10.03.2007

 

Do you Merge? Or, Road Rage: 101

Answer me a few leeeeetol questions about Proper Driving Etiquette would you Por Favor? Si? Si. When there is a sign stating

LEFT LANE CLOSED
PLEASE MERGE RIGHT

Do you do so? And at your earliest convenience? Or are you a racer? Must you be at the front of the line fucking up traffic for the rest of us? Yes, yes. There is a story here. Allow me to illiterate.....

I've just merged onto RT 309 (kindly, and with proper etiquette I might add) and there is a large orange sign that states

LEFT LANE CLOSED
PLEASE MERGE RIGHT

I do so in a timely manner. With Turn Signals. Yes, the right lane is a wee bit slower, but if everyone moves over in a timely manner we will fly through the miles and miles of one-lane-iness. Unfortunately that is spoiled by the inhuman mutherfuckers who MUST. BE. FIRST! Because Lord knows they are Important! VIP's!

Anyway..... I rant! So this woman in a Big Ass SUV starts merging into my car. OH HELLZ NAW BITCH!

Me: WHAT THE FUCK!!!

SUV Lady: WHY YOU BEIN' SO RUDE??
(she was white and I don't know how to type a Brooklyn accent)

Me: YOU SHOULD HAVE MERGED BACK WHEN THE SIGN TOLD YOU TO. *stupid bitch isn't getting in now. Fuck all that noise*

SUV Lady: BECAUSE EVERY ONE IS BEING A RUDE BITCH LIKE YOU AND WOULDN'T LET ME IN!

*I would like to point out she was NOT using her turn signal.

Me: I'M A RUDE BITCH? YOU'RE NOT USING YOUR TURN SIGNAL!!!!!!!!!

So, no. I did not let her in. I made that bitch brake. I feel I am in the right (if slightly road ragey and vindictive. I could have let her in.) One of the Rules of the Road I learned was when you wanted to move your vehicle into another lane you use your turn signal to indicate you would be doing so, or use your signal to ASK to move into the lane.

Let me give you a little analogy. It's like in High School when the bigger kids would cut the lunch line. You either push your way in or you ask your friend to cut. If you ask me I will let you cut, but if you try and shove your way in I will make you hit my car. So you tell me. Am I completely wrong? I know I react poorly, but the concept, it's right isn't it? You should ASK to cut the line.....

P.S. I totally know I have a problem about the turn signals but they are there for a reason! USE THEM.

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I am SO with you on the merging. Every day, the road going home merges the left lane into the right lane. There's a sign about a mile before indicating as much. Regulars on the road know it. And yet? People fly by in the left lane, making everyone slam on their brakes as they cut in.

So I never let those assholes in. It's ironic because people like them are the reason traffic is backed up, inciting their need to fly up in the left lane.

I admit I tailgate the car in front of me maliciously so those left lane assholes will never get in front of me. I waited my turn in line. Fuck them.

I'm so glad I'm not the only one!
 
You are so right. I had the same experience on a highway recently. Sign posted with plenty of time to merge, and a big-ass truck rushed to the head of the line and starts to literally turn into my little car. I don't know if he had his signal on because I COULDN'T SEE IT! He was right next to me, not in front where I could, ya know, SEE his signal.

I honked my horn, because I honestly didn't know if he saw my car. He honked back and, of course, gave me the finger. Bitch! No way I was going to let him in now. He got in behind me and tailgated, fiercly, for the rest of the construction zone.

In retrospect, not the most mature behavior on my part, but sometimes us little guys need to teach the big assholes that they need to follow the rules, too.
 
I like the bumper sticker that says, "Visualize Using Your Turn Signal"
 
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