Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Cutter Inners

I commute into work everyday ... for the most part, my commute is not very stressful. However, I have obtained a "not so fresh feeling" about certain drivers I encounter on the road. I have coined them to be: Cutter Inners. Let me set the scenario ...

There is an on-ramp to the freeway off of Georgia Ave to head west bound. The traffic in the far right lane tends to back up further on Georgia due to the amount of people merging over (way before the ramp) preparing to take the on-ramp. The other two lanes of traffic motor on by to head north on Georgia. As you get closer to the on-ramp in teh line of traffic you've been patiently waiting in....

Enter the Cutter Inner!

This would be the [insert bad name "IBN"] that feels they are too good to wait in line with the rest of the kids and drives right on past everyone in the second-to-the-right lane .... only then to pull up next to the line right at the on-ramp entrance and stop to be let in ... little blinker going "blinkidy-blink-blink, let me in."  Meanwhile, the free flowing traffic mentioned before in the other two lanes now has a(n) [IBN] stopped in the middle of traffic and is backing up that lane. So, now we have two lanes backing up ... and because of the back up in the second lane, there are now cars trying to pull out to get into the third lane to head north .... sometimes almost causing a collision as they pull out.

So, now we have two lanes backing up and near death experiences happening in one lane during rush hour ... all because Miss Pretty or Mr Trunkthumper is a [IBN] Cutter Inner! Do you feel my rage building?

These are the type of people that really crank my crust  ... you know those people ... people that want "convenience at the inconvenience of others." I really need to coin a name for that, so if there are any suggestions, please let me know. Again, coining a term for "convenience at the inconvenience of others."

That's my story. These Cutter Inners appear all over in the driving world, not just on my commute. I don't mind them so much as long as traffic is moving and they are not blocking traffic AND they don't cause me to put on my brakes, but normally this is not the case. I have to say, Cutter Inners must hate seeing my red RAV-4 go by because my front bumper is about two inches away from the back bumper of the car in front of me. "Ain't no way you cuttin' in front of me, [IBN]!"  BOOOOM!

If you are a Cutter Inner, I might just hate you today. I'm sure I'll get over it, but today I might relish in my rage. What is your version of a "Cutter Inner?"