These complaints are of my short trip or Oregon.
In my first hour in the great liberal state of Oregon I was pulled over for not using my blinker properly at 1 AM in the morning. Here are the important parts of my conversation with the officer.
(I have my license out and in his hand before he says any thing)
Officer: May I see you registration and insurance.
Me: It's a rental
Officer: Says something I do not remember.
Me: I motion towards the glove compartment and Stewardess pulls out our rental receipts. We hand him the receipts.
Officer: Says something, but an 18-wheeler goes and I cannot understand a word he says.
Me: (I think to myself, "I could be nice") Huh? (With an expressionless look in my face)
Officer: Repeats what he says word for word, it deals with using you blinker 100 feet before you turn. I apparently flicked my blinker, which I feel that shows my ultimate knowledge of the road and my surroundings. He ends with a question asking if I knew you had to use your blinker 100 feet before you turn.
Me: (I answer immediately with no pause) No. (He seems caught off guard.)
The officer then asks me to step outside the car with him. I go.
The officer asks three or four individual questions about what I am doing, where I am going, and what is my relationship to stewardess.
My answers: Corvallis, friend's wedding, and boyfriend (In those exact words.)
Officer: Do you have any problems with anything that has happened tonight?
Me: (I think, "I am being a jerk, but I am not dumb.") No (I answer as if I think he is a moron.)
He then goes and asks stewardess those same questions, while I am standing behind the car, she is extremely nice to him.
He then lets me off with a warning (no paper trail) and hands me back my license. He was very polite when he handed it to me.
I am pissed because I should have said as soon as he walked up, "Give me a ticket or leave me alone.” but I was too tired to think. 1 AM PST time is like 3 AM CST.
All gas pumps in Oregon are full service. It is the law. For those of you who have forgotten what that means, it means someone else pumps you gas. I do not know if I have ever been to a gas pump like that before in my life. It was a little weird. I drive up and just sit there and the attendant asks me what I want. I say gas. He looks at me like he expects me to say something else. I don't. My question is what kind of liberal backwater place still has screwed up laws like that?
The dirty old man at Motel Six, but that can happen anywhere.
The stupid signs that socialist backwater places like that have. I saw one sign that said, "Watch out for low flying aircraft". WTF? Am I supposed to duck? If I saw a plane flying at me I would probably do the exact same thing if I saw a car driving at me. I would freeze and die, move and not make it and die, or put out my gun and shoot the plane or car and then die. If you have to post a sign that says, "Watch out for lowing flying aircraft.” your problem is the aircraft not the people walking on the ground.
Stewardess and I took pictures, I will post the absurd signs I saw. The one I mentioned just happened to be the dumbest.