I swear, there’s now a critical mass of cars on the road driven by people who people who learned how to drive from playing video games. They drive aggressively and for advantage as if a Thanksgiving trip to grandma’s is a race. One of them cut me off on the highway yesterday afternoon. He was coming down the entrance ramp. I was in what he clearly thought of as his lane. There were cars on my left, so I couldn’t pull over to let him in, and another car coming up fast behind me so I couldn’t drop back. If he was looking he’d have seen he needed to slow down. Rules of the road require him to yield anyway.
He wasn’t looking at anything but the space ahead of him and me.
Rules of the road don’t apply to guys like him, anyway.
He raced me and got into the lane way too close to my front end for comfort.
Then he got off at the very next exit, which was about a quarter of a mile away. He didn’t slow down to do that of course.
I really wanted to hate this guy.
And if his fast and furious driving wasn’t enough he gave me other reasons.
He was driving an SUV.
A BMW SUV.
He had a big Yankees decal taking up half his rear window.
He had New Jersey plates. Probably voted for Chris Christie.
I was all set for a good long hate.
Then I saw it. On his rear gate. Another decal. A yellow rectangle. With three red bars grouped in the middle, two thicker green bars on each end.
Of course, if he was a Vietnam Vet, he was too old to have learned to drive playing video games. He’d have taken a real driver’s ed class in high school.
Still can’t hate him.