Interstate 35

Monday, September 7, 2009

I have made the drive between Austin and Ft Worth over 200 times in the last 2 years. I’m frequently asked if I’m tired of it. My stock answer is: “no, it gives me time to think”.

And this is true, but it is also giving me an opportunity to learn some things about myself. I’m not a nice person when it comes to highway driving. In fact, I’m a profiler. There, I admit it. The only people who don’t drive like idiots, who keep to the exact right speed (not necessarily the speed limit) and stay in the exact right lanes at all times are 54 year old males. It may be a coincidence, but I happen to be a 54 year old male. My profiling and lack of patience just get worse if the offending vehicle has an out-of-state license plate. And if there’s an OU or Texas A&M bumper sticker, well let’s not go there.

On every trip, I am either hurrying to get to Gladney or hurrying to get home to Austin, so I tend to keep my speed a bit above 70. Therefore, so I don’t go postal during one of my next 200 trips, I do have just one request of all drivers on I-35 between Austin and Ft Worth…..IF YOU ARE IN THE LEFT LANE, PLEASE GO FASTER THAN 70. OTHERWISE, DO NOT GET IN THE LEFT LANE.

It feels good to get that off my chest.

1 comment:

Dorinda said...

Frank, You lived near New York city for TOO long...it shows!

Dorinda