Getting to the heart of what matters...and tales from my journeys there.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I Love It, I Love it Not...Right on Red
I am not a fan of the law that allows right on red. I have enough stress in my life. (See posts about teaching.) I don't need the pressure of taking a right on red when I don't really have a good view to my left (especially on one particular turn I often make, where I am frankly shocked a right on red is even allowed), and the asshole impatient driver behind me is tooting his horn because I remain stopped where I can legally turn right. Often times there is a steady flow of traffic on the green light passing by, but does the person behind me see that? Or even care? No!!!!! S/he is just thinking what is this person waiting for? Really, we are talking seconds, not minutes. Regardless. Whether you are simply impatient or running late, I don't care. It's not my emergency. And I'm not willing to risk my life because you're in a hurry.
I wish there was a way communicate "Shut up! I'll go when I can! Sorry to hold up your life for fifteen seconds. Jerk!," without saying a word.
Oh, yeah. There is. One of my favorite gestures. And that deserves a [heart] note.