Bulldozing through the Commute
Some days I wish I drove a bulldozer to work.Embed from Getty Images
I’m so serious. Today is one of those mornings that I wanted to learn how to operate heavy machinery just so I would have a license to push all the ridiculous drivers onto the shoulder of the highway. Just picture it. My petite body operating 2 tons of fun with the song lyrics “move, get out the way” by Ludacris blasting on the radio! Wait.. do bulldozers come with radios? Let’s just say it’s blasting on my phone. I digress. You may be thinking “Whoa Brittany! You have a serious case of road rage.” I bet once you hear the things I saw during my commute this morning you will totally understand my frustration.
The city of Houston is one of the ten worst cities in the country in terms of traffic. I finally figured out why. People are so preoccupied with so many other things while driving that they can’t be bothered to actually drive!
Today I was stuck behind a lady who was not keeping up with traffic. People were passing us and even jumping into the lane in front of her. When I was finally able to pass her, I looked into her window thinking she has to be texting someone. What I saw just blew my mind. This chick was putting on false lashes. I was like really?! You have me over here doing 10 mph so you can put on freaking lashes! Why couldn’t she do that in the parking lot at her destination?
But wait… there’s more. I have the misfortune of getting stuck behind another driver in a pick up truck who was swerving in and out of the shoulder lane and my lane. I’m wondering to myself is this guy sleepy? Is he drunk? Is he texting? Either way I am worried about his safety and mine. So I put on my signal light to get over and a kind samaritan let’s me over. I look over into his window and what do I see? Take a wild guess. I’ll wait… This dude was typing up a document on a laptop! I was like really dude? You have got to be kidding me! Just because your laptop is portable, that doesn’t mean you should use it everywhere. How dangerous is that? And sadly that’s not the first time I have witnessed this craziness since I’ve lived in Texas.
This kind of tomfoolery is the reason why the number of deaths from car accidents in this city is so high and why I have just a touch of road rage. Humans of Houston please do better! Or else you will force me to have licensed to drive a bulldozer and push those of you who purchased your drivers license online off the road. Don’t worry guys I’m only kidding…or am I 😉 Anyway what’s life without a little crazy thrown up in the mix?
Hope you all a having a fabulous Thursday. Only one day until the weekend 🙂