I’ve written similar posts to this, but I can’t help it. It makes me so angry and I have to get it out. I can feel a rage build and it has to be released, and you’re the unlucky people who get to read about it! Kidding.
Back to the point…Drivers. Traffic. Red lights. I fucking hate it all. This isn’t a suddenly developed irritation, but it has been greatly amplified this school year. My son is going up through school and is now at a different campus than last year and I hate driving to it. The town we live in has a population of around 13-14,000. Not a lot, right? Then why the hell does it feel like a city sometimes? I’m serious! Go ahead, chuckle. I know it sounds silly, but until you come down to Texas and fight traffic in this damn town, shut it.
I hate trying to get my son to school. Everything is fine until I get into town. The road I live on doesn’t give me too much grief usually, but once I get to town it all goes downhill. I have to skip over a huge intersection or chance getting stuck through the cycles of all the lights, so I have to do this little jump thing where I come in and jut off on a side road so I can bypass the lights. My next normal course of action would be to continue on from the intersection to the next traffic light, but I say “Fuck that!”
The second traffic light is just down from the school and, from what I’ve witnessed, there is usually enough time for roughly 4 vehicles to pass before the light changes again. Let me say that again: Roughly 4 vehicles. Only 4. In the middle of the school morning rush. People backed up to the previous intersection. It’s fucking stupid. I had to get creative again and find an alternate route. See, it may take me just as long to go an alternate way, but at least I’m moving and feel like I’m actually going somewhere. Having to sit through multiple cycles of one light pisses me THE FUCK OFF!
So, I found my alternate route, which involves a short jump through a neighborhood, and it comes right out at that stupid light, making it so I can just turn rather than having to wait through it. Genius, I know. 😉 After that light, I’m pretty well screwed. There aren’t a lot of alternate ways to the school after that, which is unfortunate because the next road is a single lane that people just love to slowly cruise down.
I go the short (although it feels like forever) distance down that road, to the next, and then the next after that. Unfortunately at this point all the people at the school are now backing things ups, so I’m sitting there waiting for all these mini vans and SUVs to hurry their 5 MPH turns.
I finally get to drop my kid off, only to have to pull out of the school and do it all over again, backwards. Ah, fun.