What is it with the aggressive people out and about these days, oh Great Guru of Traffic and Human Behavior?
I am astonished at how hard people push it in pretty expensive vehicles just to get one or two cars ahead at a stoplight, stomp on it going on a freeway ramp to merge way before the solid line ends and scream past me burning dead dinosaurs like crazy – is it that there are just more rats trying to navigate the maze and not having any good time of it?
I am also agog at the pass on the right shoulder folk, jumping in and out of an exit only lane to pass. Where are they going? What life saving or threatening emergency are they responding to?
Crossing a parking lot is always a treat lately. I try and grab a shopping cart somewhere near my car so I will at least have a weapon, whether or not it is from a store I am headed for. And the honking! I was backing out of a parking space at Ace Hardware in WC yesterday, half way out when a big work truck from across the lot came screaming down the lane and honked at me to stop and not slow him down. He got on the freeway exactly one car ahead of me going North on 680.
I used to think “What a doofus”, now I just wonder what a mess their lives must be if this carries over to non-driving time.