I get it…my rant on driving while talking on the phone

… to the slightly insane driver’s who disrupt traffic, on the Sion-Panvel highway


I get it that you have important matters to talk about

So you drive slowly, and chat on your cell phone


I get it that you don’t care

That you’re slowing everyone down

That a lot of the driver’s behind you are switching lanes, because you driving at 30km/hr

And they’re stuck driving at a crawl behind you


I get it that 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


I get it that you’re confident

That nothing will happen to you

That you can and do speed up to 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

That they mostly will not catch you, for driving too fast, either

That you know there are no cameras recording your craziness, so you know you can get away with it


I get it that you don’t actually care

That you’re teaching your children to do something that puts their lives and that of other commuters at risk


I get it that you really can’t drive

That you race when the road is empty, but crawl in traffic, even when there’s plenty of space

Because you’re scared!

That you should not actually have a driving license, but nobody really cares enough to do something about it


So you talk and drive and 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 getting used to drivers like you


What i don’t get is the insanity that causes you to do all of this in the fast lane, on the bloody highway!

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