Q #138: Why do some folks at a stop light stop a full car length (or more) away from the painted stop line?

This is one of my biggest puzzlements (and occasional pet peeve) that I've seen when driving around. I understand keeping a car length of distance if you've been taught that for safety when you are behind a vehicle, and maybe about two or three feet at a stop light in case someone rear ends you … Continue reading Q #138: Why do some folks at a stop light stop a full car length (or more) away from the painted stop line?

The Social Skills Guidebook: Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations & Make Friends, Without Giving Up Who You Are, by Chris MacLeod

My copy: 9780994980700 This book was written by the same guy running the SucceedSocially.com website, so if you're already a devotee of that site, then much of the info in this book won't be a surprise to you. However, if you like reading paper instead of screen like me, then it's probably worth getting for yourself. … Continue reading The Social Skills Guidebook: Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations & Make Friends, Without Giving Up Who You Are, by Chris MacLeod

#003–Who the hell are guys, in their souped-up pickup trucks, trying to impress at 5 a.m.?

I used to be at the coffee shop a lot earlier on the weekdays. Just about every morning near 5 a.m., I would sip my coffee at the window, waiting for my food to come up, and see the traffic light on the feeder about 40 yards from me. The light turns green, and you see this souped up pickup truck just roar off, screeching tires and the big heavy engine sound and the pistons just thup-thup-thupthupthupthup-ing along super fast until it turns high pitched and zooms past the windows...