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FML - The follow-up
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A street that didn't have a specific turning lane. And to clarify my blinker was on. Took awhile to turn because there was a lot of cars coming toward so I was there a while.
By deebroooo - / Friday 19 February 2016 04:48 / United States - West Hollywood
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By  bwinski  |  19

Was this a single lane street? How long were you waiting for? It had to be awhile of an old lady had time to park, talk to you, get back in her car and honk her horn. This FML feels incomplete in my opinion.

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By  vreid  |  20

If an old lady is teaching you how to drive you might've done something wrong...

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  coops456  |  14

this isn't Ifunny #8

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  PencilTips  |  18

The old lady was most probably in the wrong if there were several lanes. She got stuck behind OP and couldn't get out to the middle or right lane. It was her fault for not staying on her correct lane. Some people think they own the road...

By  Weymere  |  11

I guess you could say you were "left" in a bad situation

By  epicx22  |  22

.... What's her point of doing this? She could've just went her way.

By  Flaming_Pandas  |  15

Right. Because of course, she is concerned with public safety and wants to be sure you didnt do anything dangerous, so she fucking got out of her car and yelled at you, then held down the horn on a public roadway. Jesus fucking christ...

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  vreid  |  20

If the left turn lane is full, you can't block traffic by staying in the straight lane I'm also a California driver and I see that happen way too much

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  Tacogamer20  |  14

It sounds as if, like another comment says, this was a single lane 4-way, with the op turning while other cars has the right of way as opposed to going straight.

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  vreid  |  20

There are almost no streets like that in California that aren't residential. Seems incomplete but I'm guessing this person just didn't want to give up on trying to make his left turn

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  TheMathMajor  |  26

There are a lot of streets where I live that just don't have turn lanes. In that case when you have to wait for oncoming traffic to stop so you can turn left, people will get stuck behind you and they just have to wait or go around you if there's another lane. It sucks, but it's not the person's fault that they need to turn left.

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  AlchemistEd  |  12

OK, I'll admit I'm Australian but this seemed weird to me so I checked the road rules. nothing about "blocking traffic" to be found. single lane, multi-lane.... seems legal to me https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/hdbk/turns

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  igive  |  28

As a Californian who has lived in both north and south, I can say that that is complete jumpsuit. I've seen assigned turn lanes everywhere as well as unassigned. You must not be paying attention when driving.

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  chinaski7628  |  32

To clarify, I think what 9 is referring to about blocking traffic is when too many cars are in the left-hand turn lane and the overflow impedes the traffic going straight through the light. While that happens, and can be annoying if you're unable to go around the overflow, it's certainly not illegal, nor is it avoidable. That's why on many main streets in LA, you can't make a left turn during rush hour—it can seriously block traffic. However, the comment for 13 is ridiculous. There are many streets in Southern California (I can only speak for LA and San Diego, where I've lived) that don't have left hand turn lanes.

By  bwinski  |  19

Was this a single lane street? How long were you waiting for? It had to be awhile of an old lady had time to park, talk to you, get back in her car and honk her horn. This FML feels incomplete in my opinion.

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  lysx84  |  24

I can't picture this one - if there's no traffic in front of op why can't they make the turn? Also, how "busy" is a street if there's no traffic?

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  Enkeria  |  30

It makes sense to me. If there's no traffic in front of OP going straight and OP is waiting to make a left turn, then I don't see why this lady couldn't just move out. Another situation could be that it was at signal and there was a red arrow making it illegal to go because running red lights is illegal to begin with. This old lady just sounds impatient. I would have gotten her plates and reported her to the cops for road rage.

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  deebroooo  |  10

A street that didn't have a specific turning lane. And to clarify my blinker was on. Took awhile to turn because there was a lot of cars coming toward so I was there a while.

By  megs925  |  16

I know your pain OP. I have a busy street close to my house with a similar setup that completely holds up traffic if you have to turn left. which sucks even more if the drivers behind you don't know this and give you death glares as they pass.

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  ScarletteEve  |  32

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  megs925  |  16

In my case, the person behind you knows you're turning..it's the people behind THAT person that can't see your turn signal. So to them it looks like I'm just holding up traffic when in actuality, they can switch lanes.

By  GhostFox  |  33

I don't know whether it counts as such in California, but where I live little bitchy granny would have gotten a ticket for reckless driving. Either way, her mindset here is hilarious. "l know, I'll hold up traffic MORE by walking over and harassing her, and then walking back to my car. That'll teach her!"

By  LyricaSilvan  |  29

The wording of this one is a bit confusing. She was mad at you because you just happened to be turning when she wanted to go straight? Some people are entirely too petty.

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