(R) Sometimes I think sick me is more authentic than healthy me, because healthy me spends a not insignificant amount of energy being patient with things that annoy me while sick me just gets annoyed. I don't know if St. Louis just has worse drivers than elsewhere, because I haven't driven regularly in very many cities (although, drivers in San Francisco aren't exactly top-notch, probably because they get out of practice and pedestrians are horrible), or maybe it's because I spend more time in city driving in St. Louis.
If you're changing lanes in front of somebody
merging onto the highway, don't slow down
. That seems like a pretty simple concept. There's a reason they have exit lanes; that's where you slow down.
If you want to make a right turn from a street with several lanes, get in line
with everybody else. Don't get into the left lanes, zoom past people, then try to muscle back in.
If you want to make a left turn against oncoming traffic, turn on your blinker
. And wait for oncoming traffic
to finish its oncomingness.
If I had still been driving the Cavalier this morning, I might have been involved in an accident. I cannot 100% say that I would have stopped for all three idiotic road maneuvers on the same morning.
Grrr....This would be a great week to take the whole week off if that were a realistic option.
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