Monday, September 28, 2009

Open Letter

An open letter to the drivers travelling westbound on the 407ETR.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dear Idiots,

If you were driving this morning, westbound on the 407, at or about 9:00 a.m. this morning, in the torrential downpour, without your lights on, then this letter is for you.

Yeah, I'm talking to you, you moron in the grey cube van. And you ... you there! ... in the black Hyundai. And don't think I didn't notice you, Mr. White Honda.

If it is raining so damn hard that your wipers can't keep up, and you can't see more than 10 feet in front of you, let alone the car that's there, would it not stand to reason that the poor schmuck (read: me!) behind you can't see you either? Or is that too difficult for your pea brain to figure out.

Daytime running lights on older cars only activate the headlights, not the tail lights. Therefore, you need to turn on the entire set of lights when the visibility is the equivalent of dusk--with a dash of hurricane thrown in for good measure.

And don't give me the excuse that you'll forget to turn them off. Perhaps standing in the driving rain jump starting your car will teach you a lesson, Spark.

Oh, and Mr. I-Don't-Need-To-Change-My-Tail-Lights, you can join Sparky in the driving rain to change your bulbs. Driving around in a storm, with nothing but the tiny overhead break lamp working and neither of the two main ones, is a suicide mission. You're either blind, or stupid.

Probably both.


The only driver with lights.

There. I feel better now.


J.D. said...

And then there's the "Mister turn on my emergency flashers and drive real slow." If they're going to pull off to the side of the road, that's one thing. But DON'T KEEP THEM ON WHILE DRIVING!! I hate to admit I'm in the same generation but this group of idiots are usually the old folks.

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

It's apparently hard to remember to turn on your lights when you're on the pone.