Three things I learned driving on my own for the first time:
- There are some people who are assholes who cannot drive.
- Those said asshole people who cannot drive will let you know that you cannot drive when in fact they cannot drive.
- The road rules that you know and follow do not matter because no one follows them here.
I met a couple of those asshole people on my way to begin my pre-employment process which consisted of getting fingerprinted, a background check and a drug test I had to drive to three different places to get all this done.
As I was driving down a fairly busy road, I came to a traffic stop that seemed to back up traffic. I noticed that if I pulled my car up anymore I would block the intersection, which is illegal. I stopped my car so that I wouldn’t block the intersection and so I could let a truck in. The second I stop I get a slew of angry horns blaring. The light up ahead that was congesting traffic was still red so even if I moved forward the other cars would be no closer to their destination than I was. Patience is something some people down here lack.
The assholes who cannot drive and tell you that you cannot drive love to try and talk to you at traffic stops as if you will listen. I certainly did not. As if my window not being down wasn’t a clue enough. I just gave the guy my dude-I-am-new-here-so-my-lack-of-direction-is-something-I-can’t help-so-could-you-kindly-insert-those-inconsiderate-comments-up-your-ass look. It’s obvious I don’t know what the hell I’m doing.
I couldn’t tell you exactly what this asshole said to me, but from the looks of it, it wasn’t important, nor necessary. The traffic stop lasted longer than I wanted and I was more than relieved to finally drive off.
I was cut off three times. You all know what right of way means? Right? Good. Well, these assholes don’t. They think it’s okay to go whenever, which causes accidents. Nevada is notorious for accidents. Each day during the morning traffic report on the local radio stations, more often than not there is an accident or two that blocks traffic and slows drivers down. It’s funny, if people would wait their turn and not rush then accidents would be no existent during the morning commute. We all have places to be and cutting off traffic slows you down more than getting you there.
Although, I do not like my driving experience here I feel that I must stay positive about it because frustration will make matters worse. This will take some getting used to. Moral of the story, ignore assholes because you don’t need that negativity in your life. I sure don’t.
*Sorry for saying “asshole” so much, but anyone who knows me knows that I swear like a sailor especially when I’m angry.