R.a.n.t. of week 06/13/04
*PLEASE NOTE - I recently found R.a.n.t. articles posted to an older website I once owned. I've decided to reprint them in my current run, but have decided to edit the articles. For comparisons sake, I've decided to run the unedited versions as well. In a way, it's kind of fun to see how my writing has changed in eight years.
So I'm driving to work today by way of the free-way. In order to get on the free-way you have to get in line. There are three lines you have to get into, two for those who are alone in the car, and a third for carpool. A carpool consisting of two or more. The lines for the solo drivers are considerably longer than the line for the carpool. Most of the drivers in the morning are like me, we get in line and wait our turn. At the beginning of each line is a stop light that only allows one person at a time. You think that would upset me? Of course not, I'm considerate and I understand the need for them. What I don't get is how some people think they are allowed to shoot up the carpool lane when no one is in it. I wait my turn, as does everyone else. But these jokers either have never heard of the carpool lane, are ignorant and don't know how to read, or are just plain rude. I fail to see how someone that might use these lanes don't know what the carpool lane is for. It's to encourage people to carpool. So these people feel their time is more important than those of us that abide by the rules. Why does it upset me so? Just because I know they don't care. They are most likely the same people that will refuse to allow you to merge when you need to. Have you ever been in one lane and you want to get in the next lane and instead of slowing down and allowing you to merge they speed up as if you getting in front of them will delay them an hour or so. And what's with people that zip around you on the city street just to get in front of you and then suddenly stomp on their brakes to make a turn. Or the one I love is when they zip around you just to make it to the next red light. Some people are so inconsiderate when they drive. Why? Especially in the morning. Where are they typically going? TO WORK! I'm never in a hurry to get to work. And I know being late an additional .2 seconds will not make matters worse.