Monday, June 6, 2011


Road Rage are two dangerous four letter words.

I hate driving.  Loathe it.  I'm ok at it, and frequently find it necessary to do, but I find cars and driving and everything associated with them annoying in most aspects.  I can appreciate designs of many cars... but ultimately rate them in practical terms.

And while I know I'm not the greatest driver in the world... I get so amazingly frustrated at people who act like total idiots on the road.  The past week was full of them - horns honking when there was no obvious reason to...  people swerving through traffic... driving a relatively small fraction of the posted speed limit in a passing lane.

But every time I get frustrated, I have to calm down.  I know that.  I can't get angry against a totally anonymous person in another car who may have logical reasons (at least to them) for doing what they are.  I have to bring forth... calm.

1 comment:

  1. We have confusingly polite drivers who will wave you to take right of way when the Driver Ed textbook says it's theirs, but then change their mind mid-way. And the RI drivers that turn left by nosing their way into traffic so everyone has to yield. It even has a name; the Rhode Island Slide.

    To turn left around here you must be brave. (shoot, that's 5 letters. I still can't spell.)