So, some people might think I'm being a bit over-sensitive here, but hear me out. The thing that really ticks me off, is when someone doesn't realize that there's a green light right in front of them. Yes, yes, I am that guy who honks at you when you wait for, like, one second, without going through the green light. But I mean, really... You're driving a car. You're driving thousands of pounds of metal, plastic, glass, flammable fluids, electronics, and human flesh. What on Earth are you doing that is so important that you couldn't realize that the light had changed? If you don't realize something so fundamental, so crucial, so simple, as the light changing, then how can I reasonably expect you to notice the little kid chasing the ball into the street? Or the brakelights on the car in front of you as he or she stops to let a cat scamper across the road? How am I to reasonably assume that you have the acuity, attention span, and desire to safely navigate your automotive missile through the ever-changing landscape of American infrastructure, if you can't discern the difference between a red and a green light, dangling right in front of your face?
Hannah CampbellLOVE THIS. I honestly now understand a bit more about why people honk like that.
I loved the frank when you said "yes, yes, I am that guy who honks at you", but then you don't go off on some tangent in an argumentative, defensive voice; you're explaining yourself reasonably, and it's a very good reminder that even though people do seemingly annoying stuff, sometimes it actually is logical.
Thanks for illuminating me a bit; this was hilarious, as well!