I gotta have my own lane in traffic…give it to me.
The drive to work was congested this morning. According to the radio, in addition to an accident at I-10 and Washington, a woman went into labor. I think they were two separate incidents, but who knows. What I do know is the shit was backed up, which of course meant that all of the special drivers differentiated themselves from us regular folk. In the shot above, you will see two examples of what I’m talking about.
The car on the left is a regular HOV driver + passenger. No problem. The car in the middle is a solo driver who decided, rather than wait in traffic like a dumbass, she’d go ahead and cross through the barrier to drive on the HOV lane. A number of people did this, which caused the HOV folks who were clipping right along to have to slam on their brakes as these idiots pulled in front of them with little warning. Finally, the car on the right is driving on the shoulder. A lot of people did this, which is why it was so easy to capture both of these dillweeds in one shot. In my continuing quest to chill out when driving and not get so worked up (aka screaming obscenities in combinations never before heard), I thought I’d take some pictures as these people went flying by my non-moving car. Did it work? Meh.
Though I’m certain some of the people who were hotfooting it illegally down the highway had valid reasons – job interview, woman in labor, Beiber (beaver?) sighting, I’m pretty sure that most of these people think they are just too damn special to have to sit and wait.
There is such an abundance of special people in the world today that you are actually special if you do not think you are special. You dig?
[By the way, I took these pix with a new app in my iPhone. The colors are all weird. What’s funny, though, is that it captured my state of mind on the drive in. Now that’s an app!]