Ok, ok, I have to admit it, I'm a terrible driver. It's
not that I don't try really hard, it's just that at some fundamental
level I basically suck at anything that requires my hands and feet
to move at the same time. That's why I'm a programmer.
The thing is, I think that nearly everybody sucks this bad
at driving, or at least the road sure seems full of clueless tourists
gaping at the scenery, hurried corporate drones barking into
their cell phones, and teen-age boys more interested in their
cd players than the safety and well-being of everybody else on
the road. It's a shock that anybody can travel more than two
or three blocks without witnessing an accident or being stuck
in a traffic jam (caused, undoubtedly by the collision of
a pickup truck full of overall wearing Tennesee hillbillys
and a 30-year-old blonde corporate barbie^W^W
marketing executive with big tits and perfect hair, in a
Lexus, screaming into two phones while putting on makeup).
Really, when you think about it, the amazing thing isn't how
bad traffic is. The amazing thing is that we ever get anywhere at all.