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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 10:45 AM
Response to Reply #30
32. There used to be lots of
"roundabouts," or what we called "traffic circles" in New Jersey. They were 4-5 lanes wide and were jam packed at rush hour. There was no "waiting" for those wanting to enter those nightmares. If you waited you were sunk with absolutely no way to enter without causing an accident and with traffic backing up behind you for miles. A bus driver taught me the trick to entering one of them - keep your head directed in front of you, pretend you aren't looking (while taking short glimpses out the corners of your eyes), and plow ahead like there is no tomorrow, all the while holding your breath in abject fear. Also, more timid drivers used to actually get stuck in the center lanes and not be able to get back out, thereby going round and round in a loop.

These "roundabouts" are a good thing, actually, when the traffic is light, but a very, very bad thing when the traffic is extremely heavy.
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  - God save the Queen ....  etherealtruth   Jul-26-06 08:23 AM   #2 
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  - It's about time  Sydnie   Jul-26-06 08:30 AM   #5 
  - There was no school. It was the "Ministry of Funny Walks"  A HERETIC I AM   Jul-26-06 08:45 AM   #15 
     - But surely, there must be a remedial class I could take  Sydnie   Jul-26-06 11:16 AM   #36 
     - Silly Walks (n.t)  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-27-06 05:08 AM   #51 
  - Bring it on!  Kashka-Kat   Jul-26-06 08:31 AM   #6 
  - This has been debunked so many times, it's becoming old.  im10ashus   Jul-26-06 08:31 AM   #7 
  - Never let the facts get in the way of a good myth.  NCevilDUer   Jul-26-06 09:28 AM   #21 
  - Not only that, but...  im10ashus   Jul-26-06 10:04 AM   #27 
  - But just to envision John Cleese saying it...The funniness is worth it. :)  lvx35   Jul-26-06 11:08 PM   #47 
  - I DON'T LIKE SPAM!!!!!  kitkat65   Jul-26-06 10:59 AM   #35 
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  - this is not from Cleese (see Snopes)  tocqueville   Jul-26-06 08:32 AM   #8 
  - I'm ok with most of it...  nickinSTL   Jul-26-06 08:34 AM   #9 
  - It's not from Cleese.  im10ashus   Jul-26-06 08:36 AM   #10 
  - doesn't matter much to me whether it's Cleese or not...  nickinSTL   Jul-26-06 10:18 AM   #29 
  - I love roundabouts.  yibbehobba   Jul-26-06 09:42 AM   #25 
     - no, they just trap people who don't drive aggressively enough  nickinSTL   Jul-26-06 10:17 AM   #28 
     - It is actually much simpler. Those in the roundabout have the  NCevilDUer   Jul-26-06 10:25 AM   #30 
        - There used to be lots of  FlaGranny   Jul-26-06 10:45 AM   #32 
     - Hahaha, a bit off topic, but I just recognized your avatar...  mrbassman03   Jul-26-06 10:32 AM   #31 
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  - Well, she sucked at that too.  grace0418   Jul-26-06 09:23 AM   #20 
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  - Snicker  Solly Mack   Jul-26-06 08:44 AM   #13 
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  - I love Cleese--  tblue37   Jul-26-06 08:49 AM   #17 
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  - No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!!!  knitter4democracy   Jul-26-06 09:29 AM   #22 
  - That's not written by Cleese, but it's still good.  progressoid   Jul-26-06 09:36 AM   #24 
  - What About Prunella Scales?  novalib   Jul-26-06 09:48 AM   #26 
  - The man is still brilliant  shadowknows69   Jul-26-06 10:47 AM   #33 
  - Rule Britannia!  martymar64   Jul-26-06 10:58 AM   #34 
  - Where is this from?? John Cleese is hilarious!  tabasco   Jul-26-06 11:19 AM   #37 
  - I'm down with the roundabouts.  roguevalley   Jul-26-06 11:28 AM   #39 
  - I know it's not from Cleese, but even if it was, what moral footing does  Beelzebud   Jul-26-06 11:35 AM   #41 
  - This is not from John Cleese.  grytpype   Jul-26-06 11:38 AM   #42 
  - also, very old n/t  HootieMcBoob   Jul-26-06 11:43 AM   #43 
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