Mr. Honker

Real Estate Agent with Janisch & Co. 0396361

Traffic is an ongoing annoyance in the big city.  It is another symptom of the escalating lack of courtesy that has been prevalent over the past couple of years.

Yesterday business took us Into the depths of the BIG city.

Ralph had programmed his GPS for our destination and things went well until we got close.  Road construction is everywhere!  Lanes end abruptly and many of the old landmarks have been removed.

To add to the over all fun of the situation, the address that we were heading for was an error.  The company had moved.

Pulling off the road, Ralph called for direction!  Now, there is a novel concept!  He then turned off the GPS and we headed off again.

Shortly after that while we were still getting our bearings, a silver vehicle came barreling up behind us with its horn blaring.

Both of us were startled and both of us swore at the noise maker.

Although we were moving more slowly than usual, we in no way presented a hazard to "Mr. Honkey."

Today we found another vehicle corridor swamped.  A light changed leaving several cars in the intersection.  The vehicle beside us pulled up and began to exercise his horn muscle.  No one could move in spite of his noise.

When the jam up cleared, the errant vehicles moved.  The horn blasts had no real effect unless they helped to relieve his frustration.

How about the civilized people who had to endure excessive noise?

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Ralph and Jeanne Janisch


305B CR 234

Durango, CO 81301

P: (970) 759-1007

P: (970) 759-0027




Durango, Mancos, Cortez, Dolores, Bayfield, Ignacio, Vallecito

Comments (3)

Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Jeanne and Ralph - for the most part the horn is a toy included to amuse the easily frustrated and the small minded. It allows some to deliver their judgment over others in the same situation. Glad you were able to exercise your verbal response, even if under breath and charitably. Have a great restful Easter.

Mar 29, 2013 06:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Welcome to the traffic that urban dwellers must face every day.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Mar 29, 2013 07:55 AM
Liz Hill

Jeanne and Ralph, a few days ago I was taking off from a traffic light, minding my own business and suddenly I heard a very loud honk that sounded too close for comfort, so I presumed that someone was upset with me and I looked one seemed upset....and then suddenly it dawned on me that I had bumped my own horn by mistake.

Mar 29, 2013 09:16 AM