OK. I wasn’t going to rant today. BUT… I drove to work. AND, some Bozo made me very angry. So, you get this! 😉
On the Freeway that I drive to work, the Entrance and Exit ramps are set up so that one could feasibly take the on and off ramps to avoid the intersection but not actually get on the freeway. In rush hours, Houston drivers will frequently use this aggressive method to “beat” traffic, thus cutting their commute to where ever they are going.
The problem with it is that they don’t allow those of us who are truly trying to merge into the on ramp lane, to enter the freeway, to actually merge. So, every morning, I try to get into the lane that lets me merge onto the freeway, but someone won’t let me in. There are some days where I’ll have to come to a full stop in and wait in order to merge into the lane to get onto the freeway.
This morning, I had some bozo in a truck not only intentionally block me from merging (I was 1/2 into the lane and I did use my indicator) but then sped up, slammed on his brakes, flipped me off and then tried to swerve into me when I was on the freeway, several hundred yards onto the freeway.
What is UP with these people? Seriously. I work hard at driving with the speed of traffic, indicating before switching lanes, letting people in my lane who indicate and generally be a good driver. And then there are people like this, who intentionally go out of their way to be a dummkompf.
It’s so very frustrating for me. The commute for everyone would go easier and be so much more pleasant if everyone would play nice and not try to get there as fast as they can. If they would go with traffic and the slower traffic would keep to the right like they’re supposed to, then we’d all get to where we’re going much quicker than we do…
So… I’m off to workies. Having a better day, now that I’m off the roads. I had to gripe about the heat in my office, it was really warm. No surprise as it’s the first really cool day we’ve had. Yesterday was a start and they haven’t gotten the heat sorted out yet. NBD, they’re very good about trying to accommodate the temperature.
Have a good day!
© ‘Fizz’ 2009