Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 16, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  about 6 years ago

    Try relaxing while driving in NYC.

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    Wilde Bill  about 6 years ago

    Actually, driving is one of the things that gives me stress & anger.

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    chris_weaver  about 6 years ago

    Just contemplate the sound of one middle finger pointing.

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    blunebottle  about 6 years ago

    There was a time when I used to go for a drive to relax….about 1969.

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    nosirrom  about 6 years ago

    Tailgating and honking on the road. It’s all the rage.

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    awgiedawgie Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Tailgating and honking the horn won’t relieve your stress if you happen to be tailgating me at the time. I have been known to slow down to 10 mph below the posted speed limit when people do that. I’m never in so much of a hurry that I mind driving that slowly. You’ll either back off and I’ll speed back up, or you’ll decide to go around me and I’ll speed back up, or you’ll keep tailgating me and deal with it. At least then you’ll have a reason to be annoyed back there.

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    Little Caesar  about 6 years ago

    As they say in Florida, “I’ve got airbags, and I’m not afraid to use them!”

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    Gent  about 6 years ago

    I never knew road rage was a spiritual and relaxing way to get rid of stress and anger.

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    dwane.scoty1  about 6 years ago

    Rush Hour Problem solved: Always brandish your empty over the shoulder pistol Holster!

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    Plumbob Wilson  about 6 years ago

    Every morning before I leave for work I promise myself that I won’t call another driver a stupid !&#$?%. And every day I break my promise, because there are so many stupid !&#$?%s on the road.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I have to use cruise control on highway or I find myself doing 40MPH. I have no idea what the hurry is. I am a weirdo who leaves earlier.

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    tripwire45  about 6 years ago

    Driving in traffic is the opposite of meditation, at least for me.

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    F-Flash  about 6 years ago

    I love the smell of gasoline in the morning.

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    Thomas Scott Roberts creator about 6 years ago

    Ironically, that would make me more stressed. I don’t like confrontation or feeling aggressive.

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    johndifool  about 6 years ago

    Welp, me, I like to travel on various backroads [incl. along A1A on the coast] with the windows down, hair blown by the wind, listening to my fave tunes. THAT does the trick for me, at least (esp. in the roads are empty, which for my secret routes they usually are).

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    Willywise52 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    People who make turns w/o using their turn signals.

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    steverinoCT  about 6 years ago

    I have a 50-mile commute on mostly secondary highway that is not too busy and actually relaxing. The last, say, ten miles are in heavier, building to stop-and-go, traffic. This is central/eastern CT, and the long-time commuters are relaxed and leave room to merge. I travel at my speed (~67-68) and notice that at the beginning of my commute guys that I pass, or that pass me, meet again at the congestion. It Just Doesn’t Matter. The jerks that cut, or use the slow lane on the hills to pass, will get their karma in the end: it’s not worth ruining the day over. Now, I’m originally from North Jersey, and have driven in Fairfield County CT (SW corner), and these comments do not apply there. They are a bit more aggressive: the city is between them and that seems to turn up the testosterone.

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    the lost wizard  about 6 years ago

    That would be Transcendental Automation.

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    Bookworm  about 6 years ago

    No, no, no. Tailgate and honk the horn while simultaneously texting your hairdresser’s second cousin and streaming video of that slowpoke in front of you. That’s how it’s done.

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    SusieB  about 6 years ago

    So they live in Florida!

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    comic4matt  about 6 years ago

    I believe it’s called ‘’Trans-Am’’ mental meditation

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    Daeder  about 6 years ago

    Rat’s doctor should prescribe him some transcendental medication.

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    tim  about 6 years ago

    First time I read this I thought Rat said “That’s what drinking is for”. Fits his personality just as well.

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    RobinHood2018  about 6 years ago

    Just gonna leave this here:

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    TazzTec  about 6 years ago

    I try to assume that a**hole drivers are acting that way because (a) they just heard that their child was in a horrible accident, and they need to get somewhere faster than I do, or (b) they are simply a**holes, and therefore I should let them get as far away from me as possible, as soon as possible.

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    Daniel Jacobson  about 6 years ago

    Most places, I have been, the driver, whose car rear-ends a car in front, is always charged as the one at fault. This is so, even if the driver of the car up front slams his brakes. As a driver of the car in back, you are supposed to maintain a safe following distance, so you can avoid any sudden “physical happenings.” Live with this and you can live longer.

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    Sisyphos  about 6 years ago

    Nope, nope, nope! Driving is not an ATM (Anger Management Therapy)! It is an invitation to retaliation, Road Rage, and inter-vehicular shootings!

    Meditating is both cheaper and safer, Pig!

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    jrowell  about 6 years ago

    Driving is a great way to relax and unwind when you’re going down a scenic country road with little traffic listening to your favorite music :) In the city stuck in traffic however, no, definitely not.

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    WCraft Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I’m with JRowell!

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    KISSARRAH  about 6 years ago

    Actually, this explains a lot.

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    ND Cool Z  about 6 years ago

    Ironically, the person being honked at would be more stressed.

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    alantain  7 months ago

    Better be careful! You never know when the person you’re tailgating is armed and has an anger management issue.

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