How patient are you on the driving seat ?

@SimplyJo (1694)
India
January 29, 2007 11:15am CST
Are you a patient driver ?- Will you wait and sing along the songs on the radio while in a traffic jam ? OR Are you an impatient driver ? - i.e; would you keep mumbling obseneties to others/ grumble to yourself/keep honking when you are stuck in a jam ? I'm the patient kind - but both my dad and bf are just the opposite. What about you ?
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Im somewhat patient. But there are times Ive gotten really mad at someone but I also get over it quickly. Now my husband is the worst. As soon as he gets in the car he starts with someone in front of him. He just cant have a nice drive. And I hate driving with him he makes so nervous.
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
29 Jan 07
My uncle is JUST like that - i hate sitting next to him when he's driving. he'll keep abusing anyone who comes in the way. later when i think about it, i must admit - i do find it kinda funny. lol
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@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
29 Jan 07
LOL. I think it's boys thing then - impatience , abusing etc, eh ? Guys, you wanna say anything in your 'defence' ? ;)
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@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
30 Jan 07
My bad ! buddy. :) But won't u agree with me too ??? i mean, exceptions are always there..
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 07
Actually being behind the wheel has the reverse affect on me, I can be pretty impatient in life and can get easily frustrated, however as soon as I'm behind the wheel I'm a mere cat! I am so relaxed, driving actually relaxes me believe it or not! I love driving. I am very considerate and if someone cuts me up, so what, they've saved a few minutes, big deal! It's their bad driving, their problem, NOT mine. I am an excellent driver and I've got the no claims to prove it. I'm not the perfect angel and I do speed on the motorways, but when it comes to getting road rage, doesn't exist in my vocabularly.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
30 Jan 07
A mere cat! ha ha ha That's awesome! LOL I don't see you as being an aggressor because you seem so sweet here in myLot. But, I will take your word for it that driving changes your patience. I have to admit though, I do get upset when I have been waiting 10 minutes and another person drives in the wrong lane just to cut in front of me. As if they are better than the 50 cars they passed and they have the right to not wait the 30 minutes that everyone else waited! LOL
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@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
30 Jan 07
hey driving relaxes me too. i love it.
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
29 Jan 07
I'm an incredibly patient driver, it's because I'm so laid back. It's great because even when I was learning to drive I never got panicky...though you do NOT want to learn with my parents! They're not quite so patient....
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@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
29 Jan 07
hehee.. just like mine.
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@mshajeer (94)
• India
30 Jan 07
iam always patient on my driving seat. when iam driving along my corolla i used to be very much patient and self relieved.
• India
30 Jan 07
Man its hard to be patient wen sum1 is horning u for no reason. Jams traffic jams really get on my nerve. Ppl see there is a jam ahead but they still press the horn,at tat time i just want to kill the damm idiot or bash him up. Tat will surely make me patient after tat lol
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I think I am a very patient driver, and person. I don't let things work me up. I can sit in a line of traffic and not be upset, things happen and just do what you gotta do at the time. My kids hate that I am so patient and so does my husband, he gets annoyed, there is no sense in getting upset it's not like you can change it or anything.
• Australia
30 Jan 07
Im quite good in the driving seat.. however Im not a slow driver.. so I will be fast.. but that doesnt mean in traffic I will swear or get angry.. I usually just sing along to music etc2... but im a very impatient passenger ahhahaha as i said because im a fast driver.. so if my boyfriend drives slowly.. or something.. i get impatient :P
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@hyperion (12)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I'm patient with slow traffic as long as I have someone to talk to, otherwise I get bored. I'm not at all patient with stupid drivers though, and will do anything in my power to get as far away from them as possible.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I would have to say I am an impatient driver I dont like driving and only drive when I HAVE to other wise my husband drive he is way worse than me and believe it or not he loves to drive.. I dont curse and stick my finger out the window or nothin but I hate being behind someone not paying attention oe swerving all over the road
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• India
30 Jan 07
Comn please do cut those crabs of saying you people are patient are patient while driving speially when stuck in traffic jam. let me tell you there is no person in this universe always in the same mood. Everyone is not patient always at times they get wild too. About me i really get wild on people when i drive sometimes even shout at them.
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@Mtushar87 (488)
• India
30 Jan 07
It a very good topic of matter that you have started..But i am totally impatient concerning this matter..i always use to break traffic signals for that..
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@shopkaro (284)
• India
30 Jan 07
at first try all my effort to just get out of that traffic jam as soon as possible and if failed then just sit and relax and then listen to my favourite song leaving for others to honk and clear their way out of that busy road and help me also also for escape. so i would be really a patient driver. and not a impatient one.
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@hottie0728 (1732)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I am a very patient driver. I often wait and never curse anybody on the road. Even when almost getting hit, I try not to honk my horns. I think it's very rude. There are times that I have to and times when I have to be mean when I know that I have the right of way.
@ryanbgico (258)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
I am a patient driver. I an considerate to others too. Well, anyway, what will get from being impatient? Indeed, if you are a type of a driver who is impatient, you will end up at worse fighting for other drivers absolutely. Being a driver, we should always be relax and cool, because "Patience" is a virtue and we should always do that in everything we do. Also, being a patient driver is also a defensive driver.
• United States
30 Jan 07
I used to be quite impatient. I would weave around and glare at the slow drivers on the road. But I'm pretty laid back lately. I think it has to do with the fact that I don't drive very often anymore, I take public transportation or walk whenever humanly possible.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I think I am pretty patient but there are a few things that make me mad. People who taigate. I tap my brakes...hehehe. People who hurry to get around me and then slow way down really make me mad.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I'am a very patient driver and can blow off most people. I do get irate at those who start beeping there horns, like thats going to help.
• United States
30 Jan 07
I try to be as patient and courteous as possible. It's difficult sometimes though when you're in a hurry or late for something. I get angry sometimes, but I try not to take it out on other drivers. Two hours of Atlanta traffic is enough to make anyone lose their patience.
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@nfhs79 (861)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 07
I'm patient when it comes to traffic jam. But, I really hate drivers who with no brains. You know who they are. In traffic jam what I did was, sing along with the song in the radio. The radio must be loud enough. Ha ha. Kidding. I just don't like driving because I work far from home. Singing is just a way for me to reduce my sleepiness and headache. :)
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@plantit1 (298)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I am usually very patient. Of course if I need to go to the bathroom or Im low on gas it can get a little nerve racking. Also if I need to be somewhere important at a certain time, that gets me upset. I like to be on time!
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