Let me set up the scenario:You are heading home and you aren't in any particular rush, but on your way you run into construction. Okay, a little frustration sets in and with each rotation of your tires your mph decreases...the stage has been set for a small case of road rage. You've been waiting now for 20 minutes, with no clear reason why. You are far enough away from the construction site that you can't see the cause and then you finally spot it...the inevitable sign:
What does this mean. For me, it means amplified frustration. Why? Because I am a rule follower. When I see an arrow that tells me to move right, I move right. Unfortunately it seems like 75% of drivers see the arrow and think, "I can go a mile more in this lane and then get in front of everyone that has been waiting patiently at the last possible second." With each car that zooms by to the left my aggravation skyrockets. They are the reason we have been waiting in this line for 30 minutes. They are the hold-up, not the construction.
And Then....(Handel's theme from the Messiah playing as you read)
a semi-truck drives up and straddles both lanes. That's right. He's had enough. He's doing what we all were thinking. Thank you truckers. What you did was a beautiful, beautiful thing. Let the road rage shift over a lane :)Name a time someone elses action made you want to give a serious high-five.