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Old 16 Sep 2011, 08:53 pm   #1 (permalink)
bwilson4web
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Default Having fun with Type A drivers

So this evening I was headed home on the access road, 38 mph, when I
approached a pair of double-overpasses on the 50 mph limited access or
two stop lights. In my rear view mirror, I spotted the "type A" driver
who was about to give me an MPG boost.

Now the problem with the Parkway is the on-ramps lead to the base of
the overpasses. If one drives as expected, you are accelerating up a
grade . . . MPG death. But I knew my "type A" driver would give me
cover.

As I pulled on to the 'on ramp,' sure enough, the "type A" driver who
had run right up to my rear bumper pulled ahead and on my left up the
overpass. Once again, the "type A" had cut me off so I had no choice
but to climb the overpass in the far right lane at the most efficient
engine power point. . . . Amazing, we both reached the crest of the
overpass at nearly the same instant in time but my dear "type A" was
at least 10 mph faster.

Within a second or so, we were both on the down grade of the overpass
but now my left lane was clear . . . the "type A" was racing off. I
simple accelerated to the speed limit on the downgrade and pulled into
the lane behind the rapidly departing "type A." Yet we were both very
SMUG about our driving.

The "type A" had cut-off the Prius and so the Prius had climbed the
overpass in the most fuel efficient power range . . . serendipity!

My MPG indicator showed 59.2 MPG and that is 94% low. The true MPG is
62.75 and a "type A" will pay their ego price at the pump ... soon!

Bob Wilson
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Old 16 Sep 2011, 10:30 pm   #2 (permalink)
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In article
<a173f07d-7c93-4373-ad0e-4c7dc062f8f3@n11g2000yqh.googlegroups.com>,
bwilson4web <bwilson4web@gmail.com> wrote:

> The "type A" had cut-off the Prius and so the Prius had climbed the
> overpass in the most fuel efficient power range . . . serendipity!


Are you saying you wouldn't have otherwise climbed the overpass in the
most fuel efficient power range?

If not, why not? Why do you require someone else to force you to do
what's right?
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Old 16 Sep 2011, 10:54 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On 9/16/2011 10:30 PM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> In article
> <a173f07d-7c93-4373-ad0e-4c7dc062f8f3@n11g2000yqh.googlegroups.com>,
> bwilson4web<bwilson4web@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> The "type A" had cut-off the Prius and so the Prius had climbed the
>> overpass in the most fuel efficient power range . . . serendipity!

>
> Are you saying you wouldn't have otherwise climbed the overpass in the
> most fuel efficient power range?
>
> If not, why not? Why do you require someone else to force you to do
> what's right?



He's a classic type D personality.
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Old 17 Sep 2011, 02:07 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Sep 16, 9:54*pm, News <N...@Group.Post> wrote:
> On 9/16/2011 10:30 PM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
>
> > In article
> > <a173f07d-7c93-4373-ad0e-4c7dc062f...@n11g2000yqh.googlegroups.com>,
> > * bwilson4web<bwilson4...@gmail.com> *wrote:

>
> >> The "type A" had cut-off the Prius and so the Prius had climbed the
> >> overpass in the most fuel efficient power range . . . serendipity!

.. . .

It was almost as fun as driving at a speed that catches every light
green. Through out Huntsville there are multilane streets where
holding the right speed means every light turns green just as you
arrive. But there will inevitably the "Type A" driver who rushes to
the next light and brakes to a stop. Meanwhile, the light changes and
this Prius driver coasts right on through.

Even before I had a Prius, I practiced preventive braking. This means
slowing the car with early braking and coasting up to a red light. You
"win" against Entropy every time the light changes and you don't have
to come to a complete stop. But a "Type A" driver makes it more fun
when you glide by them because they were in such a pretentious rush to
stop at the next red light. Of course, my style of driving is what
Jesus would do:

"So the last will be first, and the first will be last." - Matthew
20:16

Bob Wilson
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Old 17 Sep 2011, 07:38 am   #5 (permalink)
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On 9/17/2011 2:07 AM, bwilson4web wrote:
> On Sep 16, 9:54 pm, News<N...@Group.Post> wrote:
>> On 9/16/2011 10:30 PM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
>>
>>> In article
>>> <a173f07d-7c93-4373-ad0e-4c7dc062f...@n11g2000yqh.googlegroups.com>,
>>> bwilson4web<bwilson4...@gmail.com> wrote:

>>
>>>> The "type A" had cut-off the Prius and so the Prius had climbed the
>>>> overpass in the most fuel efficient power range . . . serendipity!

> . . .
>
> It was almost as fun as driving at a speed that catches every light
> green. Through out Huntsville...



Are you the exception or is everyone in HV a pious sanctimonious fraud?

Your 'WWJD' reference is purely a gratuitous throwaway in this "context".
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Old 17 Sep 2011, 04:19 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On Sep 17, 6:38*am, News <N...@Group.Post> wrote:
> On 9/17/2011 2:07 AM, bwilson4web wrote:
>
> > On Sep 16, 9:54 pm, News<N...@Group.Post> *wrote:
> >> On 9/16/2011 10:30 PM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

>
> >>> In article
> >>> <a173f07d-7c93-4373-ad0e-4c7dc062f...@n11g2000yqh.googlegroups.com>,
> >>> * *bwilson4web<bwilson4...@gmail.com> * *wrote:

>
> >>>> The "type A" had cut-off the Prius and so the Prius had climbed the
> >>>> overpass in the most fuel efficient power range . . . serendipity!

> > . . .

>
> > It was almost as fun as driving at a speed that catches every light
> > green. Through out Huntsville...

>
> Are you the exception or is everyone in HV . . .


We're pretty much like any other metro area. We have our 'rush minute'
and a wide collection of characters.

Thanks to the small job market, we work on the principle of "don't
f*ck your buddy" because you may have to ask them for a job in the
future. This does a great job of moderating the self-rightous, yuppie
nonsense that some consider "news."

> Your 'WWJD' reference is purely . . .


How I live my life,"Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what
judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete,
it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote
that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in
thine own eye?" - Matthew 7:1-3. Of course this is "news" to those who
hang out here to criticize Prius drivers.

When I'm driving and find a "Type A", one of those 'judgmental' types,
I see opportunity. They shall clear my path to the promised land of
+50 MPG mileage.

Bob Wilson

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Old 17 Sep 2011, 04:54 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On 9/17/2011 4:19 PM, bwilson4web wrote:
> On Sep 17, 6:38 am, News<N...@Group.Post> wrote:
>> On 9/17/2011 2:07 AM, bwilson4web wrote:
>>
>>> On Sep 16, 9:54 pm, News<N...@Group.Post> wrote:
>>>> On 9/16/2011 10:30 PM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

>>
>>>>> In article
>>>>> <a173f07d-7c93-4373-ad0e-4c7dc062f...@n11g2000yqh.googlegroups.com>,
>>>>> bwilson4web<bwilson4...@gmail.com> wrote:

>>
>>>>>> The "type A" had cut-off the Prius and so the Prius had climbed the
>>>>>> overpass in the most fuel efficient power range . . . serendipity!
>>> . . .

>>
>>> It was almost as fun as driving at a speed that catches every light
>>> green. Through out Huntsville...

>>
>> Are you the exception or is everyone in HV . . .

>
> We're pretty much like any other metro area. We have our 'rush minute'
> and a wide collection of characters.
>
> Thanks to the small job market, we work on the principle of "don't
> f*ck your buddy" because you may have to ask them for a job in the
> future. This does a great job of moderating the self-rightous, yuppie
> nonsense that some consider "news."
>
>> Your 'WWJD' reference is purely . . .

>
> How I live my life,"Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what
> judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete,
> it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote
> that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in
> thine own eye?" - Matthew 7:1-3. Of course this is "news" to those who
> hang out here to criticize Prius drivers.
>
> When I'm driving and find a "Type A", one of those 'judgmental' types,
> I see opportunity. They shall clear my path to the promised land of
> +50 MPG mileage.
>
> Bob Wilson
>


Typical type D personality.
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Old 17 Sep 2011, 05:14 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On Sep 17, 3:54*pm, News <N...@Group.Post> wrote:
> On 9/17/2011 4:19 PM, bwilson4web wrote:
>

.. . .
>
> >> Are you the exception or is everyone in HV . . .

>
> > We're pretty much like any other metro area. We have our 'rush minute'
> > and a wide collection of characters.

>
> > Thanks to the small job market, we work on the principle of "don't
> > f*ck your buddy" because you may have to ask them for a job in the
> > future. This does a great job of moderating the self-rightous, yuppie
> > nonsense that some consider "news."

>
> >> Your 'WWJD' reference is purely . . .

>
> > How I live my life,"Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what
> > judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete,
> > it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote
> > that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in
> > thine own eye?" - Matthew 7:1-3. Of course this is "news" to those who
> > hang out here to criticize Prius drivers.

>
> > When I'm driving and find a "Type A", one of those 'judgmental' types,
> > I see opportunity. They shall clear my path to the promised land of
> > +50 MPG mileage.

>
> > Bob Wilson

>
> Typical type D personality.


Actually type "cheap" as I had to put $35 in my tank earlier this week
for three weeks of driving including commuting to work. But I don't
mind at all that "news" has to pay more to get less. <GRINS> It just
means "news" has that less disposable income.

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Old 17 Sep 2011, 05:45 pm   #9 (permalink)
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On 9/17/2011 5:14 PM, bwilson4web wrote:
> On Sep 17, 3:54 pm, News<N...@Group.Post> wrote:
>> On 9/17/2011 4:19 PM, bwilson4web wrote:
>>

> . . .
>>
>>>> Are you the exception or is everyone in HV . . .

>>
>>> We're pretty much like any other metro area. We have our 'rush minute'
>>> and a wide collection of characters.

>>
>>> Thanks to the small job market, we work on the principle of "don't
>>> f*ck your buddy" because you may have to ask them for a job in the
>>> future. This does a great job of moderating the self-rightous, yuppie
>>> nonsense that some consider "news."

>>
>>>> Your 'WWJD' reference is purely . . .

>>
>>> How I live my life,"Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what
>>> judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete,
>>> it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote
>>> that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in
>>> thine own eye?" - Matthew 7:1-3. Of course this is "news" to those who
>>> hang out here to criticize Prius drivers.

>>
>>> When I'm driving and find a "Type A", one of those 'judgmental' types,
>>> I see opportunity. They shall clear my path to the promised land of
>>> +50 MPG mileage.

>>
>>> Bob Wilson

>>
>> Typical type D personality.

>
> Actually type "cheap" as I had to put $35 in my tank earlier this week
> for three weeks of driving including commuting to work. But I don't
> mind at all that "news" has to pay more to get less.<GRINS> It just
> means "news" has that less disposable income.
>
> Bob Wilson


Chump change, piker Bob.
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Old 17 Sep 2011, 09:45 pm   #10 (permalink)
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On Sep 17, 4:45*pm, News <N...@Group.Post> wrote:
> On 9/17/2011 5:14 PM, bwilson4web wrote:
>

.. . .
>
> > Actually type "cheap" as I had to put $35 in my tank earlier this week
> > for three weeks of driving including commuting to work. But I don't
> > mind at all that "news" has to pay more to get less.<GRINS> *It just
> > means "news" has that less disposable income.

>

.. . .
>
> Chump change, piker Bob.


Exactly!

The Prius goal is to come to as close to free driving as possible.
Since "news" spends more, the more the merrier, Prius owners
everywhere win.

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