May 28, 2007

The War Between The States

Well, we're back from Maine.

I'm too beat to tell you about the 14 hour Trail of Tears we suffered Thursday after we decided to do the whole trip from Dee Cee in one fell swoop. I'm also to beat to tell you how I nearly took off the five year old's head and stuck it on a pike because she chose to go into her Harpo Marx routine during the memorial service. Ditto my thoughts on the Great "Oh, You Thought We Were Going To Call First?" Furniture Delivery Mix-Up and the game of musical rooms we're playing with the Llama-ettes' sleeping quarters this afternoon. Indeed, I'm even too tired right now to say what I think of coming home and discovering somebody had run right into our mailbox, destroying the post and tossing the box itself a good twenty yards down the road.

All that later. Instead, I will impart a little humor.

Sign seen on I-95 North right at the Maine State Line:

From Mass?
Save Gas -
Stay Home!

Heh. Apart from a slavish devotion to the Sawx, there is quite a bit of bad blood on the part of the ordinarily calm and passive Mainers against the denizens of the Bay State. Indeed, they routinely refer to their neighbors to the south as "Massholes".

Part of it has to do with Massachusetts drivers (who, at least in my opinion, have got nothing on Virginians for speed and less on Murr'landers for crazy-assed unpredictability). Most, I believe, has to do with a joke that's been making the rounds of late: Massachusetts finally realized what a mistake it had made in letting Maine become a separate state to begin with. They're now trying to reverse that by buying Maine back, one house at a time.

More later.

Posted by Robert at May 28, 2007 01:08 PM | TrackBack

I beg to differ about Virginia drivers, California drivers are the worst. Turn signals, stop signs and speed limits are just suggestions to them. When I use to live in MD and drove the GWParkway to work (at the airport) I did meet a few idiots at 5am but still CA is the worst.

Posted by: LeeAnn at May 28, 2007 06:32 PM

Drivers in OH haven't grasped to concept of the turning signal...

Posted by: GroovyVic at May 28, 2007 06:52 PM

Feh. You don't know a QUARTER of it.

Here in Cow Hampshire, we're surrounded. Mainiacs east, Massholes south, Vermonsters west, and Hosers to the north.

And it ain't just Maine the Massholes are buying up. A good chunk of southern NH is essentially MA North.


Posted by: Jay Tea at May 29, 2007 12:09 AM

When my wife (then my girlfrien) moved to San Diego to be with me, she was constantly berating me for not using my turn signal before changing lanes on the freeway. I finally explained to her, "Honey, if I signal my lane change, someone will speed up to fill in the space." She didn't beileve me.

Until she drove by herself for the first time.

That was the last time SHE used her turn signal until we finally left California.

Posted by: Boy Named Sous at May 29, 2007 12:10 AM