I feel like the majority of the time I write about positive experiences in my life... my family, foster care, my job at the Happiest Place on Earth... so I'm entitled to complain every once in a while, right?
Alright, so the actual reason was because of construction and lane closures, but it really does boil down to drivers not paying attention. If there are signs up miles in advance letting you know that the right lane will be closing soon, then all drivers should be paying attention to what they need to do to prepare for that closure. If you're in the right lane, then you start looking for an opening to merge left. If you're in the middle lane, you either slow down a little to make room for those cars who are merging, or you maybe merge to the far left lane yourself in order to make more room. If you're already in the far left lane, then you try to make room for everyone else who is merging in your direction. It's simple really; maybe instead of doing the 60 mph speed limit, everyone will end up going 50 mph, but it really isn't that complicated.
Instead of doing as I have outlined above, however, people tonight came to a complete stop in the middle of the highway because no one can pay attention and follow the rules of the road. Gas. Break. Gas. Break. It was nonstop for so long that my foot was cramping up! I mean, honestly, there was absolutely nothing else happening aside from the lane closure. It was ridiculous!
Before I finish my rant on horrible driving, I'd like to point out one other thing that really bugs me... the right lane is for driving, and the left lane is for moving more quickly to pass cars. I feel like everyone does it backwards down here! I'll get in the left lane to pass someone who is moving incredibly slow, and then I end up stuck behind someone moving even more slowly. I think I have bad luck, because it seems as though every time I change lanes, the lane I just moved out of starts going more quickly. I just don't remember having this many issues back in New York! Sure, there would be traffic sometimes, and once in a while you'd end up behind a horrible driver, but it was nothing compared to the road down here. Just one more thing that takes a lot of getting used to, I guess.
Okay, that's it, my rant is over. It's time for me to get to bed. I just hope that traffic isn't bad tomorrow night, because I'm not even leaving work until at least 11pm, so I'd like to make it home sometime before it's time to wake up on Friday morning! The problems you deal with when you have a commute to work, huh? But hey, at least my commute takes me to and from Disney World! You can't beat that!
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