Traffic Exhaustion

Ross was in Dallas this week for a work conference. What this meant was that I was solely responsible for dropping Scarlett off at daycare and picking her up. This. Sucked.

First, Scarlett doesn’t want to be up at 6:30 in the morning and was not pleasant when I woke her up or immediately there after. There were a lot of tears, as well as, many many contradictory statements.

Me: Here, I’ll put this on.

Scarlett: No, I don’t want to wear it.

Me: Scarlett we don’t have time for this. Let me put it on you.

Scarlett: No, I wanna do it.

Me: Then do it.

Scarlett: I don’t want to.


Then I spent a lot of time sitting in traffic. I counted it up. I spent 9 hours at work and at least 2.5 hours in the car each day. And let me tell you something, the fact that I’m alive is a miracle. People are assholes and really don’t know how to drive.

  1. I don’t understand those people who want to do 10 miles under the speed limit as a parade of cars start backing up behind you. Meanwhile the road is completely open in front of you. Seriously. SPEED. THE. FUCK. UP.
  2. What do you think you’re doing, skipping across three lanes of traffic to exit the highway at the last minute. At some point, you missed it. Just go to the next exit. Don’t kill people because you were talking on your phone and not paying attention.
  3. Let’s talk about merging with traffic. I don’t understand why this is such a hard concept. Speed up to match the speed of traffic on the highway.  Your lane is ending and the people on the highway will either speed up to give you room or slow down so you can merge. Help us out by at least trying to go the speed everyone else is going. You should not try to merge going 35 mph when the rest of traffic is going 65 mph. You’ll kill someone!
  4. This one really pisses me off. You can clearly see that there is a line to get on the highway. It stretches a ways back. Do not, and I repeat, DO NOT drive up past the line of cars to the on ramp and expect to get it. That is a dick move! Not only are you pissing off everyone who got in line at the appropriate point, but the people in the other lane that you are now holding up because you think you’re special enough to cut in.

I think I have to stop. I’m getting angry again and I’m not even in the car.

Ross is back and I don’t have to do that anymore. That makes me very very happy.

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