Begging for a backstory

October 28th, 2013 · 38 comments

Carolyn and her husband were intrigued by this message on a car they spotted at a roadside farmer’s market in Maryland. “We desperately wanted to know who the driver was and who wrote it,” Carolyn says. “Unfortunately, we never got to see either before we left.”

Bad Driver good girlfriend tho

So, what do you imagine the story is here?

related: What does your car say about you?

FILED UNDER: driving · Maryland · public shaming


38 responses so far ↓

  • #1   DJB

    pissed girlfriend?

    Oct 28, 2013 at 10:20 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   HolierThanThou

    Obviously his loving girlfriend/back seat driver.

    Oct 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Redheadwglasses

    I think the girlfriend is the bad driver. That’s how I interpret the note, anyway.

    Oct 28, 2013 at 11:04 pm   rating: 51  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Raichu

      I can see that. Her SO was freaked out after a bad driving ep and wrote this, or maybe wrote it just to mess with her/tease her, but added “good girlfriend” to take the sting away.

      Oct 29, 2013 at 8:42 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   thetruthruth

    the driver swerved a bit because he was getting road head?

    Oct 28, 2013 at 11:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   yah

      Sounds plausible to me. Somebody witnessed the bad driving and the cause then left the note.

      Oct 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   wright1

    The driver damaged Blue Marker’s car and didn’t leave his / her insurance information. His / her girlfriend did, along with an apologetic, explanatory note. Armed with that info, Blue Marker located the offender and engaged in some PA shaming (presumably also calling the cops on the deadbeat), giving credit where credit was due.

    Oct 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Raichu

      I like this theory, too.

      Oct 29, 2013 at 8:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Lil'

    Bad driver, good girlfriend – good driver, bad girlfriend. Doesn’t matter. Either way, she’s getting laid.

    Oct 29, 2013 at 7:26 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Ace of Space

    Geez, what did he paint that on there with? Locator paint? I see where she tried to scrape it off, but didn’t get very far. Poor girl. Must be humiliating.

    Oct 29, 2013 at 11:06 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   The Elf

      Notewriter must have wanted to make sure his warning lasted longer than her car.

      Oct 29, 2013 at 1:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   The Elf

    Bad drive you!

    Oct 29, 2013 at 11:35 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   calimae

    All I can think about is the fact that this person is being called a bad driver in *Maryland*. For anyone who hasn’t driven there, they’re bonkers on the road (to put it mildly). So to be called out as bad when virtually everyone there is a bad driver… hm.

    Oct 29, 2013 at 11:37 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   The Elf

      Oh, it could be worse! It could be Florida.

      Oct 29, 2013 at 7:12 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Tesselara

    It’s the classic story:
    Boy teases Girl about driving.
    Boy realizes that he would like to have sex again sometime this decade.
    Adds a postscript.

    Oct 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   FeRD bang

      Nah, I don’t think that’s it.

      It’s a well-known fact that cars sold in the US typically do not offer a fully reentrant PostScript interpreter as either standard or optional equipment. (Notable exceptions include the Honda Curve and the 1986 Adobe SNL. Famously, of course, all cars made by Vector Motors were powered by advanced PostScript engines; their inefficiency proved to be the company’s downfall.)

      Anyway, in a car lacking the proper support for resuming the stream, adding a postscript would have resulted in an interpreter error similar to:
      %%[Error: invalidpan; OffendingCommand: addpan]%%

      Oct 30, 2013 at 3:43 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Tesselara

      You went computer geek on me, and broke my brain! I had to utilize google!

      Oct 30, 2013 at 12:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Rory

      This is what I assumed, too.

      Oct 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Jami

    Obviously it was written by the girlfriend’s mother. She’s saying that while her daughter might be a terrible driver, she would make someone an awesome girlfriend. This is a plot, of course, for the next time the daughter hits a single straight/bi man’s car, he’ll ask her out instead of suing her and they’ll end up getting married and she’ll never have to drive again.

    Oct 29, 2013 at 4:49 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Snowflame

      Or, possibly, he’ll ask her out, they’ll date for three months and he’ll realise she’s a bad driver *and* a bad girlfriend and will sue the mother under the trade description’s act.

      Oct 29, 2013 at 6:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Jami

      Before the lawsuit I hope there’ll be lots of PANs we can read and enjoy.

      Oct 29, 2013 at 9:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   redheadwglasses

    I broke up with the nicest, funniest, sweetest guy on the planet because his driving was SO horrible. He would stop when he didn’t have a stop sign but the other street did… “JUST IN CASE THEY DON’T STOP.” ARGH!!!!

    Oct 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Raichu

      o.O Really nothing else going on there? That’s the only reason? Dang.

      I feel like if it were me I’d just start being the one to drive all the time. That’s how it was with my first bf anyway. He didn’t have a license…3+ years and I always drove. Never bothered me a bit. (That’s not the reason we broke up, lol.)

      Oct 29, 2013 at 10:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Kupo

      I’m going to have to side with Raichu. There must be something else. Some other, juicier gossip you can share.

      Please?

      Oct 29, 2013 at 10:44 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   The Elf

      Yeah, a relative of mine did that too. He would also sit at a 4-way-stop until everyone else had gone, no matter who had the right of way, sometimes sitting there as waves of people go with traffic backing up behind him, because “you just don’t know”.

      Years later: schizophrenia diagnosis.

      Oct 30, 2013 at 7:04 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   Lil'

      I think bad driving can be one of those things that isn’t a big deal at first but becomes one the longer you date. I can see it being a deal breaker at some point. I wouldn’t marry a man I couldn’t trust to safely drive our hypothetical children around one day.

      Oct 30, 2013 at 7:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   redheadwglasses

      yes, the driving really was the only problem! I tried talking about it with him nicely, then firmly, then I just couldn’t take it anymore. I have a hard enough time biting my tongue when my boyfriend drives more slowly/cautiously than I would (but I do — backseat driving is bad). But to stop when you don’t have a stop sign but the other street does? “Just in case?” that’s chaos!

      Oct 30, 2013 at 10:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.6   redheadwglasses

      I don’t know why he was doing the driving — it’s so long ago, I don’t remember. I had a long time boyfriend go without a car for a couple of years while we dated, and it was never a problem for me. So it’s not a “man must do the driving” thing.

      Oct 30, 2013 at 10:54 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.7   Raichu

      Oh I didn’t think it was that. Most people don’t really think that way anyway about “man must drive”.

      And I definitely think his brand of bad driving sounds obnoxious and potentially dangerous. Plus, logic…what if everyone did that? The safest way to drive is just to follow the rules of the road. If you have the right of way, freakin’ GO, and don’t hold everyone else up.

      Lil, that’s an excellent point about being a safe driver for future kids. Hadn’t thought about it that way (I was in high school for most of this old relationship).

      Oct 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.8   FeRD bang

      I tried talking about it with him nicely, then firmly, then I just couldn’t take it anymore.

      A clue, Watson!

      I submit, redhead, that you’ve just hit on the real problem — not his driving per se, but that it came to represent a breakdown of communication in the relationship.

      Oct 30, 2013 at 4:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.9   Kupo

      Or she found him obnoxious and he didn’t want to change that aspect of himself. I watched a couple get divorced over little things she hated about him that were just part of who he was, and she couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t change. To her, it was a communication breakdown. To him, it was her constant nagging. To an outside observer, it was just incompatibility.

      Oct 31, 2013 at 12:08 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Noneya

    This message is SO cryptic. It’s hard to decipher exactly what it could mean. All we have are the words “Bad driver. Good girlfriend tho.” with an arrow pointing to the driver’s seat. This may be a stretch, but I imagine it involves a boyfriend who has a girlfriend who is a bad driver, but yet he still loves her. Dur.

    Oct 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Alice B Goode

    Obviously the boyfriend of said bad driver girlfriend noticed his loving girlfriend is unable to or simply refrains from checking her blind spot over the left shoulder. Boyfriend decided to humorously write note where girlfriend would never notice it, since she never checks over her shoulder! :D

    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Raichu

      I should do that to my dad. He never checks his blind spot and it’s cringe-worthy (if not quite as much as his failure to put on his seatbelt until he’s hit a light).

      I don’t think he’d be pleased, though. heh

      Oct 30, 2013 at 11:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   The Elf

      Is he a good girlfriend, tho?

      Oct 31, 2013 at 9:19 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   TRT

    The only way to be qualified to write that note is if you’ve had a ride with both of them.

    Oct 31, 2013 at 5:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Succubus' sister-in-law

    A former co-worker once told me of a girlfriend who was obsessed with giving BJs while in the car. Maybe this is her car.

    Oct 31, 2013 at 9:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Codswallop

    Not going to be your girlfriend very long, I’d say.

    Nov 3, 2013 at 9:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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