Thursday, October 16, 2008

Up Your Tailpipe

I take the LA freeways to work every day, and I don't get road rage. I used to, but I stopped because I felt that it was dangerous. Now I'm pretty mellow, I don't drive aggressively, I just get in a lane and stay there. But I do have a couple of rules. I don't let SUVs or Hooptie old cars merge in front of me, if I can avoid it. Yes, I see you signaling - and I appreciate it. Many people don't have the common courtesy. But as soon as you merge in front of me in your huge SUV, I can't see anything. Sell that P.O.S. and get a more fuel-efficient car if you don't like it. And for those of you driving a 1985 Toyota Tercel, 1975 Ford Maverick or some similar old jalopy you're planning on driving until the wheels fall off, I don't need to be breathing your exhaust. I read that a tiny percentage of cars like yours account for the vast majority of vehicle-related air pollution. My 2000 Mitsubishi is pretty clean, so I don't think I should have to suffer while you pollute the environment and waste gas. You can get behind me. Hybrids, on the other hand, can merge in front of me anytime. That's my rant - I'm done.


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