Friday, April 17, 2009

Open Letters

Dear Person Sitting At On-Ramp Signal:
Fascinating, isn't it?  How the light goes from Red to Green and back to Red SO FAST!  I can see how you might have missed that, three times in a row.  It's OK, though--I, for one, was not born knowing how on-ramp signals work, either.  And besides, you weren't in my lane, so, what the hell do I care?
Dear Person Stuck Behind On-Ramp Signal Virgin:
Clearly, I was in a much better position than you were, to enjoy the hilarity of someone sitting indefinitely at an on-ramp signal light, so, forgive me for laughing.  I must say, you demonstrated extreme patience in waiting until the second signal was missed before laying on the horn, however, passing someone on an on-ramp once they finally figure out that they are supposed to GO ALREADY is not recommended.  It would be lovely if morning commutes never involved me wincing in anticipation of a disaster directly ahead of me.  Luckily, I was in a stopped position at the time you made your daring move, so I could close my eyes.  The lack of crashing noises was an unexpected delight!  Nice drivin'!


  1. Reminds me I have a traffic post brewing in my head too.... and WTF is up with the "Sunshine Slowdown" Do people not own sunglasses & have visors installed in their cars???????????????????????????????????????????

  2. I'm a bit of a sunshine slowdown person myself, even though the sunglasses never leave my head, and I do have a visor. I blame the FILTHY windsheild. Perhaps I will send a kid out there with a bottle of Windex and a roll of paper towels. After all, it is mostly their footprints that I'm looking at! Don't ask...

  3. Are the on ramp lights particular to MN? I've never seen them anywhere else.

    I'm with you on the weird things sunlight does through a filthy window.

  4. nope, we gots them here in Madison Wis......

    and I have to admit, I'm one of those on-ramp daydreamers. 'Course, in general I'm a daydreamy-ish driver, so . . . well, really, I got nothin'..... I know I get cursed at. Sorry.

    In other news, I fell down at the LYS and spent $140. Does it help that 8 of it was coffee or not?

  5. Did you fall down, or did somebody pick you up and shake you until all the money fell out of your pockets?

  6. nope. entirely "can't make up my mind on a colorway" driven.......

    love em all, even after I got 'em home....yay!!


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