Bill Kirby

Online news editor for The Augusta Chronicle.

The mystery of the bad drivers with UGA decals

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I’ve been coming to work a bit later the past few mornings (dog-sitting duty), and that means the traffic is heavier.

More traffic means more drivers.

More drivers means more foolishness and ... that means more drivers with UGA insignias on their vehicles.

You know my theory: If you look close enough at any vehicle that is tailgating, speeding and cutting off others, much of the time you will see a University of Georgia decal, license tag or bumper sticker on it.

It’s a mystery.

I have nothing against this fine school, but I cannot explain why anyone affiliated with the college that graduated half the members of my family would drive that way.

It happened again Wednesday.

Traffic was thick, but the pickup in the lane beside me was repeatedly tailgating, then braking hard behind the vehicle in front of him for several miles along Washington Road.

The traffic in all lanes ahead of us stretched forward for miles, yet he kept rushing, then braking. Rushing, then braking.

Finally, a small gap opened in the lane in front of me, and he darted ahead ... followed almost immediately by a sportier sedan ... with a big black “G” decal on its side.

Thirty seconds later we were all stopped, sitting at the same red light.

OLDER MYSTERIES: In honor of Georgia Archaeology month, the Augusta Museum of History and Augusta Archaeological Society present family-friendly activities devoted to Archaeology Day on May 3 at the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House, 1822 Broad St.

This is cool because if you have any arrowheads, they’ll tell you about how old they are.

I went last year and found the ones my great-uncle dug up while plowing were older than Peter and Paul.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Hard work is frequently an accumulation of easy things you didn’t do when you should have.

FOOD DRIVE: Lawyer Nathan Jolles is participating in the third annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy and will be holding a food drive through May 2. He says you can just drop off nonperishable and nonbreakable canned goods and boxes of food to 2812A Hillcreek Court between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

TODAY’S JOKE: Janet sends this in. She writes: “My husband shared a joke he found in the 1952 publication of Reader’s Digest Treasury of Wit & Humor:

Groucho Marx said: “I’m an ordinary sort of fellow – 42 around the chest, 42 around the waist, 96 around the golf course and a nuisance around the house.”

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historylover 04/25/14 - 09:51 am
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Georgia Decals

I could not agree with you more on this Bill Kirby! it is my theory that perhaps a lot of Georgia fans did not actually attend the school, but just support the team. Now as a Georgia Tech graduate, I am quite sure that all of the vehicles sporting our decals are driven by safe and considerate drivers! Including those of our fans! LOL

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