Friday, February 05, 2010

Friday Fuckwit in Transit

Actually, one of my bug-bears whilst sitting in bumper to bumper traffic are the fuckwits who drive in the transit lane with no passengers, just to queue jump. Not fair and not nice. Although some will go to great lengths to deceive and look like there is more than one person in the car. This fuckwit isn't the first but she did do it with style:
A New Yorker faces a $135 traffic fine for using a mannequin as her "plus one" in the high-occupancy vehicle lane of the Long Island Expressway.

An alert sheriff's deputy on Long Island became suspicious this week when he saw the "passenger" wearing sunglasses and using the visor. The problem: The sky was overcast.




When he stopped the vehicle, he found the torso mannequin, fully dressed with a long dark wig, blazer, shirt and scarf.

The 61-year-old driver left with a summons.


Now if they could get Hugh Jackman to stand in the ladies loo with a terry towelling jump suit on . . . .


30 comments:

Ronda Laveen said...

Can I be the one to change Hugh Jackman's outfits please? Huh? Can I, Can I?

nick said...

I can't help a sneaking admiration for the driver. That mannequin is brilliantly realistic. If only she'd paid more attention to the weather conditions....

Rowe said...

You can always rely on seeing at least one F'wit when out driving. So, you like Hugh then? I just saw him in the movie Australia last Saturday night. It was quite an ambitious film, I thought, missed the mark a few times, but overall entertaining. Hugh did look very good in it.

Sarah Lulu said...

Hugh?!?!? Yes yes yes yes.........

Brian Miller said...

lol. Sneaky bugger...

subby said...

It was either UPS or FedEx( or both ) hiring on extras to ride along with the drivers as "helpers"...just so they could charge down the HOV lanes!


Bully the cop that noticed this lot, yes?

Baino said...

Rhonda you'll have to wait in the queue

She was indeed Nick. A very vigilant cop I think. Looked a little like Voluptua with dark hair I thought?

I loved it Rowe. I mean it's Baz Lurman so you know it's going to have a touch of the dramatic'Moulin Rouge' to it but I did enjoy.

Gorgeous isn't he Sara?

Happens all the time Brian but putting a dummy in the passenger seat. I would have gone a baby in the back.

Oh Subby you're such a cynic. It was a 61 year old woman. ..naughty girl.

California Girl said...

I secretly admire people who do that. Takes balls. We lived in central Virginia during the 80's and I spent much of my time working in D.C. (sales) and I always wanted to be in the HOV (high occ veh) lane but was usually solo. That was the first time I ever caught a newscast (a newscast!) about the cops catching someone w/ a dummy in the car. I thought it was so funny. Cops to me are like the IRS...I don't want to get caught so I seldom break the rules. But I sometimes envy those who do.

otin said...

The video was hysterical!

When they first started the HOV lanes in New Jersey, it said two or more passengers, so people wwould bring their young kids to work with them, putting them in daycare closer to their job, just so that they could use the lane.

Grannymar said...

I am st6ill laughing!

Not the most hygenic really, but who cares!

Susan at Stony River said...

$135, and how often did she get away with it I wonder? Probably the cost per journey is next to nothing, and the fine was worth it.

With my luck it would have been my first time out, after investing in the mannekin to boot ROFL

laughingwolf said...

bathrooms are stupid places for 'liaisons'...

nick said...

Well spotted, very much like Voluptua. It must have been based on the famous supermodel. She's in real trouble now. Voluptua is sure to sue for breach of copyright, breach of privacy, and unauthorised reproduction.

i beati said...

H
ugh Jackman now there's an image!!

Roy said...

Good, they nailed somebody for that! HOV-hoppers and people who park in the handicapped parking slots who don't belong there are definitely fuckwits and deserve all that the law can throw at them.

Love the video! I wonder what the people in the bathrooms would have done if somebody had hopped out in mid-caress and shouted "Smile! You're on Candid Camera!" Heh, heh!

Kate said...

My goodness - a policeman that actually notices something and does something about it!!!

Good stuff!!! God help the next one - a migraine sufferer maybe????

VE said...

You mean terry towel jumpsuits are back in style? Let me go to my closet...woohoo...

Janice said...

Another great Friday Fuckwit! Very funny video...

unstranger said...

Who thinks up stuff like that? Handy towel though.

jay said...

Ooooh! I hate queue jumpers and cheats, too! Why do they think they're more important than anyone else?

But that video! Haahahahahaha!!

"Now if they could get Hugh Jackman to stand in the ladies loo with a terry towelling jump suit on . . . ."

Make it Johnny Depp, and I'm in!!

Vagabonde said...

You know I was thinking – why did the cop look at the mannequin in the first place? Wasn’t it because it was supposed to be a good looking woman? I think if the mannequin had been a 70s guy with a bold spot and gray hair the cop may not have taken a second look. What do you think?

Tom said...

my mannequin has a bigger rack than that!

Jill said...

Molesting the dummy so funny...Hugh Jackman...in the flesh? Really? That would be a very good thing.

Fragrant Liar said...

I imagine people would be pretty surprised if when they finally got used to terry-towel mannequins, they found they'd been feeling up a real person!

How funny that they all went for the "private" parts, especially between the legs. :)

laughingwolf said...

guess you didn't wanna put that olympic asshole, roga, as fuckwit for telling oz athletes to take down the fighting red roo banner?

Jaime said...

i've heard a couple of these stories. surprisingly, it happens more than you'd think!

Baino said...

Cali! Wash your mouth out. I hate queue jumpers. I was bred to be polite! Sometimes it's amazing what constitutes 'news' these days.

Well I guess technically they've got a carful Otin. They're not very effective here because they rarely run the full length of the highway. Just cause people to push back in when the road narrows. Our road planners suck!

I thought that too! Although you know,I would have wiped my hands between their legs just in case I wasn't supposed to . . nobody would see the wet patch that way!

They freak me out a bit actually. I think I'd rather sit in the traffic jam!

How would you know Wuffa? Had a bathroom Liaison? C'mon . . spill!

I know, the cheek of it Nick! Right down to her green eyeshadow and lashings of mascara! Although she was a brunette.

We can look Sandy!

Ha Roy, reminds me of Denis Leary's song "Asshole!"

Yeh well Kate, maybe one day they'll notice the twats talking on their mobile phones! I can spot one a mile away behind the wheel, they're slow and all over the road.

w00t indeed VE although i would have thought you a little young to remember the terry coiture?

I try Jan!

Haha! Johnny Depp in a terry jumpsuit. I'd like to see that!

Vagabonde, I think you make a very good point! Probably perving at the chick then thought 'mmm . . something awry here!"

Haha Tom . . I don't wanna know!

I wonder if they cut some of the more risque moments Jill. I mean, how embarrassing being caught kissing a manniquin

Welcome over Fragrant Liar. I guess it's like kids with a big Barbie, they wanted to check if all their 'bits' were there.

I didn't hear that one Wuff? I'm seriously behind your 'news' and will catch up tonight. You mean the 'boxing kangaroo'? It's not an 'official' flag but was designed for the America's cup and sort of become a defacto sports flag. Silly official.

Jaime, you'd know being in the court system. I've heard of three tales like this.

Lorna Lino said...

"Officer you have to believe me, one minute I was talking to my friend, the next minute she's gone all plastic on me. She's just having a really bad day".

lettuce said...

hugh jackman

mmmmmmmmmmmm

(popularly known as huge jackman in our house...)

laughingwolf said...

no public bathroom assignations, baino... :P

yeah, that's the banner... if the athletes want to use it, what the hell business is it of the ioc, just cuz they can't get any $$$? GRRRRRR