I'm really sick of driving around the Washington DC area, let me tell you. I've got the driving portion of my commute down to ten minutes, and people still try their best to cream me when I get on the road. I just love it when I'm driving down the road and some ijit starts tailgaiting me and making faces at me because I'm moving too slow -- and I'm going 15 mph (24 kph) over the speed limit. Or the bozo who thinks I'm going too slow when I'm doing 80 (128) in the RIGHT lane of the Interstate, so he tailgates me.
What annoys me the most is this, though: why do people feel the need to decide for
me if it's safe for me to move in traffic? For example, the guy and his girlfriend who let me know through a variety of hand gestures that I was the lowest form of life on the planet for NOT driving around an accident, despite the fact that there was a solid, fast-moving line of traffic to my left and I was at a dead stop.
And now, in the last two days, I've had:
1) someone angrily wave me through an intersection when my light was RED
2) someone demand (with their horn) that I pull into an intersection to make a left turn (rather than wait behind the stripe for traffic to clear)
Have they STOPPED teaching drivers that you should let individual drivers decide when it's safe to proceed? Have they stopped teaching people that right-on-red is an option, and that people going right-on-red have to yield? Good lord.
Back in my hometown I used to marvel at "road rage." Now I understand the feeling.