Date: 12 Dec 1999 00:40:00 GMT
From: moronmannnopsamcom (MoRonMann)
Subject: Re: what others had to say

>Can any of you explain? Sure. First, I suspect that the average person considers passing to be an agressive and humiliating act. They think, "I'm going fast enough, why does this idiot need to pass me. Hes just being a maniac. F*ck him." Second, If you 'surrender' to being passed, your not in control any more. You're now subject to the whims of someone else. You've ceded your personal sovereignty over the road. Third, in the race of life, if your passed, you're a loser. And we live in a country where we must win. No one ever goes around shouting "We're Number 2.". (okay Avis used to, but notice they seemed to have dropped that slogan). Lets face it these days, a lot of us roll around in these steel cages trying to make a statement about who we are, or show how wealthy or sexy or cool or upstanding or whatever. Its stupid of course, but its unavoidable. When you pass they think you are somehow passing judgement on them. They think you think they are too slow. They think you think they are an idiot. If you think its bad in Saab, which I can say in New England at least its not, you should try owning a Porsche sometime. =Ron= ps. the sad solution at least here in eastern MA. is the elimination of passing zones almost entirely.

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