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Thursday, May 04, 2006

When Evolution Skips a Beat

Ah, the joys of commuting. This morning an idiot from my own county (and usually I cut fellow Greene County-ites some slack) became displeased with the 79 miles per hour I was driving in the fast lane on the interstate. Worried that he would become "stuck" behind me, he zipped around me, then back into my lane through the closing gap between me and a truck in the slow lane. Then what did he do? After endangering the lives of himself (it was a man, though a giant pink sticker on the back window said "Alabama Mom!"), his passengers, me and the driver of the truck? He slowed down to 75 miles per hour in front of me! AAAAAAAAAAGHHHHH!

It's amazing to me how often this happens on my commute. People are so stupid.


amanda said...

This has been happening to me a lot lately, but mostly because in the interest of saving gas, (I don't know what it costs there if you can afford to drive 79 mph, but it's over $3 here) I've slowed down some (low 70s, high 60s) and I've tried to give myself more stopping distance so that I can minimize the braking that I need to do and coast as much as possible. Good luck!

1:03 PM  
Patricia W said...

It's a form of aggression and it's exercised through control of others on the road. I believe its an epidemic on our roads. The more people find themselves out of control in both their personal lives and at work the more we will see this.

To be honest, this is one of the reasons I left D/FW. No form of mass transit and you have to drive so far to get where you want to go. I got so sick of it.

Just look out for these nuts and drive safely. :)

1:09 PM  
Kristin said...

I normally stay at about 70, in the slow lane, out of people's way, burning less gas. Today I was late! I know going fast will only get me there a couple of minutes sooner, but it makes me feel better. :)

5:15 PM  
Sheila said...

We have a lot of that here in Houston. They don't want to go faster than you are going -- they just want to be first.

I'm with Kristin. I'm in the slow lane these days letting the herd pass me by.

10:16 AM  
Lenise said...

You ok down there? They better not have gotten you! You'd like the latest house I'm coveting...

7:53 PM  

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