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Monday, November 19, 2012

Connect The Dots

Now that the dark days of Winter are here, I find that driving home from work in the dark has become more challenging than ever.

I think part of it is because Charlotte traffic just gets more and more intense every year.  People really drive nutty around here.  I'm grateful every day that I make it home safely without being involved in a wreck.  You do start to feel that it's only a matter of time before you'll hit or be hit.  You just hope it won't be too bad when it does happen.

I'm finding that some of the newer neon head lights are horrible.  Intense blue, what's up with that?

But even worse are the red dotted-tail lights.  Do you know the ones?  Not only are they neon too but the dot pattern makes my eyeballs go all widgey.

When I get behind one of those cars and they hit their brakes in front of me, the intensity of those dotted lights make me feel like I could have a seizure.  I pull down the visor to block the light or better yet let another car slide in front of me.

The new police lights affect me too.  It's so intense I can hardly see.  Day time or night time they're horrible.  Even SM complains about them.

When do the day's start getting longer?  Another month? 

Bring back the daylight!  It's not soon enough for me!


  1. You are not alone Tami! I hate driving at night because the headlights hurt my eyes, especially the blue halogen ones. I think it is crazy driving down here anyway, with all the lanes that disappear into another without warning, or the crazy amount of Uturns.

  2. I agree. I hate the dark. These short days are the pits. I start watching for longer days as soon as the shortest day of the year passes by. Not soon enough.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

  3. I feel the same way about the lights! Also, the super dark tinted windows. How are you supposed to know another driver has looked your way and knows you're coming, if you can't see them. I think the anonymity they give, encourages risky driving. Bah! This younger generation...

  4. I totally agree. I leave for work at 6:30 am and leave the office at 5:30 pm. Dark- thirty as I call it. Pain in the butt driving out of Raleigh traffic and then down the interstate in the evening with everyone else wanting to get home. Now, let it rain at Dark- thirty and I'm done. I can barely make out the sides of the road and those neon headlights don't help. Makes me wish for a commuter train.