There is a reason West Virginia is called, “Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia”.
I’m guessing that name has nothing to do with the drivers on our interstate highways.
Oh, internets, I may need an additional blood pressure pill after this post.
Why is it that some drivers feel like it is safe to send an e-mail on their blackberry, chug a latte, retrieve coordinates on their GPS, apply mascara and enjoy the happy meal that is sprawled out across their lap.
All while they are operating a moving vehicle. Seriously. I Just. Don’t. Get. It.
And I’m just going to throw this out there… in some instances the value of aforementioned techno devices is substantially more than the hoopty they are driving.
Some days, it is all I can do to make it home with all of my sanity. Because my sanity? Sometimes it gets left on the interstate because there is a rude driver or two who decides they don’t have the four seconds it would take to let another vehicle merge in front of them.
And speaking of vehicles, I was highly amused during our recent drive to Washington, DC by the vast number of people who use their vehicles as moving billboards by plastering bumper stickers all. over. the. back. bumper.
You know the ones of which I speak.
“I’m a gun-totin’ democrat”
“Honk if parts fall off”
“Long Live Kurt Cobain”
“If you can’t feed them, don’t breed them”
“Don’t blame me, I voted for Kerry”
“I wish my car retained as much gas as I do”
“My other car is a broom”
“Hillary is my homegirl”
“My other ride is Your Mom”
“Drive It Like You Stole It”
Cheap entertainment at its finest.
But, the all-time, quickest route to road rage for me?
It happens when you are in a construction zone and drivers are “encouraged” to merge because of an upcoming lane closing.
Please, please, please tell me that you are not one of the people who refuse to merge into the “open” lane, instead opting to travel in the lane that is closing until the last.possible.second and then expect all of the drivers who have merged when they were supposed to let you in because you are out of roadway.
Because those people? Those people aggravate the snot out of me.
What about you? Got a favorite bumper sticker?