I love your first one. I always notice that!1. Where on a TV show someone will meet up with someone at a restaurant, order a drink and then leave shortly without touching the drink (and of course they have the exact amount of cash to throw down. They never need change).
2. When driving and there is a merge because of construction and someone goes past all the cars and tries to merge at the very end. Secretly I hope they crash into the guard rail.
3. People that go on and on because they like to hear themselves talk. Sometimes I need to go to the bathroom and don't need you to talk through the door.
4. People that say "living the dream". I usually say something original like " I'm pretty stoked. I got a new woodchipper. I just need a 2x4 to push the bodies, I mean branches down".
5. Waitresses that after bringing the food then say "enjoy". Do I look like I need instructions?
6. Product packaging that takes an hour to open and then leave me with marks on my hand from stabbing the package with sissors.
7. Bass players. They always seem to need money.
8. Mosquitoes and wasps. Why and who put them here.
9. TV commercials where everyone is all excited because Taco Bell has a new product ( it is all the same ingredients anyway). Nobody gets excited.
10. YouTube videos with click bait where someone has a facial expression that I have never ever once used in my life.
11. Books that start with "Once upon a time". I need exact dates.
Ideally, it should act like a zipper and if people fill both lanes up from the start and don't pre-merge and let stuff stack up for miles it should be simple geometry (width x length) = area solving for length. I still claim the it should be safer and less intrusive for everyone, I don't know about faster or not though.Not sure how you are applying that math?
I commuted in Boston rush hour including the never ending road repair messes, so Ive done some alternate equations including 30 miles watching the same rabid squirrel car fight like a demon to arrive in Boston 30 seconds ahead of me, while they have a heart attack for 40 minutes.
Like ten miles of traffic restricted to one lane when there are two lanes and the outcome is actual lost flow?
Or the last 500 feet of two lanes merging into one lane where 99% of cars merge cooperatively and 1% speed up then cut in at the very end?
Some seem to feel it is righteous to speed up and cut other drivers off as an improvement to efficiency?
Or their Machiavellian fantasy video game of live subjects?
I took driver’s ed in high school.Most kids take drivers ed class, but it's terrible. Still, this isn't a driving skill, and we are a long way from "professional". This is a basic rule of the road, a rule made by car drivers, for car drivers.
It is ridiculous that people think they should merge the moment a sign announces that a lane is closing ahead for construction. They get over right away for their own convenience, then get angry when everyone doesn't wait behind them for the bottleneck they created. Then post on the internet about it because it never even occurred to them they might be wrong.
I'll start by pointing out the wonderful irony of someone with the username "Bottlenecker" educating the masses about reducing the impact of a bottleneck....Well, you merged too early. You deserve to be behind the people who did it right.
I'll start by pointing out the wonderful irony of someone with the username "Bottlenecker" educating the masses about reducing the impact of a bottleneck.
I'm amazed that I've never heard of this. It seems so obvious to me that unused pavement contributes to traffic jams, and always intuitively known that the early mergers were complete sociopaths who got a kick out of knowing traffic was backed up behind them. Okay, sociopath might be an extreme choice of words, but since you agree, I'm going to stand by it. Thanks for providing me some confirmation.
Since we're on the topic of unused highway, I'd like to also mention that those of you who think the left lane is reserved for the fastest driver are also completely wrong and in need of therapy. Statutes saying the left lane is for passing only almost always include the caveat that it does not apply within the limits of any city. I'm not saying it's okay to just hang in the left and go the speed limit, but an entire lane of freeway that nobody wants to use is a major reason the other two lanes are so congested. And think about it. Building highways in the city is ridiculously expensive. Do you really think taxpayers paid millions to buy the fastest speeder his own dedicated lane? Doesn't sound like something I'd do.
It's become pretty common place here for those in the left turn lane when they become frustrated with the wait, to exit into through traffic that is NOT STOPPED!I was waiting for someone to catch that. Thank you. I, bottlenecker, am here to complain about bottleneckers.
I think I technically agree with you about the left lane, but I never see an unused left lane. All I see is a clogged bumper-to-bumper left lane, with two sparsely used lanes to the right of it. (And, of course not talking about city streets. Only divided highways with on ramps and exits on the right.)
The sparsely populated right lane is full of people going the same speed as the few in the left lane with the long lines of angry followers, so there's no getting around.
Just last weekend I was on an interstate at a busy time, and there were lit-up signs along the highway that said "camp in the woods, not the left lane". The worst clog I saw in the left lane was a pickup pulling a camper, and they were very much camped in the left lane. I accepted my fate in the much, much less crowded middle lane, and just had to dodge the occasional knievels trying to get around the camper.
Who's the bottlenecker now?
folks who start sentences or posts with 'actually'
people who ask leading questions without context in an attempt to manipulate you
people who when it is evident they are mistaken about something, ignore it.
selfish people who are situationally unaware.