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Today: Arlington -> Phoenixville -> Arlington

It was going fine until the TWO accidents on MD 295 w/ traffic jams just far enough apart (1000 feet?) to make you think Google Maps was wrong.

But oh no, Google maps was not wrong.

I hope there is a special place in hell for every single motherfucker who cut me off, butted into my lane, and/or drove in the shoulder. Every. One. Of. Them.

If being a total jackass was a crime I would indeed have been the goody two shoes who called in ALL THE LICENSE PLATE NUMBERS.

And now it's St. Patrick's Day Night in my building. Kill me.

Had a really nice family day though.

Date: 2013-03-17 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reldnahkram.livejournal.com
Most people don't understand the Zen of traffic jams. You are at the mercy of the jam. There's nothing you can do. Traffic will clear, and when it does, you can return to normal speeds. Until then, there's nothing you can do but lazily creep along. Downhill is better because you can use neutral and just the brake.

Most people think they're the most important car on the road and that they should do everything in their power to get to the front of the line. It might get them to their destination 10 seconds sooner. They're wrong.

I especially love the people who, upon seeing that I'm taking my time covering the space between me and the next car instead of zooming up at the maximum speed I can attain in the 300 feet between cars, zoom around me and then back into my line. Congratulations. You're now one car closer to the front of the line. I hope you're happy.

Date: 2013-03-17 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reldnahkram.livejournal.com
Without question. Most people don't know how to merge. Which is to say, what you want to do is get moving at the speed of the lane you're going into and slide into a space. Everyone keeps moving the speed they were before. If merging involves stopping, somebody is doing something wrong.

Many traffic jams are caused by or exacerbated by merging. Traffic will work much better if everyone is going 10 and politely merging instead of oscillating between 0 and 20 as they ride the bumper of the person in front of them. But most people aren't polite on the road.

Date: 2013-03-17 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] think-too-much.livejournal.com
I am looking forward to a nice quiet St. Patrick's day at home. We'll cook pierogies or pasta or something not from an island. Maybe we'll share a drink. Maybe we'll mark the occasion by sticking to water.

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