It is a good thing I don’t carry a gun in my car. I would be way too tempted to use it on a daily basis. The people on the roads here are total jerks! (I would love to use harsher terminology, but for the sake of my family-friendly blog, I’ll just say jerks.) Rylie decided a couple weeks ago that she would rather eat breakfast at home than school, so we have been leaving a little later than normal. What used to be a relatively peaceful drive to work is now a huge stress-fest every morning. It is not a fun way to start the day.
I guess all of the nice people go to work early. So when I leave after 7:30 like I have been doing, I get to share the road with inconsiderate idiots. First let’s talk about the red light runners. Why do these people think that they are so important that they don’t have to follow stop lights? My main gripe is the people turning left from one major road onto another major road. When I have a green light and can’t go because one person (or five) decides that they don’t want to sit through another light cycle and continue to make that left turn right in front of me, I just want to gun my truck and ram into the side of them. (I have an Armada…who do you think will win?) Who in the hell do they think they are? I have to get to work too, you know. Orlando started installing red light cameras a couple years ago, and I am ALL FOR THEM! I think they should be on every single intersection in the whole Orlando-metro area!
And how about those people that don’t want to wait in line for an exit ramp or a turn lane? You know, the ones that drive up to the front of the line in the next lane over and then block traffic in that lane until they are able to force themselves over? Again, why do they think they are so important that they can just stop traffic in the middle of the interstate with a speed limit of 55 or more? I’m usually in the lane they are trying to force themselves in, but if I were in that center lane and they made me stop, I would be equally as mad. I used to stay super close to the car in front of me so that those jerks couldn’t get in front of me, but then they will just drive up further and scoot in even further up the line, so lately I have been just letting them in. WAIT YOUR TURN LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!!!
My favorite of all of these reckless, inconsiderate drivers are the ones that don’t stop for school buses. Trust me, I absolutely HATE getting behind a school bus, but I would NEVER endanger a child’s life because I am in a hurry. I drive on a very busy six lane road to get from the interstate to my office. It does not have a median. There is a school bus that stops on the opposite side of the road every morning to pick up kids. Do the people on my side of the road stop? NO! And if I stop (because that is the law, you know) I get honked at, cussed at, etc.
Does anyone live in a city where there are polite drivers? Does that even exist? Between the crime here and these rude, inconsiderate people, I am so ready to just get the heck out of this area! The crime seems to be getting so much worse lately. We have had several break ins in our neighborhood, and I live in a pretty nice section of town. Oh, and there was a cop killed about two miles from my office last week. But a murder in the area where I work isn’t generally big news…it happens often. Gotta love it!
It’s Christmas, people. Stop rushing. Stop being rude. If people drove with just a little more consideration, traffic wouldn’t be near as bad as it is.
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