GRRRRRRR Stupid drivers!!!!

So, the person is already on the freeway going the speed limit (55 right where we were), I am merging from an on-ramp. As is the 'rule', I am adjusting my speed to match the traffic. 

However, as I am matching (by slowing down to fall in right behind the person ALREADY ON THE FREEWAY, I notice that the slower I went, the slower this IDIOT went! Once I realized that we were both going UNDER 45 mph, and my lane was fast ending (hey, it WAS just a merging lane), I realized that this person was insisting I took the lead which left me praying REAL hard that I had the acceleration to get up to speed enough to get in front of this person (remember, I was still in the now dimiinishing merge lane) and get enopugh speed to keep from being smushed by traffic actually ON the freeway!

Anyway, I made it on, with the 'help' of this pinhead that had now dropped to <b><i>35</b></i>mph! I just did my inner chants to keep from following said 'hole to their destination and beating them unto death, but I did hear many horns blaring BEHIND us from the people that were having to slow down to a crawl because someone didn't understand merging traffic YIELDED to traffic alread going past that point!

Perhaps I am mistaken, though. Was I the one that needed to speed up past the traffic already going, or was I supposed to be the one slowing down? Now I am not sure! I thought I was doing it correctly, maybe not, but at least neither of us ended up over the cliff (well, I didn't since that was where my lane was ending!).

Thoughts, corrects, ridicules (for either of us!).

Comments

Merging traffic always ...

Merging traffic always must yield to traffic already on the major lanes. As a "rule," the driver should have moved to the next lane to allow for you to merge appropriately -- by not having to slow down or speed up.

What I really hate is if ...

What I really hate is if I'm in the far left lane, and there's a slower car in the right lane, and he's the only one there, and he merges in front of me and slows down further to let the other guy in. Dude, don't inconvenience me, to let that guy in. I was there first, and he has plenty of room.

I swear, some mornings as I commute, I just want to Ram someone. I don't, but I get satisfaction out of picturing it!

<p>you were right Walter, ...

you were right Walter, HE was wrong, maybe he was just being nice BUT you should have been able to get behind him. and that is one of the reasons why I drive the left or middle lane ESP. when lanes are merging on cuz I HATE to get behind some slow ass who isn't up to speed.

You were right Walter. I ...

You were right Walter. I still remember taking my drivers test and having the question "When you are on an onramp what should you do" and the correct answer is "get your vehicle up to speed in order to merge in".

You should have followed him and kicked his ass.

*sorry... it's THAT week and I'm STILL super moody*

oh yeah, I remember why, ...

oh yeah, I remember why, AK...I'm awaiting my "special" day now...

yep, walter you did right ...

yep, walter you did right that other person should have moved over or kept his same speed. lots of idiots on the roads and you have to watch out for them or they will get you.

Dawn - AK, i feel for both of you but since i had the plumbing removed 25 years ago i don't get "special" days anymore and it feels GREAT!

haha, im just ending my ...

haha, im just ending my "special" day. lol.

Today is my LAST day of ...

Today is my LAST day of dealing with it. My mood has already gotten better too!! :-)

Speaking of driving tests; ...

Speaking of driving tests; my son just took his a little over a month ago (been driving with his learner's permit ever since and hasn't killed anyone *YET* too) - Anyway, one of the questions on the test that he was warned about by his cousins (who are both a year older) was "You are stopped at a red light that turns green a man with a white cane at the street corner then begins to walk into the road ahead of you. What do you do?"

Anyone know the answer, and more importantly - the reason why?
I didn't figure it out right away but found it kind of interesting and somehow funny at the same time.

You wait for him to do his ...

You wait for him to do his thing. He's blind.

Good for you AKsnowbunnie ...

Good for you AKsnowbunnie (and good for the blind folk around you when you're drivin') cuz you're the first one here to chime in with that co-rrect answerrrr.

If I ever go blind you're the first one driving a car that I'm going to step out in front of! LOL!

I only knew that answer ...

I only knew that answer because I had it on my test up here. I don't know if they do this everywhere, but when I changed my Drivers License from PA to AK I had to retake the written exam, but not the driving part. I saw the question come up and I read it about 5 times before I thought about the one part that mattered - The white cane. I went to college with a blind kid, and it was the only time in my life I had seen a white cane.