a highway with no one on it…

23 Jul

i work daily from 12:30pm until 8:30pm, which means i’m on the highway coming home when it’s almost dark. this is my least favorite part of the ‘work experience’ but there’s no way around it unless i get a new job. which i’m working on.

anyway, on my way home last night, i got to a point in the highway where there’s an small incline & i have to actively speed up a little. i was in the right hand lane(the slow lane, right?) and going about 60 mph because with gas prices as they are, i’m not going to waste any when i’m just going home on a Tuesday night – i felt no need for speed. the posted speed limit is 50.

someone in an SUV or truck, I can’t tell for sure which it was, starts tailgating & flashing the high beams at me, rapidly & repeatedly. to me, this signals 2 things: the driver is either being a dick or it’s some sort of emergency alert to me – i was a little nervous because i had started to notice a car overheating sort of odor. so because i am a worrywart and because i drive like an old lady, i pulled over. nothing was wrong! i should have known.

why do drivers act this way? i don’t understand at all. i’ve been a driver(and a human, for that matter) long enough to know that i can’t change people’s behavior but still…
i was doing all the right things – in the slow lane, going a little above the limit…there was probably plenty of room for the person to change lanes(i didn’t really notice) but even if there wasn’t, slow the hell down! or change lanes! your emergency is NOT my emergency!


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