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Fuzzy on the causality issue

On the way into work this morning I had to drop off pirateguillermo, then the Baby Goddess. We had just left PG at his office and were getting back on the freeway when a person in a large white SUV came blasting past us, blew through the metering light and nearly ran a car up ahead off the road.

I passed this person, who had been thwarted by traffic and stupidity, and got off a couple of exits later to take the BG to school. At this exit I need to make three turns in a couple of blocks, so lane choice counts. Left from the furthest right turn lane, left from the furthest right turn lane, and then all the way right for a right turn.

This person blew by me again and got into the furthest left turn lane, which had no one in it. I make my turns and was over into the far right lane for my right turn. And here comes this moron into my lane, with me still in it. No signal, no looking to see if anyone was there. And it's not like this person was either slightly behind or in front of me. The car was exactly parallel with me.

I beeped my horn and this person a)swerved back into its lane and beyond, forcing another car to swerve left to avoid it, b)flipped me off and c)slowed down sufficiently to get behind me and turn onto the street I turned onto. And then turned around and went back the way they came.

For pity's sake, if you're going to smoke crack, have the decency to wait until you get to work.


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Jan. 24th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
I would say that, in most cases, one has to be stupid to consider an SUV a good investment -- especially with gas prices.

Now, I know people who've gotten used SUVs for really low prices, and that's one thing. My father owned a Jeep Cherokee for years, but he took it out camping and carted his kayak around on top of it; that's another thing. For the majority of car owners, though, these things aren't true.
Jan. 24th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
SUVs are freaking awesome vehicles for bad, inconsiderate drivers. They make them feel safer and more secure.
Jan. 24th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
WTF?? Was Oblivious Man driving?

I always crack up when I catch up to and/or pass people who broke several laws to get ahead of me. I wish they'd still show a film in driver's ed that I saw in school, that showed only a 10 second advantage (over a five mile, trip, I think) between the guy who sped and cut people off, etc. versus the guy who drove within the laws. And anyway, people get so stressed when they drive. I don't get it most of the time.
Jan. 25th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC)
Wow. You know. People really amaze me.
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