I am so sick of sitting in traffic. It’s bad enough from commuter traffic, but it gets multiplied when an accident or road work happens. Okay. I get it, it’s annoying as all Hell, but what am I going to do?
But when the accident is on the other side of a highway, and we still sit in traffic for 30 minutes, that’s where the line must be drawn.
Every so often I sit in this “rubbernecking” traffic, and I seriously can’t wrap my head around that this is a thing.
For instance, the other day I was on the most major highway in my part of the state, and was in traffic forever, during regular rush-hour traffic to begin with, only to find it was because there was some sort of accident on the other side of the highway.
As I finally got to this traffic point of origin, I was completely baffled to see cars slowing down to a coasting 10-20 mph and just trying to see what was going on. When they had their fill, they sped off, and then the cars behind them would do the same. And this was happening in all 5 lanes! Just f*ing drive you stinking idiots!!! And the best part was, it was dark out and you couldn’t see anything to begin with!
Why do I and other decent people have to be late for work because you’re plain dumb?
I’ve seen people actually stop at accidents or car fires…that’s right, stop, in the left two lanes, get out of their cars and start taking pictures. Is your life that pathetic that mangled cars and injured persons is the most exciting thing in your life?
When I was a volunteer firefighter, I always made sure to yell at and move along any stupid people who would stop to gaze like a bunch of dreamy-eyed assholes at scenes we were working on. That’s right, it bothers me even when I’m not driving.
They need to have police go on the opposite side of a highway where an accident is and apprehend any driver who rubbernecks. Arrest every single one of them, and then give them the ultimate punishment.
If they want to rubberneck, then their necks should be twisted until broken, then their bodies should be placed in their cars and melted down so that their good-for-nothing lives and their cars that they failed to drive correctly can actually contribute to something positive in this world.
This might seem a little harsh, but rubbernecking is about as stupid and offensive as most crimes out there, if not more so, and you give up any and all value to your life when doing it.