Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's the Big Pedal on the Right, Folks!

Just a moment to rant...

What is so hard about reaching highway speed before merging on the freeway? Three times this morning I had to move over so some clown could merge at 50MPH. At 6am on Sunday morning!! Can't blame it on traffic! Especially the person in the new Cadillac. Somehow I just don't think that car has acceleration problems.

Just sayin...

7 comments:

Christina LMT said...

Pet. Peeve.

I can't stand when people do that. I hate it even more when folks already on the highway practically force you onto the shoulder because they'd rather collide with you than let you merge. Assholes.

Buckskins Rule said...

Agree with you on that one. I have absolutely no problem making room for people to merge...provided they are going at the same speed as the rest of us.

Buck said...

I nearly rammed an old man in the rear end at some considerable speed on a freeway on-ramp in Detroit one time. The dude came to a dead stop at the bottom of the ramp... like there was a stop sign or something. I never saw THAT coming... which all goes to prove one should "expect the unexpected." And yeah... the air DID turn blue. VERY blue!

Andy said...

That's the Seattle way, I tell ya. Merging at less than highway speed is all they do out here.

Buckskins Rule said...

You called that one Andy. I was on 167 headed to Tukwila on the morning in question.

Ann from Montana said...

I know I'm late to the game here, but just came over from Buck's place and enjoying my visit here and we are nearly neighbors...I'm in Kalispell... but commenting on this post because it is a thorn in my side! This was taught in driver's ed when I was a young'un and I guess either most have forgot or ??? It is particulary annoying when I'm in my motorhome and I make every effort I can to be up to speed - even in MT which I swear has the SHORTEST on ramps in the U.S.

As no one likes to be behind me, even if I AM going the limit, I stay in the right...when others are merging, slowly... and I'm not sure they see me, and at 33 feet of motorhome and towing my Jeep, I cannot always move left.

I feel better having written this even knowing nothing has changed...

Glad to have found your blog and look forward to hearing how things go with the young horse.

Buckskins Rule said...

Thanks for stopping by Ann. It does amaze me to watch people try to outrun or merge into motorhomes and big rigs. As though they can't see them.