Scooters Suck!

We drive to work everyday into a major city. The highway is bumper to bumper so as a veteran of the traffic wars there are several back roads into the city that can be used. Since about the middle of June a new phenomenon has arrived on the city landscape, it called Scooters. These are little faster then a bicycle, easier to drive then a motorcycle, and are beginning to appear in higher numbers. They boast 85 to 100 to a gallon of gas; they can go up to 50 miles an hour depending on the size of the engine. These gloried mopeds are driving us crazy. First, the people that ride them are taking full advantage of the fact that in stop and go traffic the highest speed you will ever reach is thirty-five. Therefore, as you approach each red light the scooter moped driver can stay in front of you because of the traffic moving slowly. Then when the line of cars is long to the red light ahead, the scooter moped driver jumps into the bicycle lane. Then they cruise up to the light, jumps in front of another series of cars and then rolls back into the traffic. This switching from bicycle lane to car lane must be illegal. We think because this scooter moped thing is new even though they are growing in numbers there has not been to much decided about them. We live in the suburb so there is no way we could drive a scooter moped around our town without being laughed at. The town is filled with Harley Davidson riders that shake the streets when the roll. There is not much that can be done they always win. We try not to get angry enough to drive them off the road, cut them off, and veer into the bicycle lane as they try to pass. The one thing we can do is make it uncomfortable when they are in front of us. We probably drive to close when we should not, but then when you think why I should make this person pay for those other people; this person is in the correct lane following traffic. Then a red light comes they switch their scooter moped into a bicycle and disappear ahead in the bicycle lane and the blood begins to boil all over again.
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 YEAH I KNOW IT’S HARD TO FACE
WHEN ALL WE’VE WORKED FOR’S GONE TO WASTE
BUT YOU’RE SUCH A STUPID WOMAN
AND I’M SUCH A STUPID MAN
BUT LOVE LIKE TIME’S GOT IT’S OWN PLANS
Locomotive / W. Axl Rose (1991)

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