Sorry and I love you Dad!
My dad has a slight infatuation with traffic. To visit each other, one of us has to travel over the most highly traveled interchange in the world…the 405/101 interchange. On a good day there is traffic there. On a bad day, it can take you 30 minutes to move 3 miles. On a really bad day, you can get out of your car and walk around on the freeway.
As I posted a few posts ago- people are stupid and can’t merge. They have closed yet another lane on the opposite side of the road near my house and managed to screw it up even more than the first one. I almost sideswiped someone yesterday who wanted to be that asshole who cuts in at the last second. I was blissfully singing along in my car to Glee and was unhappy to slam on my breaks. A bird (you know, that bird) may have flown out of my hand.
As a result of the Volvo driving so badly, I chose to get road rage and ride his ass so the lights of my 4 runner would be right in his rear view. I don’t know if I was successful, but don’t F with me anymore.
Somewhere along the way, my dad just snapped when it came to traffic. He will drive 20 miles out of the way to avoid certain freeways. Now he speaks of the topic frequently, almost to the point where we tune out (or egg him on). After it taking 15 minutes to drive the three miles from the freeway to my house (which normally takes about 6 minutes, 10 if I hit all the lights, 3 if I hit none), I have officially gone off the deep end, via my dad.
The traffic is making me insane. I totally understand why people have road rage and have fights in the middle of the freeway. I wanted to honk my horn at about 70 people in just one car ride. I fight yelling out expletives because my kids are in the car and am finding myself doing the “disappointed in you” head shake at drivers.
The construction on the road to my house is scheduled through December. I might end up in a rubber cell.
Can all of you, my loyal readers, start a fund to bail me out of jail when I go postal on someone? (Or can someone make my Jetson’s car so I can just fly over all this BS?)