Segregated Traffic Lanes

I have a long commute and see all kinds of driving habits.  I get some strange ideas during those drives.

We will make this fully customizable digital signs. Only the top most annoying drivers will be segregated. I, of course, get to choose the top annoyers.

I originally thought of adding a “normal driving lane”, but decided not to because, in Houston, I have yet to run into any normal drivers. I normally end-up day dreaming when I drive. Hopefully, I don’t run in to one of those “totally lost” folks.

Sometimes though, I end-up on the fast/slow lane. That is a very interesting experience trying to pass those slow folks by getting on the lunatic/manic lane.

Of course, for you the reader, I will gladly add a normal driving lane – because I know you probably are a good driver.

Black Friday

My wife and I went out to eat on the night before the Black Friday.  We were amazed (not really) to see the number of folks that were already camping out for the early morning opening.

Shoppers accuse Walmart of false advertising

Buyers Battle For Black Friday Bargains

Long lines at mall and specialty stores in Michiana on Black Friday

Shop till you drop on Black Friday

Long Lines, Cold Weather Await Black Friday Shoppers

Black Friday shopping draws crowds to major retailers across Washtenaw County

Bureaucracy Gone Wild

Recently, LA Fitness (the gym that I work out at) instituted a reservation policy for spin classes by a popular instructor – replacing a simple “first come, first serve” policy. To implement this new policy (requiring additional LA Fitness resources and time commitments), a number of additional policies were created – like signing-in, attendance taking, enforcement, etc. By the time they are done with this, they will have umpteenth number of intertwined policies – one policy to enforce another and so on. This has resulted in a very unpleasant outcome – unhappy customers.

Why couldn’t they have left the original (and simple) policy of “first come, first serve” alone? Here is a good example of bureaucracy gone wild!