Man, it took me about 40 minutes to get home from work today, when it shouldn’t take any more than 10.
It never ceases to amaze me how many bad drivers there are in this world. It was during rush hour, so there are already an exorbitant amount of cars on the road. When that’s the case, all it takes is one or two bad drivers to cause miles of traffic. When one person drives poorly, it causes everyone to adapt to them for at least a fraction of a second. Eventually, those fractions of a second accumulate and it causes a shitstorm of traffic.
Today, not only was it rush hour, but it was dark out. And on top of that, it was raining. Whenever there is any trace of precipitation in the air, then forget it. People suddenly become way too overly cautious on the road.
I think I’ve said this before, but I’m a pretty mild-mannered, even-keeled guy. I rarely get overexcited, nor do I become overly mad. I’m usually fairly expressionless, in fact, bordering on indifference.
However, when I’m in a car, and I’m stuck in traffic, then I will scream, wail, punch the steering wheel, etc.
If there is a bad driver in front of me that is holding me up, and I finally get an opportunity to pass them, I need to look at who the driver was. I need a face to gravitate my hatred towards. However, usually that has a reverse effect. When I look at the person, and I see that it’s a human being (as opposed to other times when it’s a dog or a cat), it lessens my anger. It’s just a normal person, like you and me, but they just happen to suck at driving. We all suck at something.
It still is extremely frustrating, though. Traffic would not exist if everyone simply knew how to drive.
Traffic in Long Island is pretty terrible. It’s overpopulated here. But it’s nothing compared to New York City. I never drive there if I can avoid it, but sometimes you have no choice. But it’s the worst. Sometimes it takes half an hour just to travel two miles.
Speaking of New York City, the Christmas Tree Lighting occurred tonight in Rockefeller Center. It’s nice to see people get into the holiday spirit.
I prefer hot weather to cold weather, and I also hate when it gets dark at 4:30, but, regardless, I don’t think there is a better time of the year than late November up until New Years.
It’s a time when you could feel jovial for no reason in particular, other than that it is the holiday season.
I really can’t explain it, but I just love chilling out, watching TV in my cozy room, and knowing that even though it’s freezing outside, I am quite warm and comfortable.
I love Christmas decorations, Christmas movies, Christmas beverages at Starbucks, Christmas parties, Christmas clothing, Christmas music, Christmas trees; I love it all.
I encourage everyone to get into the holiday spirit.
Love each other.
Love your friends and family.
Love thy neighbor.
But, if you don’t know how to fucking drive, I swear to god I’mma kill you.