It’s a wall. Our lane is a wall. We do not let cars merge into a wall. That is not how it works.
And if a wall has just one weak spot that the enemy can penetrate, then the whole wall is pointless! You’re making our whole wall pointless!
But other drivers don’t understand….
Sometimes, as responsible drivers, there are situations where we need to hold the line. (Love isn’t always on time.) Take today for instance.
A busy highway that I often drive on for work is “under construction.” The government is working on some big project where they’re digging a really big hole to throw our tax dollars in or something. Consequently, traffic is slow through this part of the highway as one of two westbound lanes ends.
Whatever, we’re all responsible adults who can handle a little delay, right? We’re not the sort of selfish people who would cut forward in line to save ourselves a little time to the detriment of all the non-selfish drivers who are abiding by standard civility practices, are we? HAHAHAHA OF COURSE NOT! OF COURSE WE”RE NOT!
Except of course for those V.I.P.’s. Those VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE who have SUPER IMPORTANT jobs and lives that they have to live. They’re not who I’m meaning at all! No, I’m not talking about those people who are legitimately much more important than the rest of us and therefore DESERVE to cut in front of everyone else! I hope THAT’S not the message I sent!
I’m talking about those other people who only THINK they’re more important than the rest of us. And I’m talking to those people who let them get away with it.
Firstly, let’s cover why, although it might not be illegal, it is very annoying when cars pass waiting vehicles in a lane that they know is soon closing so they can get ahead of the line.
It’s like if we’re at Six Flags and we’re both going to ride the Batman ride. We’re walking towards the ride on the sidewalk. At this point in time, I don’t care if you speed-walk past me and happen to get to the ride first. That’s fine. But if I’m already IN line, and you speed-walk past me, that’s not acceptable.
So road construction is the Batman ride, left lane travelers are the line-cutters, and the rest of us are the responsible amusement park attendees. Now at Six Flags, if someone tries to cut in front of me while I’m in line, I’ll say: “No.” and swat their nose (as one does).
But that’s not going to do any good if you, standing ahead of me in line, look back, see this POOR WORLD-WEARY SOUL just trying to ride the Batman without waiting! And you say: “Hey, you can cut in front of me!”
You’ve ruined everything! You fool! We are a wall! We must remain solid! IF A WALL HAS A GAPING HOLE IN IT THAT JUST LETS LINE-CUTTERS ENTER WHENEVER THEY PLEASE, THEN THE WALL HAS FAILED!
And, consequently, you’ve doomed everyone else who has been waiting patiently in line, to now wait even longer while letting the selfish, line-cutting MONGOL HORDES break straight through our wall!