I only get this way if I have been frustrated in
traffic. "What way?" you ask. Well, I try to be inventive in my
thinking so I can wile away the moments I am being frustrated by
something happening while I am driving. In this case, I thought of
something one of my son’s invented so to speak.

It was a
thought he had and told to make us laugh as we were stuck somewhere on
the Interstate because some folks just don’t believe it when the signs
plainly say (and put up by the State’s Department of Transportation no
less to HELP you if you would just read and heed!) when the signs state
plainly " Left lane closed in 2 miles". Now tell me, what is not to
understand about that sign? Guess what. As you travel on, these two
lanes will become ONE lane..yes, to re-state… ONE lane after you have driven 2
miles. So, as you are rocketing along 70 mph or less (or more) you
should be thinking about merging over to the right lane should you
happen to be in the left lane. You should not continue blithely about
your way just knowing that
the lane just might not be closed (it ALWAYS is!) or that if it IS
indeed closed, why, someone will let you in, won’t they?

That
is inconsiderate and rude. Because sooner or later, those drivers who
refused to do the right thing which is move over/merge are clotted up at the
closure, signal lights blinking, necks straining, eyes trying to make
contact with the drivers in the correct lane, asking silently to
be let in. And let in ahead of those who obeyed the signage!!!

What
does that do? Glad you asked.  Well, the law abiding driver probably lets the
inconsiderate boor in ahead of himself…then a few folks in the
correct lane drive on but…what? there are MORE drivers who are still
in the closed lane wanting in ahead of you.
Good folks will let you in, just as you knew they would, but guess
what? You created a bottle neck and a colossal slow down on the
Interstate just because… like Burger King… you wanted it YOUR way. Oh, the invention I spoke of before I started this rant.

Middle
son said he wished he could buy a real traffic light. Attach it to the
front bumper of his car.  Have it always on "green" facing him so that he
always has the green light and opposing traffic has the red light.
Then he could just keep on going no matter the conditions. After all,
he’d have the green light!!! Gosh, sounds like what those people who
just keep on driving despite warnings ahead, I think. I may be nursing
a viper to my own family bosom!!!!    🙂

But we laughed when he
said it.  You already remember that we want fork lifts installed, I know, to lift the slow pokes off the roadways ahead of us.

Anyway, just a friendly rant. All I was going to do was talk about that perpetual greenlight and wham! I started a rant.

Anyway, have a good ‘un…see ya on the road!!!

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