Saturday, May 31, 2008
Another Number One For Michigan?
Well, after two trips to the Detroit area in the past two days, I have come to the conclusion that Michigan stands a real good chance of being number one in the number of stupid, rude, and inconsiderate drivers. On I696 (the major east-west highway, there is a spot where there is major construction going on == that means lane closures. Yesterday it went from four lanes to two; today it went from four to one -- this one was at the point of a major on ramp, so effectively it went from five to one. Now, we saw the usual number of "important" people who felt it necessary and their RIGHT to zoom on through the left lane until the absolute last minute and then to cut in front of the rest of us who wisely began moving right when we saw the first signs of looming lane closures. Those ego-maniacs who think that common sense applies to everyone but them piss me off, but it gets worse. There were some who had moved to the right lane, and then deciding that that was taking too long, moved back over one or two lanes to zoom up right along with the other arrogant idiots. All that these two behaviors tend to do is make the merging process much more difficult and dangerous. The highway construction folks give anywhere from 1 to 3 miles forewarning of lane closures for a reason! If everyone would start moving in the appropriate direction, things would slow down, but it would be a lot less stressful and not as slow a process as is caused by ego-centric idiots who think that they are somehow too good to sit in a traffic jam with the rest of us. Come on folks -- let's learn to be responsible drivers and pay attention to the signs.
Posted by Old Pastor at 7:58 PM