Monday, January 8

Radar-Activated Traffic Cameras in Rockville

Or:

How 2007 Came To Be Known As: The Year I Begin to Make Regular Contributions to [Insert Air Quotes] "Public Safety"[End Air Quotes]


What's irritating me today? Well, I'm so glad you asked.

Is it the fact that I couldn't drag my ass out of bed to get to the gym this morning yet still got to work late then had to leave an hour later to go back home and discuss a kitchen "design emergency" with the sweet but illiterate and barely understandable contractor which resulted in the loss of my one and only potential pantry (or panties, still not sure) as well as a non-returnable non-refundable sink dilemma? The fact that for unknown reasons my car smells like a heaping pile of dog excrement that was baked in the hot, hot sun after accidentally being rubbed all over the floors, inside the ventilation system, then emitting like sound from the speakers? The fact that I have two mosquito bites IN JANUARY? Or the fact that during this hourlong lunchtime excursion --the first time I've ever left my desk not set up to appear as though I am swamped with and hard at work, strewn with scruncci's and Starbucks instead of IP addresses and policy docs-- my long lost boss finally decides to show up onsite to check on me?

Actually it's none of the above. It's this.

Bastards.

15 comments:

MKD said...

Too bad they don't list where they are going...

Boo.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, a list will be compiled soon enough of where the lights will be located.

By law, they have to make them aware to the public, so just be patient.

Thanks for the public announcement though, K-bee bee boo boo

Anonymous said...

I think you should always drive through the speed cameras backwards at like 80 miles an hour. I mean, you might get a ticket, but what ever. You were caught driving BACKWARDS at 80. Nothing cooler.

Rothko said...

Sorry, but I'm still wondering how going back home to discuss the design emergency with the "sweet but illiterate contractor" may have resulted in the loss of your panties. They have words for those kind of "contractors."

Oh, and thanks for the heads up about the cameras in Rockville.

Carrie M said...

that's fan-fucking-tastic news about rockville.

sorry about your pantry door - who needs them, right?!

Scott said...

hooray for pant(r)ies! boo to radar! I hate how the government is tracking our every move. The minute they start putting a camera outside of KrispyKreme I'm moving to Canada

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Uh, what Rothko said. I mean, about your panties. Or lack thereof.

Anonymous said...

yea, wtf about your panties!? ;)

and the backward through the stoplight at 80....now That is something I've never done in a car.

hhmmm....ideas ideas

DaGince said...

Look K, a little Mexican birdie barely told me that you will soon be under garment less.. so while you may have been caught in your kitchen with your pants down... there is no legal reason people should be able to photograph you, and seeing as how I didn't get your anything for Chakakhan, if you would like I would be more than willing to get you one of these.

http://www.phantomplate.com/

honeykbee said...

I'm totally ordering that phantom spray and spraying it on both rear and front plates (for those backwards driving days) . BOOYA!1!

Madame M. said...

I'm so sorry about.... well.... everything.

But especially that asshole mosquito.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to agree with the king. That would superb.

&, that really sucks. Actually, I think we have a few of these. Ok 1. I've seen 1 down the road from my house. I only knew what it was because I had seen them on some French news program once. They make me sad inside (the cameras, not the French).

Anonymous said...

Don't come to Canada if you want to avoid photo radar and red light cameras. They're EVERYWHERE here. Okay, except in Ontario, so you can move there. But the rest of Canada will hate you. We hate ALL Ontario people. Blech. Photo radar and red light cameras don't stop speeders and red light runners - it just makes money for the government.

Anonymous said...

I think you're thinking about it the wrong way. Once people stop speeding so much through neighborhoods and traffic safety goes up, then we'll be able to raise speed limits incrementally in many areas. Everybody wins (except the idiots that make us have speed limits in the first place).

But in the long run, I'm hoping we're all speeding around in these at 100 mph in the near future. Save the planet.

Shakes said...

The cameras in rockville are gonna be set up in 6 white minivans rotating around 15 spots. 10mph over and you get a ticket. Violators with in the 1st month are fine though, after that its a 40$ fine but no points.