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"Here in my car", said 80s pop hero Gary Numan, "I feel safest of all". He obviously never shared the same stretch of road as me, then. Automotive tales of mirth and woe, please.

(, Thu 22 Apr 2010, 12:34)
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So many road rage stories to choose from, so little time...
I spend about two hours on the highway every day for my commute to and from work. So there's not a whole lot I haven't seen, from cars hanging from the overpass to hit and runs.

The area I live in has a high asshole to car ratio, and I really do believe that most people in this area have a significant drop in IQ as soon as they get into a car. As most of them are already in the double digits, this drop is hardly something they can afford. Many cars on the road remind me of little Maggie in the opening credits of the Simpsons. Happily swerving around and banging on their horns with mentally deficient smiles on their faces. Banging off other cars and concrete barriers like a little kid playing bumper cars. Driving to and from work is like trying to navigate a parking lot carnival without bumping into a freak. About 80 percent of the drivers around here have no idea what those shiny things on the sides of the car are for (checking their make-up and/or hair plugs?), and most of them didn’t take the “turn signal” option when they bought their cars.

But I can always find something in my commute to make me smile.

I like the people who swerve into the slow lane to pass, but end up stuck behind someone going even slower and can’t get back into the fast lane until they’re five or six cars behind where they started. This makes me smile.

When someone blows past you going 80 mph in a 50 mph limit area, while you’re going a nice steady 58 mph, and then you pass them a mile down the road because the state boys have pulled them over. This makes me smile. Sometimes I wave.

The really bad part about all of this is that since we moved to this area, the bad driving seems to be catching. We’ve lived here three years now, and last weekend we drove back home to see our families. Hubby was driving, and we were less than a mile away from our exit. He floored it, swept past a line of traffic and swerved over three lanes to get to our exit. I didn’t say a word, just looked at him with one eyebrow raised.

“That was the Columbus. I’m acclimating.” was his reply.

I guess if you can't beat 'em...

(, Mon 26 Apr 2010, 19:39, Reply)

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