I get it!

I get it!

That you have important matters to talk about so you drive slowly,

Focused on your cellphone conversation.

And I get it that you  just don’t care

That you’re slowing everyone down

The vehicles behind you are switching lanes at the last minute,

The drivers frustrated that they’re stuck driving at a crawl behind you.

You really don’t understand.

That you’re actually reaching your destination much later,

Than if you stopped, spoke on your cellphone and then continued on your journey.

You’re confident that nothing will happen to you,

That you can drive way above the speed limit after your call is done.

That the cops are too understaffed to stop you and pull you up for driving too slow,

And that it’s unlikely they will ticket you for driving too fast.

Even today, there are just a few cameras recording your craziness,

So you know you can get away with it.

I get it that you don’t care.

You don’t care that your children will follow your example,

And someday put their lives and the lives of others at risk.

Is it possible that you don’t really know how to drive,

So you race when the road is empty,

But crawl in traffic even when there’s plenty of space, because you’re scared!

It’s possible you are not fit to drive,

Because you don’t have a mindset that appreciates and values rules,

But nobody really cares enough to do something about it.

So you talk and drive,

Put on your hazard lights while you do this, thinking it makes it ok.

I drive patiently behind you, a little bit tired, but resigned.

You see, I’ve had years of  practise getting used to drivers like you

Is there some remedy to the insanity causes you to do this in the fast lane, on the bloody highway?

To the slightly insane drivers who disrupt traffic on the Sion-Panvel highway.

Published by Anitaelise

Anitaelise teaches piano lessons at Anitaelise Piano Studio and writes poetry and essays at The Relaxed Housekeeper. The blogs - therelaxedhousekeeper.com and anitaelise.com are written and owned by her and published in accordance with the copyright notice at the footer of each blog.

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