I thought I would tell you about an incident that took place the other week on my commute into the Asylum. Its an interesting look into the stupidity of the human mind, and how people will risk lives to get an extra few minutes before leaving for work. Its madness if you ask me, leave on time, leave five minutes early, Hell be five minutes late, its not worth dying for. If you want to risk your life and die, join the forces overseas. don’t risk innocent lives in collateral damage.
Let me explain.
I was driving along enjoying the countryside, I was the front car on my side the road, so clear road all the way. That is to say clear apart from the lane of oncoming traffic. Well It was early morning commute hour. So I’m driving along when one of the oncoming cars decides he wants to go faster so starts overtaking the rest of the traffic in his lane. The side affect of that is he’s now in my lane accelerating towards me, and there’s no way he can make the front of the cars and pull back in before he will reach me “This could be messy“. So being the sensible person I occasionally pretend to be, I decide to slow down in the hope he can make it.
“This may work… WTF!!!!!” Since I am now slowing down to try and avoid a head on collision, the car behind me has decided he’s in a rush so is now overtaking me to get in front. Yes dear reader we have two idiots trying to overtake into the path of oncoming vehicles AT THE SAME TIME! If i was not actually there at the time, I would expect this to be the plot of some comedy. We now have four cars heading towards each other at high speeds. Yes that’s two cars in each lane heading at each other. Its such a hard concept to consider since all you with normal minds will be going “what? he cant mean they were all heading at each other” I’ve made a small image to show exactly what I mean.
How this did not end up in a multiple car pile up, I am still trying to work out. As soon as it got into the situation shown, I drove my car off the road and up a grassy bank to make sure I was out the way. The car heading towards me managed since I was no longer on the road to drive through where I should have been, and using the gap created by the second idiot being in the wrong lane to pull back into his correct lane before he reached the next car along on my side of the road. The two cars on the other side of the road, thanks to some good emergency stopping & breaks managed to come to a rest with their bumpers touching, and the other cars had slowed down like me, seeing the possibility of a crash.
Why people, Why? Is it really so bad that you may be 1 minute late?
Please think and drive!