, I wonder what's made her unwell?
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@LadyDuck (147472)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 16
Oh my Janet, this is too good. I imagine that IF I should decide to drive, I would drive like this.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@LadyDuck Now I know why you don't drive!
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@LadyDuck (147472)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 16
@jaboUK I took a few lessons and when I made some kilometers using the small car of my husband he said I drove like a crazy.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@LadyDuck and why don't you drive like that my dear?
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@Corbin5 (99913)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Hilarious my friend!!! What a positive attitude for this driver! The world of driving is all sunshine and roses!
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@Corbin5 Sunshine and roses for her, but not everybody else. I'm pleased you found it funny, thanks.
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@gudheart (12754)
3 Nov 16
@jaboUK This is great, made me giggle :)
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
4 Nov 16
@gudheart Thanks, I aim to amuse
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@Happy2BeMe (74338)
• Canada
2 Nov 16
lmao!! Oh I have driven with a few of those people and have encountered them in my journeys.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@Happy2BeMe Lol - they never think they are in the wrong, do they?
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@Happy2BeMe (74338)
• Canada
2 Nov 16
@jaboUK Not at all. They are completely oblivious abut what it going on around them.
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Nov 16
Only the other day we encountered right in front of us someone who came very close when he overtook everyone else two at a time. Heart in the mouth feeling and another time one pulled straight out and went straight across all those white lines and straight off to another Road about 25 yards in a u turn very dangerous and we were very quick to react too wow close encounters that no one likes to have.
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@Daljinder (21025)
• India
2 Nov 16
I also feel swell after a Limerick trip That was awesome! We don't have the one finger salute here but you might encounter very nice choice words.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@Daljinder Both the one finger and two fingers are given here, but I couldn't work them both into the rhyme
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@Daljinder very good composition of @JaboUK.
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@Daljinder (21025)
• India
3 Nov 16
@HAPPSINGH I felt all smiles
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• Midland, Michigan
2 Nov 16
This one is great, Janet. It sounds like a new one to me. She's certainly oblivious to how others receive her driving expertise
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@MarshaMusselman It's funny how they always think that they drive well, and everybody else drives badly.
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@ramapo17 (22543)
• Melbourne, Florida
21 Apr
@jaboUK No one sees their own faults.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
22 Apr
@ramapo17 That is so true
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• Jacksonville, Florida
2 Nov 16
And now we know why I'm afraid to drive! Lol
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@LovingMyBabies Lol - driving is not for everyone, especially the person I'm writing about here
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@LovingMyBabies I and my nieces drive too fast hehehe. My sisters and brothers do not ride in the car afraid of some sort,LOL.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Nov 16
The thing that I learned from that tale With poor driving on such a grand scale Of which motorists avoid And signposts are destroyed Is the driver must be a female
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@Daljinder (21025)
• India
2 Nov 16
@Asylum We sure are curious to see the tale That you just commenced on the rail It might derail What fun it would sail Waiting for that female to send the mail
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@Asylum Actually, you're not going to get too much of an argument from me - if I see any driving like this, I say to myself it must be a woman. However, my son says I'm the best woman driver he's come across because I drive like a man. Sorry not to reply 'in kind', but I had to go out and now I've got to prepare dinner, so haven't had time to think up a rhyme. I do appreciate yours though
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@Daljinder I thought you were going to say that that female should be in 'jail' Good rhyme though.
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• United States
2 Nov 16
sounds like the last time my great granny drove, lol. i doubted i'd make't to the age'f 17 'n she only drove 3 blocks :) jest adorable, ms. jabo!
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@crazyhorseladycx Lol about your great granny!. Glad you like the poem, thanks.
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• United States
3 Nov 16
@jaboUK i e'en called my sweet momma'n read this to her o'er the phone :) know what she said? "mercy! how'd she know yer great granny??" big hugs 'n love comin' back at'cha from 'cross the pond!
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 16
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@silvermist (19804)
• India
2 Nov 16
@jaboUK " Tootling along" ," ain't life grand?".It is obvious it is not autobiographical. But such fun,all the way.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@silvermist That was what I was aiming for - a bit of fun. I'm glad that you think I succeeded, thanks.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Nov 16
that sounds like some of the dingbats I see when I'm on the road and there've been times that silly wave was pointed at me as well .... as they finally get past the guy in the other lane and sail past me. I'm not a slow driver but I do stay within the limit and when the highway has 2 lanes for each side I will pass a slower vehicle but I don't speed up to do so since that other guy is going under the limit.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@rebelann I have to point out that this is not autobiographical! It just worked better in the first person. (I really am a good driver, but then we all think that, don't we?)
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Nov 16
I really wouldn't have figured you to be a dingbat @jaboUK and though I am a pretty good driver there are those in these parts that think we should all be going 80 miles per hour in areas that show we should only go 60 miles per hour, I set the cruise control at 63 or so and when needed I pass a slower vehicle ..... sometimes there's a fool behind me that wants to shove me outta the way though but I just stick to the 63 or 64 as I pass the guy doin 60.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@rebelann Oh yes, there are lots of those sort of drivers about.
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@amadeo (61669)
• United States
2 Nov 16
that is a good one there.We do have many erratic drivers out there
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@amadeo Oh yes, these sort of drivers are everywhere, aren't they?
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@ramapo17 (22543)
• Melbourne, Florida
21 Apr
@amadeo I don't know as I am going to fast and passing them to notice.
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@amadeo (61669)
• United States
21 Apr
@ramapo17 maybe.
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@celticeagle (117189)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Nov 16
Enjoyed your poem. What a life!
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@celticeagle Thank you, I'm pleased you enjoyed my poem.
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@celticeagle (117189)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Nov 16
@jaboUK .....It was well done.
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@PainsOnSlate (20084)
• Canada
3 Nov 16
Ha ha ha ha ha ha...cool prose, loved it and been there done that...
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 16
@PainsOnSlate Wot? I hope you mean as a passenger
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@TRBRocks420 (73797)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Nov 16
Lol that's funny. I have encountered this too.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 16
@TRBRocks420 Yes, I think we have all come across this at some time or another
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@RasmaSandra (16585)
• Riga, Latvia
2 Nov 16
Absolutely delightful. Enjoyed this.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@RasmaSandra I'm happy that you liked this, thank you very much.
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Nov 16
@jaboUK - Ms Janet - Those of us out here who read your posts in there, all think of you as a star. -Gus-
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
Aw thanks
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@mom210 (6518)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Nov 16
You summed that up so well, I know that must be what is going on in their fuzzy, little heads.
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@Daljinder (21025)
• India
2 Nov 16
@mom210 LOL! Fuzzy little heads
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@silvermist (19804)
• India
2 Nov 16
@Daljinder " Dingbat" Fuzzy little heads." And anything to add?
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@mom210 Thanks, yes they always think it's the others that are driving badly.
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@Fleura (7113)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
Oh dear I hope that isn't you!
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@Fleura How can you even ask that???
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@Fleura (7113)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@jaboUK Phew!
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 16
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@responsiveme (14474)
• India
3 Nov 16
This is so good , thanks for sharing on Mylot but its publishing material.....A book of funny rhymes. If you take a trip by her side Beware and woe betide Chutzpah she's got But a driver she's not, It certainly won't be a joyride.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 16
@responsiveme Lol - what a perfect response Arundhati! Loved your rhyme, and I'm pleased you like mine Thank you.
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@mesbakh (175)
• Indonesia
2 Nov 16
the world is mine
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
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