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I Hate When People Try to Kill Me

I have been working at the new place for a little under seven months now. For every day of that seven months, I have made the same left turn from the right lane, because it's marked as "go straight or turn left." And for the past couple of days, I've nearly been killed by idiots who are incensed to find a motorcycle in the lane that they were going to turn into from the far left lane. Never mind the fact that I was right there next to them with my signal on at the light. They're angry at me because I've caught them out, not paying attention. They're angry at me because I scared them with a near-miss. It's my fault that they're too busy with their cell phone conversations to pay attention to driving.

People in cars piss me off.


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Aug. 5th, 2003 11:26 am (UTC)
I've seen places like this... Osgood at Auto Mall in Fremont (Fry's corner)... the right lane before Osgood is turn-onto-osogood-only but I've nearly been slammed twice by soccer moms on cell phones[1] who go on to the next block to turn onto the freeway.

[1] not a bad idea for a porn site. And I wonder if it counts as a threesome if one party is conferenced in. Mmm, logistics.
Aug. 5th, 2003 12:11 pm (UTC)
a) I have made that exact same left-turn, every day, with exactly the same dirty looks from idiots trying to turn into my lane, but much more safely since, if they do turn into my lane, they run into a car that's generally bigger than theirs (until a couple of weeks ago, anyway).

b) Many of those idiots, I have found, work here. I am now in the habit of *not* looking at faces, so I won't have an actual, reachable target for my road rage.
Aug. 5th, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am absolutely not above accosting people in the workplace and saying "What the hell do you think you're doing?" I did it to one guy who was shaving at the light. He said he does it every morning, so I asked him if the light was long enough for him to get his back too.

No word on that yet.
Aug. 5th, 2003 02:40 pm (UTC)
Was that someone here?
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