I’d love to be able to take Rosemary Esmay’s posts, make signs of them, and post them all along California freeways at 100 feet intervals. Get your slow butt out of the left lane already! Of course, here in LA, we have to be mindful of the fact that some slow drivers in the left lane are trying to get into the carpool lane (two or more per vehicle). However, a good portion of the grandma drivers in the left lane are alone and are not grandmas (or grandpas). (Note: young people, drive Grandma and Grandpa to wherever they want to go so they won’t have to subject the rest of us to the dangers of their diminished hearing, eyesight and reflexes.)
LA: the land of stupid, self-important drivers. I’ve been flipped off for going slow when I was blocked in front and on both sides. I’ve been tailgated in the same situation and when in the right lane. It the latter situation, the tailgater often had plenty of room to pass. I’ve been nearly run off the road for stopping on a green-light right turn to let a pedestrian cross the street. I’ve been cut off hundreds of times. (A cool, once-in-a-lifetime thing happened about a year ago. Some dingbat in a van cut me off with no signal. I honked at her and slowed down to keep from rear-ending her. Immediately a motorcycle cop pulled in between us, turned on his lights and pulled her over. I laughed and honked my horn in victory.)
Tired of being f-ed with, I recently ordered two things: veteran’s plates and a collegiate-type NRA sticker to put in my back window. Now what to do about the ones who can't read...
UPDATE: One of my latest daily reads, the hilarious Jim-on-the-water, has some good rules for cruise-control junkies and for being the passer or the passee. Must be that holiday driving that has us good drivers (heh) in an uproar.