Friday, April 27, 2007

Slow drivers are a pain in my ass

Ok, so there's very little I hate more than tailgaters. And I certainly hate it when I realize I'm doing it myself. But today I just couldn't help it. I was cruising along, going my usual 10 over on my last stretch of the drive home, right? Right. Well, I get through the 2nd to the last light before I have to turn off of this road. I'm coming up on a car in the left lane and a van in the right. The van is slightly ahead of the car but the cars gaining on it, slowly but surely. So I put on my signal and get over to the left lane long before I should even begin to have to put on my brakes. I'm getting closer and closer to the car and when I'm practically right on top of it I finally notice that it's no longer gaining on the van. It's front end is nose to ass with the van (you know what I mean).

So I get close but still a respectable distance away. But close enough to let them know I want to get past so either speed up and get over or slow down and get over, right? Right. But no, this dumb ass stays right where he is so I get a little closer and a little closer to encourage him doing one or the other. Eventually I can't get any closer for him to do anything else BUT to speed up and get over. But nope no way.

The speed limit is 55, this dumbass was doing maybe 53. I was not a happy camper.

Very steadily the van started inching ahead. I thought about getting over but figured I better wait to make sure they'll even get ahead enough for me to go around. It did and two other cars actually did go around but by that time I was so pissed at the asshat in front of me I stayed where I was. I did back off enough to a pretty respectable distance but was still too close for the speeds we were going. Good thing there was no one else around I could've darted into the right lane if I needed to.

People, if you're going to only go the speed limit or under it even, get the fuck over into the right lane. That's what it's there for.

Media quote of the day:

When I drive that slow, you know it's hard to steer.
And I can't get get my car out of second gear.

I can't drive 55
No, no no,
I can't drive...
(I can't drive 55)
I can't drive...
(I can't drive 55)
I can't drive 55

I can't drive 55 - Sammy Hagar


saintseester said...

I always seem to get behind farm equipment when I am going to be late to work. 20 in a 55 is annoying.

How's your head?

Katrina said...

I get the big semi's. At least one almost every day.

My head is fine, thanks for asking. I was amazed I never got a visable bruise on my forehead. The scab just came off last night from the scraped area. But yeah, I'm just fine thanks.

Natalie said...

Driving below the speed limit is insane. There is absolutely no reason for it. None. At all. Unless driving conditions are horrible. Then there is generally no reason for driving the speed limit.

Katrina said...

Absolutely couldn't agree more!