Monday, June 12, 2006
an open letter

to the maroon mazda driving on 8th south at 2pm.

dear MM --

i cannot physically drive any faster than the car in front of me is driving. let me wait while you wrap your head around that. ......... deep, i know. SO tailgating me will actually not help either of us to drive any faster. i know the person in front of me was only going 30 in a 35. and i'm sure you were in a hurry. HOWEVER, tailgating only serves to irritate both of us. please note this for the future.

also, chill out.

the green car in front of you.

Blogger House Warden had this to say:

i hate it when drivers take their frustration, aggression, and everything else on the people around them. i get impatient with drivers around me some times, but the most i do is say things in my car, to make myself feel better i guess. i'm sorry you had to deal with that, especially when you weren't the one causing the problem

2:32 PM 

Blogger Muum had this to say:

prob some maroon moron from up north , here! Did he cut across an intersection when he made left hand turns, too??? (another common and peeve-causing maneuver around here)

2:50 PM 

Anonymous HolyMama! had this to say:

YEAH! leave the cute blond in the green car alone already!

10:09 PM 

Blogger LeighAnn had this to say:

You are hysterical!! That post couldn't be more true!

And my car is red, so it definitely wasn't me!

12:39 AM 

Blogger Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly had this to say:

That is hilarious. I have had those same thoughts. Nothing brings out hostility like driving. Wish I lived in a walkable city.


8:41 AM 

Blogger Noncommittal by nature had this to say:

o, how i feel your pain! here in Northern UT, i get stuck behind old farmers and in front of punk kids...

o the cursing i could do! thanks for your note on my blog!

12:43 PM 

Blogger terri had this to say:

emily, i love this one! i recently had a traffic altercation in which a stranger called me some pretty nasty names out his window (i didn't let him merge...he didn't have his blinker on and just decided to cut his wheels into my lane). i know. i am mean. but i let about 40 cars in already. anyway, for one brief second, i thought how great it would feel to ram my car full speed into the side of his. god, that would have felt good. and he might not be such an asshole next time. but the joy would only last a second, sadly. and then there would be a fist fight and car repairs. and maybe a lawsuit. but for that one second of sheer pleasure. : )

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