I Just Can't Figure This Out

September 24, 2004

On the way to work this morning, a couple guys decided to cross against the light. It wasn't a matter of them being in the intersection when it changed, either; they saw the light was red and just hopped right on out.

One of them grew some common sense when he got 10 feet into the road and saw that rush hour traffic doesn't have any convenient gaps in it, and that there was a bus coming straight for him. The other guy is apparently from someplace where getting splattered by a bus is considered fun; he stood in the middle of the lane glaring at me as drove past.

Now, I admit that I was looking at this guy like he was a total idiot. I'd like to think that's because it's true. But I wonder how someone can be so disconnected from reality to think that the 3000-pound objects hurtling through a green light at 30 MPH or so should yield to him, and that the people driving said cars must be assholes for not doing so.

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