To those about to kill me…

I don’t know what is going on with drivers this week. I have had not 1, not 2, but 3 near collisions since Monday morning.

To the mechanic at Jiffy Lube on Lincoln whose tool cart rolled out of the garage, down the driveway entrance, and into the street nearly slamming into the side of my car, and who laughed at the absurd humor of a runaway tool cart: Don’t those wheels have locks on them? And, also, I appreciate the humor of the situation, but most certainly did not at the time.

To the frazzled girl on Roscoe and Damen who nearly wrecked the entire front end of my car while not looking on a left hand turn out of a parking lot: I am sorry I layed on my horn and scared you half to death while yelling obscenities… but you did nearly total my car. Bad. I was shaking for miles.

To the asshole in the big Canyonero on Damen and Byron today: Thanks for trying to squeeze you giant ass, gas guzzling car in between stopped traffic to turn left onto Byron. You knew there wasn’t enough room, we were all stuck waiting for a truck to move and couldn’t do jack shit. You hit the car behind me (lightly, but none the less), causing her car to bump forward into the back of mine, and then you sped off down Byron. Fuck you.

What is with this week? And before the inevitable backlash in the comments of why don’t you bike / take the train / take the bus / walk? Because I just can’t. I have to run 1,768,923 errands on my lunch break and after work which would take me 800 times as long to accomplish without my car. So there.

3 Comments so far

  1. tankboy (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 10:37 am

    It’s not just you. Tuesday was divine and traffic was non-existent…but drivers since then seem to be trying to make up for lost time in the “I’m going to kill you with my car” department.

  2. steven (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 12:25 pm

    I’d like to thank the van driver who didn’t look to his left while making a left turn…right in front of me while he was on my right. Thank you. I needed that scare at 6am.

  3. tom (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 6:28 pm

    i just did my errands on bike today, and for anyone who even SUGGESTS biking would be safer, try biking down western avenue during lunch hour. i’m amazed i’m still alive. but also still shaking.

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