Note To The Driver of the Red Sports Car (a 7QT post)


Highway (Photo credit: bibendum84)

Note to the driver of the red sporty car on the interstate:

1. I have three small children in my van, and it’s raining. Hard. I can barely see out my windshield.

2. I am going two miles per hour over the speed limit. The truck in the right lane, six car lengths ahead of me, is going the same speed as me and spitting up an impenetrable wall of mist.

3. I am not going to pass it. Refer to #1.

4. I am not going to drive in its baffles. Refer to #1.

5. I am not moving out of the left lane, no matter what gestures you choose to throw at me upon passing me.

6. Besides, you don’t even have your lights on, Mr. Arbiter of the Rules of the Road. In this rain, you became invisible before you cleared the truck.

7. I get your irritation, but that’s too bad. My family’s safety is more important than your need for speed.

Sincerely, the mom in the blue van.

(BTW, I have a fiction prompt up today too, if you’re interested.)

7 quick takes sm1 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 171)


3 thoughts on “Note To The Driver of the Red Sports Car (a 7QT post)

  1. LOL Bravo! It’s a shame the driver won’t likely read it, and it was raining too hard for you to capture his license number… πŸ˜‰

    Actually, the Creaters of Driving Law strongly advise people to drive below the speed limit in bad weather… 10-15 miles per hour, I think. However, when I do this ~ and keeping in the “slow lane”, mind you ~ it never fails to upset the drivers behind me. LOL
    Everyone and their little old grandmother passes my car, to the embarrassment of my family.

    I don’t understand the compulsion people feel to exercise their speed muscles, regardless of the driving conditions. Being late for work is stressful, I realize, but I’d rather arrive late than dead. πŸ˜›

  2. as someone who is constantly carpooling, i have to go to my happy place otherwise i’d go nuts:))

    p.s. two summers ago we were driving a rental van in southern italy … oh my the honks, stares, and rude gestures because we were too slow! but it’s part of the culture, so we didn’t let it get to us:)

  3. I love living in NJ but have to say, I think the drivers here are worse than anywhere in the world. Seriously, just driving the actual speed limit is enough to get people flipping out that they aren’t able to do 10-20 mph over the speed limit – in any weather condition. I don’t care, though, I do the speed limit anyway. πŸ™‚

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