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In the future, if you want to turn left, I suggest you be in the left lane. And you might want to signal your intent. Do not be upset when I do not yield my right away and stop. Yes, I realize your car is newer than mine; in that case, if you are worried about your bodywork, I recommend you follow the rules of the road and not expect me to be reasonable and be intimidated into stopping just because you are three-quarters of the way into my lane. Just be prepared to explain to the cop filling out the accident report why you were making a left turn from the right lane without signalling. And keep that piddly little horn to yourself: it sounds anemic!


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Mar. 29th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
today was one of those days i couldn't walk to my office from the T because apparently red lights don't exist.

but, when my god-like powers arrive, All Will Be Taken Care Of.
Mar. 29th, 2004 08:47 am (UTC)
Is your truck banged up? Are you OK?
Mar. 29th, 2004 08:55 am (UTC)
I think he misses his rental car and wants the truck back in the shop ;)
Mar. 29th, 2004 09:48 am (UTC)
Nah. The truck gives me a sense of empowerment and reckless aggressiveness. The rental car forces me to be a good driver.
Mar. 29th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
I'm sorry I wasn't clear. There was no accident. Our cars came close, but the other driver figured out just in time that I don't back down to idiots unless we're going fast enough that not backing down could result in serious injury. It just pisses me off that drivers will do stupid things that could result in accidents and then act angry because I don't slam on my brakes and let them get away with their stupidity.
Mar. 31st, 2004 09:29 pm (UTC)
I had one rule when driving in Panama: I don't bluff! Somehow my attitude penetrated even the machismo-soaked brains of the local populations because they got out of my way ... sometimes at the very last moment.

I do not drive like that in California. But, judging from my experience in 1964, that may be the way to drive in Minnesota ... except that you wait a couple of seconds when the light turns green in case somebody wants to turn left. It sounds like you met a misplaced New Yorker, Panamanian or Italian, somebody used to driving by a set of rules where personality establishes dominance.

Hopefully that won't happen too often.
Mar. 31st, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC)
No, I met a Typical Boston Driver.
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