Saturday, July 2, 2005

This is How We Get Grid-Lock

Note to folks coming to visit Coastal Sussex County: When you get into heavy traffic in an area with traffic lights, please don't enter an intersection unless you can go all the way through that intersection, regardless of whether or not you have the green light.

And when the light turns yellow. Stop. You won't beat it. Unless it would be un-safe to do so, just stop at the intersection.

Otherwise, you may get caught still in the middle of the intersection when the light changes, like these damn fools.

Luckily, no one needed to make the left from the side road I was on last night. When the light went green for us to go straight, though, the cars ahead of me were left to try to weave around some turkey that was further back in the intersection.

That, plus the very short duration of the green light for side-roads in this area, meant that I had to wait another cycle to get through. Turkeys.

Look. You are welcome to visit our area. We're glad to see you. But don't you people have heavy traffic back home? Don't you know how to handle this sort of thing?

Is there something about being on vacation that makes you forget common sense and common courtesy?

1 comment:

The Delawarean said...

AMEN! You get the city version of what I get up north here. Those people with their beach chairs and coolers strapped to their cars going 50mph in the left lane of Rt. 1. Not a care in the world. No idea that there are actually people among them that are NOT on vacation. All I ask is to be able to pull in to a gas station on a Saturday and not have to wait in line for 20 minutes while John Q. Vacation is inside buying his 4 year old a latte. But I'm not bitter...

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