posted on May, 16 2018 @ 08:27 AM
Just got back to Little Rock after 3 hour trip and experienced a rant o sorts. I have had a few jobs where I had to commute numerous miles daily and
I am just flabbergasted at the behavior of some individuals on the highways. These folks that, no matter what, remain in the passing lane the entire
time, often traveling at the exact speed limit(which I commend for legal reasons, yet they are breaking the law at the same time staying in passing
lane), while most people drive a tad over speed limit in general. So is it ego? As in "I'm not gonna pull over for nobody?" I saw a guy do this
for a solid 20 miles before he disappeared in my rear view. He was stalling next to 18 wheelers backing up traffic in the passing lane for miles. I
saw angry drivers tailgate him, flip him off, pass aggressively on the inside and express other gestures of frustration.
I have traveled numerous times thru the long I-5 in Cali too and they are the worst at this(granted Cali drivers are also some of the best drivers
in general as well) where there were no other cars for miles in any direction,and drivers still ride in left lane exclusively. Personally it is an
interesting process internally, being behind them, getting angry and just wanting to pull in front of them and come to a stop to force them to switch
lanes, then just taking a deep breath to relax, then laughing at how upset it makes me, haha. Ultimately I just let it go and smile, for this is how
I have grown past letting road rage affect me, because it ain't worth it in the end.
Nevertheless, why? Why do they do this? It is fairly common and not limited to sex, race or age. It has to be a conscious decision and I can't help
but feel they simply take pleasure in agitating others(kind of like some folks round here
) Anyway, if nothing else, I hope this rant may change a
left laner's mind and convince other's involved to just breath and let it all go rather than get aggressive. It is just bad that we have to break
the law and pass on the inside lane to traverse this anomaly.