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other than actually waking up, my most unfavorite part of every weekday morning occurs at the tail end of my short commute. oftentimes the universe conspires against me, and i am forced to rage against the surrounding drivers.

richland and 682. four-way intersection. me, i'm turning left onto richland. across from me are seven hundred people coming off a busy highway wanting to turn right. this becomes a problem when i have a green left arrow [which i have previously discussed here OH MY GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE], giving me the right of way, but the highway morons are obliviously continuing to turn right. i swear i'm going to end up smashing into these people someday and I MIGHT NOT REGRET IT.

okay. so. between here and the next stoplight, we branch out from two lanes to three for various directional capabilities: left, straight, right. if you're local, you know that the lanes in this town are generally wide enough for your car and perhaps a tonka truck without actually sideswiping neighboring traffic. so creating three lanes where two used to fit comfortably only 50 feet back is just a little bit harrowing. and of course i'm heading straight. people turning left have this need to swing right before they turn, and people turning right have this need to swing left before they turn. one of these days i'm going to get squished between a bus and daddy's suv right in the middle of the intersection, and damn, i'm gonna be pissed.

add to all of this people traveling at eight miles per hour and pedestrians crossing at their leisure and PEOPLE NOT USING THEIR BLINKERS, EVER and i think i'm going to have an aneuryism one of these days. 

Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 12:25PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments6 Comments

Reader Comments (6)

May 4, 2006 at 12:32PM | Unregistered Commenterjared
You know I feel your pain sister. One of my favorite things to say it that all drivers are either morons or assholes depending on the degree to which they have pissed me off. I'm always sort of afraid I'm going to find out the person I just laid on my horn for or gave the look of death is going to be someone I work with.
May 4, 2006 at 12:54PM | Unregistered CommenterTB
i remember that post of yours, tb. pure brilliance.
May 4, 2006 at 04:43PM | Registered Commentermdog
Hilarious. And I too feel your pain. People who are otherwise slightly intelligent become morons as soon as you put a gas pedal under their foot.

Sometimes I just look at another driver and think to myself, "You are so lucky I'm not packing heat right now." Cause I would totally bust a cap in their ass if I could. Then I would remove the driver's license from their pocket, and cut it into a million pieces. And stomp on those pieces.
May 4, 2006 at 04:59PM | Unregistered Commentermeegs
This is MDog unleashed, for sure!! It seems every time I get mad enough to honk at someone stupid on the road, it ends up being an 85 year old lady and then I feel terrible!
May 5, 2006 at 11:07AM | Unregistered CommenterMOB
Recently, I read an article in the paper about drivers who don't use their turn signals...one of the most common reasons cited in a survey of people who admittedly don't use their turn signals is, and I quote, "I don't have time." Yes. No time. In the car. Driving. Toooooo busy. Can't expend the energy, flicking my hand up or down in a nearly imperceptible movement. I've got better things to do! My schedule is overloaded!!!

May 6, 2006 at 01:11AM | Unregistered Commenterhappyhearn

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