I am drivin' 25 through the kind of green light that lasts all afternoon

My driving skills have recently* been criticized by a friend of mine, who claims that I brake at green lights, concerned that they're going to turn red at any time. I have been giving this thought ever since then, and have come to the conclusion that there is only one possible rebuttal:


I don't brake at green lights. What I do is let up on the accelerator. It's the stupid car that brakes itself. And letting up on the accelerator has nothing to do with me being concerned about the light turning red - it has to do with my complete lack of faith in my fellow man.

I am constantly convinced that the driver in front of me is going to stop if the light turns yellow, and that the driver behind me is going to go through it. So I slow down because, for some reason, I think this is going to remedy the situation.

So if you're stuck behind me, I apologize. It's not that I'm a bad driver. It's just that I hate you.

* like, a month ago

srah - Tuesday, 5 August 2003 - 11:30 PM

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Comments (6)

gravatar alfie - August 5, 2003 - 11:45 PM -

People hate driving behind me.

gravatar katie - August 6, 2003 - 12:05 AM -

So, it's you I was behind the other day, then? Damn you.

gravatar alfie - August 6, 2003 - 12:25 AM -

You were in Michigan yesterday?

gravatar katie - August 6, 2003 - 8:14 AM -

Yes. I fly from Vermont to Michigan regularly, on my broom.

gravatar Erica - August 6, 2003 - 10:24 PM -

"It's just that I hate you."

Which is fine because I hate you more. Easing up at green lights? I mean, really.

gravatar srah - August 6, 2003 - 10:30 PM -

Yerrr, well, I don't let up the accelerator all the way... I just sort of get my feet into position to down-shift if necessary.

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