So, I was going to work tonight, and all was well. I was cruising along at my usual Q-rated speed in the left lane (AKA my lane), and I thought that this was going to be a usual trip, fraught with nothing exciting.
I was a tad wrong. Sems that Mr Minivan ahead of me was driving along at about 10kmh faster than the cars in the right lane. No biigie, I thought. I’ll slow down and wait until he pulls over and blast back up to supersonic. Ya know, sometimes, you can be wrong.
The thing is that he wasn’t only going barely fast enough to justify a pass. He was also dangerously weaving left and right as if drunk. Or, maybe he is just an asshole. It was option #2.
I was eager to get past this guy, as I had no desire to be part of his accident, so I was alert for an opening. When he got by any cars, he’d weave into the right lane, but only half way, as if he owned the whole road (for the want of a rocket launcher…). Then, he’d barely escape collision with the cars ahead and pull left a bit.
Finally, this accident waiting to happen did pull to the right, after which I turned on the afterburners and blew by him so fast he was probably in reverse. As I went by, I had to peek over. Sure enough, he was having an animated conversation on his cellphone, which was cradled on his shoulder, wedged ther by his big, stupid head! Proof positive that the research is true.
NOTE TO ALL DRIVERS WITH CELLPHONES: Please, please, please! Buy a headset. They’re only $30-40 now, even in bluetooth wireless. If you can’t fork it over, then PULL OVER if the conversation has to occur! Save your life and those around you.
I realize that this rant is appealing to one’s common sense and that, because of this, it may miss its intended audience, but I just had to say it.