Wow! I’m glad that so many of you liked yesterday’s rant about some of the stupid people lurking around MySpace. It wouldn’t be so sad if it was true, right? I received a bunch of messages about how you liked that post and that put me in an interesting position for today since I had so many things to write about. I was going to write about the old lady (in her late 60’s) that I saw this morning at the Wawa who had huge fake breasts that made her look like some type of grapefruit thief, but I think I’ll write about the morons on the road this morning since it will allow me to get a little bit more steam out.
Anyone involved in the debacle that was central New Jersey’s morning commute today knows that it was horrendous. The rain came down like a flood and visibility was all but nonexistent. So what would you do in such a situation when you had to go to work in this weather? Clearly, if you were a moron driving a white, Acura SUV this morning you would be riding everyone’s tail and swerving in and out of traffic! Look, I don’t know what this asshole in the white Acura was trying to accomplish, but I watched in my rear view mirror as he zoomed in and out of the two lanes of traffic until he reached where I was on the road. And then, almost unbelievably, this guy came to within less than a foot of distance between his car and mine. Seriously! Who does that when you’re driving in a torrential downpour? An idiot does that, that’s who…
Almost as bad was this woman driving in a little Volkswagon Cabrio. I’ve never driven a small VW so I don’t know how these things handle in that type of rain, but this woman had her emergency lights on and was cruising at about 30 miles per hour. If I had a direct line into her car I would have said, “Hey, honey, you create more problems than you solve when you do that!”
Look, I understand that some people are horrified of driving in the rain. It can be a very scary event. In my mind, you have two scenarios when it’s torrential outside – don’t drive at all or, if you have to drive and you get caught in a monsoon, pull over and wait for it to die down.
But for the love of all that’s good, don’t put your blinkers on and smoothly sail away at 30 miles per hour on a major, two-lane highway when everyone around you is going at 60 – 80 miles per hour. If you don’t “know” that doing this is going to create major problems, you probably shouldn’t have a license in the first place.
Your comment about how idiots drive have inspired me to share my experience on saturday, June 13, 2009. I was on my way back from NJ to Brooklyn. I exited on the 65th street exit on BQE, then some idiot teen driving a honda was trying to cut in front of me by going through a solid line. of course i didn’t let that happen as the line was pretty long at that point and would be unfair to those behind me. alright after that the lane divided into two, left must turn left and right must go straight or right right (sign posted). that honda went with the right lane and tried to turn left, again trying to cut me off. again i didn’t let that happen. oh well afterward the traffic light turned red, then some dude went out of that honda, knocked on my window, and said…”you almost hit my car twice”, i went out of my car and said, you were not right trying to cut like that, and you wasn’t suppose to turn left as that lane is for straight or right turn. then he started pushing me and stuff. where did people learn to drive like that? this truly endangers everyone on the road. owning a car doesn’t mean you own the road, people have to start observing the rules!!!