And the Raspberries Go to…

Making Spirits Bright, Stampin' Up!I know this stamp is a play on Halloween, but this card is a raspberry jeer to all the really inconsiderate and rude drivers out there.  Boo to all of them.

First I’ll tell you about this card.  Then, if you want to skip my rant, you can!  I stamped the image from “Making Spirits Bright” in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then colored with Blendabilities and die cut with the Ovals Collection Framelits.  Easy!  I embossed the Daffodil Delight layer with the Modern Mosaic folder and added some Regals and Brights candy dots.

So here’s the rant.  The other night, after picking up Amelia, Steph made a perfectly unexceptionable three-point turn in front of our house.  While she was executing this maneuver, some idiot came barreling around the corner onto our street and was flying down the road.  We’re the third house in, so he didn’t have much time in his flight to notice the car in the middle of a three-point turn.  Thankfully, though, he did notice in time to stop.  Honestly, I thought he was going to ram her, and I was praying.  Hard.  Then he blew his horn at her and followed her through town with his high beams on, making it very difficult for her to see.  What a jerk.

The next day, I was heading to the office.  The speed limit is 55 mph, and our building is just past a traffic light.  You have to go through the light, then immediately get into the turn lane so you can turn into our parking lot.  There’s not enough lane to move into the turn lane and then slow down; you have to slow a little first.  Unless, of course, you want to run into the parking blocks on the lot.

Another jerk was behind me that day.  Mr. “Let’s Ride Her Bumper Even Though There’s Another Lane and We Could Pass” took exception to my slowing down so I could change lanes and turn, and blew his horn at me.  Ugh.  And, again, Miss Amelia was in the car – so I resisted the temptation to make any rude gestures.  Not that I would have anyway.  But I was tempted.

I know driving can be stressful.  And I know, too, if you don’t give yourself enough time to get to your destination, you’ll need to drive over the posted speed limit.  But, please, take into account the fact that there are other drivers out there who are also going places.  And your lack of planning ahead doesn’t mean we should wreck our cars to help you get to your weekly poker game on time.  And remember that there may be small children or animals or old ladies in the car you’re honking at.  And some of those old ladies have stun guns and will be happy to use them on you at the next red light.  Just sayin’.  Of course, no one reading this would ever drive like that.  And the idiots who do probably don’t read my blog.  So I guess the stun gun will be a huge surprise to them.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  Be careful out there!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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4 Responses to And the Raspberries Go to…

  1. ssguarino2 says:

    I love your ‘rant’. It seems like drivers are even worse now that it’s the holiday season when everyone should be full of love and good cheer. At my age I’m just not in that much of a hurry. I love your stun gun idea. Wonder where I’d find one!!!😇


    • buffycooper says:

      Exactly! It’s the season of gratitude, love and peace, and people are crazy. By the way, there’s a business called “Damsel in Defense” that sells “non-lethal” defense items – stun guns, whistles, flashlights, pepper spray – and more (emergency kits for your car, “baby trackers”). They’re sold at home parties or online. The web site is


  2. Trish ricktrish says:

    luv the stun gun!! where can I get me one???( bad grammer on purpose- but seriously- that is hilarious and I would gladly use one—- in a heart beat at times—–!! my favorite is to pull on my lights if they aren’t on already– they think you are putting on the breaks….. the other day my lights were already on so I tapped the breaks and they backed off suddenly and didn’t try o climb in my trunk again— my best passive aggressive– but not so passive sometimes….. but no I don’t flip people off- just traise my hands in “serious?????” or like a good friend does– she waves and smiles like she knows them so maybe they will think twice ( oh my gosh- is that someone I know???)- thanks for the laugh—- love you- t.k. Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:14:30 +0000 To:


  3. Susan Horr says:

    Maybe we could get a better price if we placed a bulk order!

    Liked by 1 person

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