Last weekend I went on a road trip, and that was awesome! This week though what I’ve experienced is a steady decline as I get mired in the daily gridlock that is D.C. traffic. In comparison traffics was almost non existent on the road trip with the notable exception of the misery that is I-81.
Additionally, I find that more than a few drivers do not respect the integrity of the left lane the result of which is slower traffic, and my dismay. This was not a problem on the road trip, with the exception of the “brief” six hour hell spent on I-81.
Furthermore people in daily traffic do not extend courtesy to other motorists as much as they could. I suspect because drivers feel some sense of anonymity tucked away in their own car cocoon not feeling compelled to be courteous as often because their identity is not readily known or the driver’s not expecting to come in contact again with those drivers they’ve offended over the course of their commute.
I’ve discovered the solution; go on another road trip. Wait. No, I can do one better. Take another road trip avoiding I-81 at all costs. Whatever the solution for easing back into everyday life AFTER a road trip we can all be nicer to each other out on the roads.
That still doesn’t change the fact that I want to go on another road trip! Any suggestions?