Saturday, June 6, 2009
They checked their brains at the bridge
This summer I'm posting about the absolute dumb things I see vacationers do while on vacation here on the Outer Banks. Most of them will be things that could be deadly. I think they check their brains on the other side of the bridge. And I'll update it as I see stupid stuff that I have to believe people wouldn't do at home. If I can identify where they are from, I will.
Two weeks ago our renters from Ohio took the grill off its pedastel and took it up to the third floor deck and cooked up there. Why? (I asked when I found the grill missing). Because it was windy down there. Fortunately they didn't burn down the house, but that's a frequent cause of house fires here: unattended grills on wooden decks. Hello. The wind blows all the time. Get used to it. (The picture is not of my house, but is of one that that happened here recently in a vacation home.)
Tonight on the way home (headed north) on 158 a car from Maryland headed south and the driver decided he wanted to go north. So he pulled a U-turn in the middle of the highway and into my lane right in front of me. I had to go from 50 to 20 in short order. It was one of those little square cars with no acceleration. Then a quarter of a mile later he turned right off the highway as slowly as possible. Hey, it's not a side street; it's a highway. And figure out where you're going before you get on the road.
It's going to be a great summer!