Friday, August 28, 2015

Rant: highway drivers and figure case disaster

One of my biggest peeves about driving is those drivers who see a police cruiser on the side of the highway and immediately slow down. OK, so if you can see him, he can see you and it's too damned late. And if the cop is out of his cruiser and already has someone pulled over, he doesn't give a damn that you're driving 20km over the limit as you go by. So why bother slowing down at all? Granted, you need to change lanes away from the pulled over vehicles but in most cases, slowing down does nothing other than to piss me off.

How does this relate to gaming? This morning, I experienced just such an occurrence. In this case, the moron driver didn't just take his foot off of the accelerator or tap the brakes. This was a full on brake, changing from 100km/hr to 40 km/hr in an instant. I was three cars back but the accordion effect of the following cars forced me to brake hard. Unfortunately, I had two cases of figures on the back floor and result was, I suppose, inevitable. For completeness' sake, I should've removed the cases yesterday but forgot. And they were securely placed on the floor in metal cases with magnetic bases on the figures; enough to avoid slippage/damage in normal braking situations. The incident this morning was far more than normal...sigh.

The result is below. I haven't delved into the mess to see the damage.

1 comment:

  1. Well if they were all wearing scale seat belts all would be fine....

    Sorry couldn't resist. I hope the damage is only minor to nothing