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You're cruising in the left lane, a car comes up behind you honking & flashing their lights...

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posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:20 PM
....GET THE F OVER!!!! Yield! Move your a** into the other available lane, or one of the TWO other available lanes. Definitely do NOT:

1. ignore them and casually keep cruising along
2. be a real d*ck and slow down
3. flip them off
4. race them once they finally make it around you
5. when they finally get around you, speed up and tailgate them at an extremely dangerously close distance at 90 mph

That car just might be....oh, I don't know...someone in an emergency...such as, a woman in labor trying to get to the hospital. Just sayin'.

And on that note, I would like to report that despite all the jerkwads on the road, I made it to the hospital safe and sound and they promptly cut this out of my body:

A few minutes after being born.

A few hours after being born.

The day after being born.

Allow me to introduce to the world, Scout Eisley Lafitte.

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:22 PM
And just for fun, here she was at 35 weeks:

I never did the 3D ultrasound with my other two, so it was fascinating to see the level of detail. The tech was doing a regular growth check and suddenly flipped the machine to 3D mode. Really cool technology!

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:28 PM
a reply to: ladyvalkyrie

Congrats on the new baby!

They just recently made it law here in Indiana that it is illegal to drive in the passing lane and not move over for faster traffic. Even if the faster traffic is speeding, and even if you are doing speed limit. You must still move over.

So far police have issued over 2000 tickets and citations for failing to move over out of the passing lane. Still, every day I have to go around people (on the right side) while driving down the freeway because idiot drivers won't move over.

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:33 PM
Exact same thing happened to me 20 years ago on south bound I-5 during morning traffic. It was a 20 mile drive to the hospital and several times i had to pull onto the shoulder to go around people

I couldn't be mad because how could they know? I just put my driving brain on and Mario Andrettied my way through traffic like a beast. Luck i didn't kill us all.

It all worked out.

Congrats on the kiddo

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:33 PM
Same here, partner in labour, I was flashing people down. I look at things in another light now.

Congratulations. X

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:37 PM
She is gorgeous!!!

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:40 PM
a reply to: ladyvalkyrie

Awe! She's so cute! Congrats LadyV! How you doing? Getting some rest I hope! Thanks so much for sharing those amazing perfect pictures of your new little angel!

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:47 PM
Congrats to you and your whanau (Maori word for family) . What a perfect looking beautiful little baby. I hope the birth went ok and now you can concentrate on loving.
Made my heart melt.

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:50 PM
a reply to: ladyvalkyrie

Well if that isn't just THE most beautiful wee girl!! Welcome to the world little Miss Lafitte! 😇

👏 Congratulations Mom for a job well done! And a heck of a story to relate to her when she's older.

Here's wishing you and your family all the best life has to offer!

I live just above you in New Mexico and can vouch for the fact that we have our own crazy drivers here too. Must be the heat I reckon!
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posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:50 PM
a reply to: Mrgone

Yeah, (in between contractions) I was trying to point at my belly like "Hey, I'm in labor here"...but I guess there's no universally recognized signal for that! Lol!

I'm here in Texas and I will fully admit we're notorious for aggressive drivers, but these fools even managed to surprise me with their craziness. I swear if you try to pass anyone they take it as a personal affront. You could probably talk trash about their mama and catch less flack than trying to get in THEIR lane. SMH.

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:50 PM
a reply to: ladyvalkyrie

Awww! Congratulations! Raise her with the truth and an ATS mindset!
edit on 16-7-2016 by iTruthSeeker because: Her not him doh

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:50 PM
a reply to: _BoneZ_

I do a lot of highway driving in the high speed lane at 7mph over the posted limit (Highway Patrol won't issue a ticket for anything less than 10 mph over, it's not worth it to them), and very seldom do I see a car want to pass me that will go the distance I do. In fact, most cars that want to do 20 over the limit almost always get off the freeway about 3 exits down anyway. This means going back over to the right over 3 lanes of traffic. Idiots with a death wish. The one's I really love to watch are the motorcycle drivers. Now THAT'S entertainment. Because of this, I rarely if ever get out of their way. If it's that important to them, they'll cut over to another lane on the right. Something they're going to do anyway in 5 miles or so.

Congrats on the baby OP, I'm glad everything worked out well. I don't know where you live, but where I live (Phx. metro) it is ill advised to be wanting to push through freeway traffic like if you have a baby who's tired of swimming and doesn't care where you are. To say you're putting your unborn at risk is an understatement. Driver like me who have logged 10's of thousands of miles in city traffic like that aren't a**holes, but we've seen enough to where we're not going to assume that drivers who want a speeding ticket are doing so for the right reasons. That would be naive on our part because cases like yours are the exception....not the rule.

Got a name yet?

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 12:57 PM
a reply to: ladyvalkyrie

A couple of years ago I was driving and was stopped at a VERY busy
intersection in the LEFT turn lane.I remember looking in my rear view
mirror and saw an ambulance in the lane next to me a few cars back.
He was not flashing his lights or his siren.
All of a sudden he was behind me flashing his lights and blaring his siren.
I was FORCED into driving into the intersection so he could pass me.
Immediately after he cleared the intersection*,he turned off his flashing
lights and his siren.There I was stuck nearly in the middle so he could
get through the traffic.I couldn't turn because of the traffic and had to
wait until the light changed.

* I wasn't completely in the intersection but I was in a very dangerous spot.

Congratulations on your new baby.
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posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 01:03 PM
Thanks all for the congrats and well wishes! (of course that's what I was fishing for with this thread

I had a c-section scheduled for the 7th. The plan was to get my kids to my mom's, have my bag fully packed with everything I'd need and casually check in. Well, Scout decided the 2nd was the day. I had JUST sent a message (on ATS no less) that I wished she'd come early and lo and behold my water broke like, 5 mins later. So then I'm frantically calling/texting everyone- including the hospital to be ready for me, trying to pack my bag, trying to get my kids ready. Then the drive from hell.

But yes, everything went fine. She's fine, I'm fine.

And then when I got discharged and went to the pharmacy to fill my prescriptions my truck broke down. *major eye roll* So we had to call for a tow truck and a ride. I was stranded at my mom's for a week. Half my houseplants died. Ugh. But I'm home now and on the exciting schedule of "breastfeed, feed older kids, walk dog, laundry, pick up after older kids, breastfeed, dishes, break up fist fight between older kids, diapers for baby & 2 yo...repeat" Ah, the joys of motherhood!

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 01:05 PM

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 01:11 PM
a reply to: DeepImpactX

I kept my cool, I wasn't driving like a total nut. Just speeding on the straight-a-ways. And it was a Saturday so the traffic was spread out. But if I came up on a car in the left lane- with cars in the other lanes- ALL going the same speed I would flash and honk. Even people just wanting to speed don't normally do that. But still, I would say only one out of four actually got over like they were supposed to. The other three out of four opted for one of the über douche moves I listed in the OP.

The guy in the black pickup that wouldn't get over, then tailgated me when I finally got around him at 90 mph really scared me. I was like "Great, this madman is going to shoot me or run me off the road. With me in labor and a 7 yo and 2 yo in the car with me." But he gave up and exited.

This was the one time I actually WANTED to get pulled over, to get an escort to the hospital! Lol!

Her name is Scout Eisley.

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 01:12 PM
a reply to: ladyvalkyrie

Look at the wittle baby!


Oh, and good job.

We need more ATSers, ATS babies.

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posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 01:32 PM
a reply to: ladyvalkyrie
People drive like idiots. I'm glad you made it there safely. Congrats on the baby.

posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 01:59 PM
I try to get over when I can for other drivers going faster than me.

My problem is half the people in the right lane are going under the speed limit and half the people in the left lane are trying to go back to the future when I just want to cruise at a comfortable and consistent speed.
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