Sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing, diggity. My condolences to you and your family.Originally Posted by diggity
My related peeve: where I currently live in the Pacific Northwest are the slowest drivers in the U.S., except for maybe getting behind an 80-y.o. in Florida on a single-lane road. This is near a very major city, but many of the roads, which IMO should have 50-60 m.p.h. limits, have 40 m.p.h. posted--and the people only drive 30 m.p.h. Usually, 2 cars drive next to one another at 30 mph so that no one can pass either one, with long lines forming behind them (which in Calif. requires the one leading the pack in the left lane to move over, but they never do that here).
Anyway, with this in mind, picture getting behind someone in the right lane, as the lead drivers in BOTH lanes are moving like snails, though there's plenty of open road. So, you're patiently driving behind slow-poke in the right lane--not tailgating, not flashing brights, doing nothing aggressive--and then you see a chance to move left into the fast lane and get going a bit faster.
As I do this and then pass the guy whom I was following previously, he flips me off, gets behind me, hits his horn, and flashes his brights. This happens fairly often, to me and to others.
Apparently, where I live, it is an unforgivable insult to politely pass someone . . .