Don't you just hate it when you're stuck in a monumental traffic tie up and some Yeawho comes zooming up at the last possible space and wants to merge into the line?
Well, I know I do.
I was about 3 miles north of West. [Those of you who regularly travel the I-35 corridor between DFW and Waco or points further South know where West is. It's that place you stop to get Kolaches.] So there I was traveling the speed limit, for a change, and traffic comes to a screeching crawl. And I do mean a <10 face="Arial" color="#990000">
And wouldn't you just know it? Some jerk, in a Lexus, comes tearing up on the left, trying to force his way in at the head of the line where the rest of us have been patiently merging from two lanes into one lane and are now exiting the highway and trying to merge with the uncooperative traffic on the access road. I could have wept with pride and joy when the two cars directly behind me executed the PERFECT blocking maneuver. It was as if they had planned their moves, I swear! One went far enough to my left to block Mr Stupid Lexus Guy, and the other went just far enought to the right to block him. It was a thing of beauty.
When I finally drew up next to the deputy, I asked him how long this tie up lasted. "Well,Ma'am, in about two exits further up the road, you'll be able to get back on the highway." He lied.
Two exits further up, the traffic on the highway was at a dead stop. People were getting out of their cars to see what was going on. Traffic was moving on the access road, Thank Goddess, but those poor folks on the highway, for two miles, were stuck.
There was an Ambo getting somebody out of a car and since I didn't want to slow things down by being a Looky Lou, that's all I can tell you. Right after that was an entrance ramp and I used it and got back on the highway. But for those of you who are used to that stretch of road, it took me a solid hour to get from mile marker 331 to 366.
Now, please, next time you see a line jumper, if the spirit moves you, just sort of casually drift over and block his/her progress. Think of it as teaching them the importance of patience. And courtesy to their fellow drivers.