June 27, 2001
Another Dumbass Driver
Yet another reason I hate people... On the way home from work yesterday I was stuck behind an old woman in a Honda Prelude. Never got closer than four car-lengths to the car in front of her, and was driving slowly.
So people would pull out from behind the traffic jam she was causing, zoom out in front of her, and dive back into the lane. Since there was now another car in front of her, she had to regain her distance, driving even slower.
This progresses all the way out Second Avenue, and onto Greenfield Avenue, going up the hill. She's keeping her 100 feet of distance behind a PAT bus that is itself laboring to get up the hill. I felt kinda bad for the bus driver. You know he wanted to go faster; he's got a schedule to at least pretend to keep. So you know he didn't want to be creeping up the hill at 7 MPH.
Near the top of the hill, right before the high school, the bus gives up. The brake lights and the four-ways come on, and it isn't making noise any more. The driver gets as close to the curb as he can, and starts to motion people around him.
Except this senile old bat seems to have forgotten the international signal for "come around." After about 5 seconds the horns start blaring (mine included) and the bus driver starts waving her around more emphatically -- "come around, you (*^% idiot, come around!" She eventually gets the idea and goes around the bus at approximately ¼ MPH.
No clever ending here; just still ticked about it.