I have to confess I am a bit of a leadfoot. I drive a bit faster than I probably should. On the other hand, I consider myself a fairly safe and considerate driver. I’ve never received a single moving violation in over 20 years of driving. I am a militant about things like directionals and seat belts and the like.
Today, I was reminded of one of my pet peeves about other drivers. I got stuck behind this twit who decided that she was going as fast as anyone should, and decided to camp out in the left lane. She didn’t care how many people lined up behind her; she was going to stay right where she was.
I have decided that the day I hit the lottery is the day I install a rocket launcher on the hood of hte Shaggin’ Wagon. If they are very lucky and I am feeling particularly magnanimous, I’ll give idiots like her a warning shot.
As I trundled along fuming, it occurred to me that the highway I was on was a perfect metaphor for American politics. It’s OK to occasionally veer left, but you can’t stay there. The only people who stay one the left are the selfish, the arrogant, the stupid, and the insane.
It was at about that point that I started wondering if they really had fixed that exhaust leak last week…