posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 12:30 PM
reply to post by FortAnthem
No offense, OP, but you are just going to have to let it go.
Everyone has some idea of what everyone should be doing to make traffic better. One of my favorites was a guy that came in to where I work, all
flustered and pissed because 'traffic' made him 'late'.
His solution to the whole mess was that everyone needed to 'close it up', yeah, he thought that everyone tailgating one another would take up all
that un-used space he saw between cars, and that would somehow alleviate the congestion.
Yep, people start having crazy ideas; like, "everyone should somehow be on the same sheet of music concerning when they should and should not get in
or out of what is colloquially known as 'the fast lane'", the speed limit is the same in 'the fast lane'; in fact, it's name is not 'the fast
lane' at all: it's the left
All of that crazy 'variety' that is messing up the 'rules' and pissing you off so much, is necessary for traffic to flow at all; if everyone was
in lock-step? You would never get home.
And yes, it sucks when some police officer loses his cool in traffic and starts doing stupid stuff like oppressively tailgating people and stopping
them to write out a ticket for going 63MPH.
If everyone would just mellow the hell out and give one another space, instead of losing their minds, this grand upheaval of American driving mores
would be a lot less uncomfortable.