Road Rage

 

 

Since I can’t exactly sit down and have a heart-to-heart  with person who drove home behind me last night, I’d like to address today’s post to him.

Let’s have a little chat about your driving, shall we?

Should you ever again find yourself driving behind my little car, please remember that there is really  no need to drive three and a half inches from my rear bumper. I assure you, there is nothing exciting going on back there. You won’t miss anything by dropping back a few feet. Seriously, if you’re going to insist on forcing yourself that far up my ass, I’m going to have to insist on dinner and a movie. And lubricant.

And let’s talk about your lights. Specifically, your brights. Now, I’m no scientist, but it seems like even a moron would be able to understand that driving your giganto-mobile up behind a very small car and blasting your brights is a bad idea. Those suckers reflect back off my rearview, my sideview, my windshield, my glasses, and quite possibly the surface of the moon. I’m sure there are Coast Guard helicopters with search lights that don’t illuminate as much acreage as your brights do.

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Moving right along, let’s discuss speed limits. Really, this one should be fairly self-explanatory. If the sign says 55 MPH, that doesn’t mean “drive as fast as you possibly can.” No, it means “Amy is going to get pulled over if she drives 56.”

55

I don’t speed because I will get a ticket. Every single time. If the speed limit is 55, I drive 55. End of story and sincere apologies to Sammy Hagar. If you, in your unshakable delusion that you are Mario Andretti’s long-lost twin, decide that you want to blast down a country road at speeds in excess of 70 MPH, then have at it. Have a ball. But don’t flip me off, honk at me, or shout nasty comments about little old lady drivers as you blast past me on a double-yellow.

You were right about one thing. One of us truly is a “dumb fuck.”

At this point, I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the fact that you got pulled over less than five minutes after you passed me. I’d like to tell you how truly sorry I am about your speeding ticket and those pesky little points on your driver’s license.

I like to, but I can’t.

I’m too busy laughing my ass off.

 

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6 thoughts on “Road Rage

  1. I loved your comment on the bumper hugger. I get so many people doing this to me lately. If there’s a way to do it safely I’ll pull over or change lanes. These people irritate me in heavy traffic the most as usually I can’t move over. They find a way to sneak by me by cutting off other traffic, but I get a little laugh when they still get stuck at the same stop light right in front of me. Or, when they’ve changed lanes and they end up stuck in a line of cars that are slow to go and I get to slide by. I just love those moments. So much for their getting there trying to be a speed demon. 🙂

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    • Glad you enjoyed it! My dad once got so irritated at a bumper hugger that he stopped in the middle of the road. When the guy behind him had to stop as well, Dad got out of his car, casually walked back to the other fellow, and told him “I’ll be happy to pull over and let you pass if you’ll be so kind as to turn off your f*cking brights so I can actually see where to pull over.”

      Of course, that was roughly forty years ago, and it’s a different world now. Just can’t approach people like that these days!

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