When Traffic Leads To Pain

The folks in LA know a thing or two about traffic, that’s for sure, but only in DC would we build a road that would be so crammed full of cars and traffic that it would back up nearly almost all the way around the city when the drawbridge goes up. Hell, I’ve been forced to invent profanity just to adequately express my rage when some douchebag in an urban assault vehicle decided he needed to merge into my lane on top of me. But of course, that’s the best part of the whole process here in DC, leaning on the horn, swearing like a tranny longshoreman, and flipping the bird. What’s your favorite remedy in these situations?

4 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 9:58 pm

    Best way to avoid traffic? A bicycle, fool, as we’ve discussed before.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 9:59 pm

    That’s nice for intra-city commutes. Not so helpful Arlington to Rockville or Bethesda to Southeast.

  3. Tiff (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 10:17 pm

    Or to like, anywhere that’s not DC. Which is most of where I want to go.

  4. colin (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 11:03 pm

    I cut my driving teeth in and around LA. So far no-one here has threatened to shoot me so that’s a plus. I find that the only way to cope is to let go, and listen to something on the old iPod.

    And when I finally crack (i.e. Tyson’s Corner at the Holidays, getting cut off for the third time by the same jackass, or similar at the American Legion Bridge) why I just cut them right back off. Nothing quite as liberating as driving a 9 year old car.

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