Posts Tagged ‘driving’

Winter Jackassery

December 13, 2014

I always wonder, and wonder, and wonder. Why do I find the most obnoxious people driving behind me on the dark country road that lies between my place of work and mi casa? It makes no sense to me. There’s nothing in this town unless you live here. 142 is a very minor highway. 91, Route 2, 101? Always easy when I ever end up on them. People keep their distance, mind the rules of the road, stay out of your blind spots. I know this isn’t the case a lot on those roads, major roads, with way more traffic, but all the same, my miniscule state road that leads me home at night, gives me the most grief. Some idiot is bearing down on you, and finally realizes, “Holy fuck, maybe I should back this shit up!” But he or she or they keep their high beams on, shining right into your sightlines, so you can’t see behind or in front of you. Did I mention it’s snowing? Do I have to? I mean seriously people, you really know how to grind my gears.

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Dysfunction in Motorists Creates so-called Malfunction Junction

November 14, 2014

Welcome to Brattleboro, Vermont, where this one ridiculous looking intersection is the bane of most motorists’ existence. They call it malfunction junction. But this guy was on the scene to tell you it has nothing to do with the timers on the lights, or the intersectin itself, as confusing and awful looking as it is. For years and years people were driving through here and nobody on any side had lights to stop for. It was awful, it was hard to navigate, and it was quite simply, a problem. So the town ultimately got fed up with the complaints and installed lights at least a few years ago at this point. But the complaints continued. Some say it got worse, but I say it’s about the same, plus a little better because now you’re less likely to get in a collision with another motorist that doesn’t have to stop or slow down from his direction either. So here’s the shocking truth: this junction is still malfunctioning, because people still this many years on, refuse to acknowledge that there are now lights here. You know how many near misses I’ve had with people running red lights that are in traffic coming towards me? A lot. And that’s all I have to say. Learn how to drive losers!!

The Drive Home

December 6, 2013

Driving home last night was like existing in a place outside of time.  The fog had closed in on all sides, and you could see only the tiniest hint of the road ahead.  Think of a rough draft of the world, think of the primordial goop that there must have been before the creation of the universe.  In the few places where the fog had begun to lift, it was like watching the world be born, things coming in and out of focus the start of something new and curious and exciting.  I couldn’t help imagining the fog releasing its stranglehold on the world around me, breaking free, my eyes lighting on something I had never seen before, because it would all be new.  Besides a hell of a frustrating ride home, it become something so much more.  I think it is up to us to have these kinds of moments to truly get a better perspective on life and the world around us.