Monday, July 19, 2010

Creativity Tips: Channel Your Road Rage

So, Kate and I are driving home from K-State on Sunday ... going through road construction that lasts for approximately 30 million miles. The sign indicating that the left lane was "closed ahead" appeared, and 99 percent of the drivers politely pulled into the right lane.

Then, there was the other 1 percent. A man with a personalized plate indicating he was a reverend zoomed past the right-lane line of cars, then in front of us. Another car sped to the front of the very long line.

At that point, the person driving a van a few cars in front of us got creative. The driver pulled the van into the middle of the two lanes, effectively blocking the left lane while maintaining the van's position in the right lane. The number of "I'm more important than you and I can go to the front of the line" drivers dropped off immediately.

Taking up two lanes is probably illegal. But it certainly was creative. And, added bonus: It made me laugh.

It's summer. It's hot. Don't worry about how fast you're progressing this week -- just keep moving forward!

P.S. No, I am not encouraging you to break a law to make me laugh. That would be Bad Jan. Very Bad Jan.


Lezlie said...

I am always pleased when trucks do this. Unless you have a medical emergency, please just merge with the rest of us and we'll all get where we're goin' just fine.

Jan said...

Hi gang ... several of you have noted having trouble leaving comments, and I apologize for that. I'm not sure what the deal is. And, I haven't been able to find a way to notify people of follow-up comments. I'm still working on that. Meanwhile, Brenda left me word that she has done this car maneuver on the construction-crazed roads in Dallas! Oh yeah!

Jan said...

Love it. Always happens when I'm on I-70, heading to KC from Illinois. Better for me to laugh than to rage (I'll try, but no promises).