To the people traveling on the roadways,
Im sorry that I drive too slow when six or more inches of snow has freshly fallen on the highway. I am aware that I “probably” drive a 4 wheel drive, but I just choose to drive with my hands STERNLY placed at 10 and two, and I dont like to top out any higher than 40MPH.
I feel guilty that you were angry enough at me this morning, that you felt it was necessary for you to honk repeatedly at me. While I know you were just trying to teach me a lesson about driving slow, all you are doing is causing me more anxiety, leading to me swerving all over the road. AND…Since I brought this up,…. When I start to swerve due to your friendly, helpful honking, I wish you wouldn't get madder and give me the finger, because my reactions are not predictable…. much like your honking.
I feel sick over the fact that I did not get up early enough this morning, to scrape the snow off of my car properly. When that first 3 inch block of ice flew off the top of my vehicle and onto your windshield, as you were trying to pass me at an unreasonably safe speed, I was almost nauseous…. I could understand if you were mildly upset, but Im not sure that flying around my car, only to quickly get back in my lane…. causing me to potentially have to slam on my breaks… which could only lead to me fishtailing across three lanes of traffic….was the right answer. However, I hope you felt that you got your point across. From now on, I will DEFINATELY try to wake up 5 minutes earlier everytime there is a snow storm.
I apologize again for not being able to see which lane is my own. I guess I figure that if there are three lanes of traffic, and 2 sides to pull off to, that it should be possible for all six of our cars to travel comfortably, by just following the tire tread lines on the highway. After today, I can see that I was mistaken…..You needed more room. However, when you make a statement like you did, again with the honking and then spinning out, you spray alot of snow and debris on my window, which causes me to panic in a way that is hard for me to describe….but I'll try.
….My heart rate elevates, and I tighten my grip on the stearing wheel. I begin to sweat in the oversized coat I decided to wear, just in case my car happened to get driven off the road, while driving in these very low temps and blizzard like conditions. I know I need to reach one finger towards my windshield wiper, because I cant see out the window, but I equally feel compelled to reach for my heater knob, before my body overheats and causes me to faint. So, I try to do both! This essentially causes me to loose control of my stearing column, leading me to stray from my lane even further…..
I have had to live with myself for a long time, and I know I can be overwhelmingly irritating, in more ways than just my roadside manner, but I promise that it is nothing against you people…..I just want to survive my journey to work. I thank you for accepting my apology ahead of time, and for being patient with me, as I slowly feel comfortable with increasing my speed.