People that merge into your lane when there isn't room for them and their car.
Okay, people that live/grew up in larger towns/cities may find this one amusing. Heavy traffic, forceful merging (just came up with that one), honking horns, it's all part of everyday life, right? WRONG. I grew up on a small island that is about 6 miles off the coast of Maine. Year round population, approx. 350 people. No traffic lights. No need to merge, anywhere. Highest speed limit, 40. Yes, I got off-island (by car ferry), and experienced driving in heavier traffic, but to put it in perspective, the area I live in now has a population that is about 1/5 the population of the State of Maine.
Please pardon me while I reminisce for a moment.....
|The Ferry Dock|
|The lighthouse on the island where I grew up|
|Me, rowing a boat (please join me in singing), 2 summer ago. Yes, I'm heading towards the boat that's behind me. So far so good. : -)|
Soooooo, I was driving my daughter to daycare yesterday morning, and as usual, I stayed in the middle lane (out of 3), because I know that at a certain point on that street, the far right lane has to either turn right or merge. I prefer to just know I'm in the lane I need to be in, even though I was stuck behind a bus. Well, most drivers don't like being behind buses, so they all go to the right to get out around it. One car was unsuccessful, so he forced his way into my lane. I had 2 options. 1. plow into the back rear panel on the driver's side of his car. 2. slam on my breaks and hope my daughter had a strong hold on her snack bowl full of cheerios. I opted for #2, while honking my horn. He throws his hands in the air (safe driving, moron) as if to say, "what else was I supposed to do??" Ummmmm... be a better, more considerate driver?? Use your side mirrors (they're NOT just for decoration...and it's harder for objects to appear closer when you're about to HIT them)?
Please don't think I'm a bad person. A little road rage once in awhile? Yes, I'm guilty. My son proved that one day when we were waiting to pull out into traffic, and he yelled at the cars in front of us, "Come on people, MOVE!" Oops.
I do let people merge in front of me, quite often, but doing what this guy did? Uh uh.
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