And I don’t mind at all. Bring it on.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we need a national 4-way stop education day. Everyone will take off work and watch a four hour infomercial on how to drive when you reach one of these oh-so-tricky intersections. People who otherwise drive with a modicum of decency and intelligence seem to wet themselves and go soft in the head every time they’re forced to analyze who has the right of way. It’s not that hard. Really, it isn’t. And if you pass the 4-way test, next week we’ll tackle the traffic circle. Ooooh scary.
Speaking of driving, I’ve noticed a discrepancy in local signage: “Reduce speed ahead” and “Reduced speed ahead.” The first is an imperative, which can be viewed as a polite command. It says, you should slow down. The second, however, is making a ballsy assumption. It’s telling me what’s going to happen, as in “Oh yes, once you get further up the road, you’ll have slowed down because that’s what I’m telling you to do.” It’s assuming compliance…and I just don’t appreciate that. You know what, DOT, you’ll catch a lot more flies with honey.