This blog post has been stewing in the back of my mind for a while now. I notice bad drivers with my truck with no trailer hooked up ALL THE TIME. I have to say I have seen so many WTF moments driving in DE and PA I barely flick an eye at them now. BUT when you have a trailer attached to your truck it is like the FREAKS really come out.
On my way back from Kealani on Sunday, I had three separate incidents where someone pulled right out in front of me on 896 (two lane road that people drive very fast and should not!). And as bad as that was and as bad as it made me cuss at them, I had time to slow down and react. But not only do they pull out in front of me ignoring the fact that I am going about 50 mph with a freaking HORSE trailer attached, but they also immediately wanted to turn left after getting on the road (blinkers are optional too). So wait, you had to pull out in front of me and then immediately want to turn left across the traffic HOLDING ME UP? You are kidding?
I swear the last few years, the amount of aggressive drivers has increased so much around here. It scares me pulling a trailer since I so far have been able to slow enough to not hit anyone but I have had some close calls. And the drivers look at me like I am nuts when I beep at them (I try not to interact but I put all my lights and fog-lights on when hauling, so YOU SAW ME YOU ASSHOLE). I swear. It is a BLUE SHINY truck with a SHINY WHITE TRAILER. (Ok neither are that shiny after the snow but you get it!)
I also love the jerks that tailgate the trailer. IF I can’t see you behind me that is not good, people. IF a deer runs out inf front of me (OR some idiot pulls out in front of me) I may need to stop quickly. DO NOT rear end my buckskin. You do not want to see me angry! Trust me on this.
Don’t even GET ME STARTED about driving on 95. I took Mark to the airport on Sunday and I had my heart in my throat the whole way down and the whole way back. UGH And I had no horse trailer with me. People be INSANE who drive on there! Like is 65 just a suggestion and really if you don’t do 90 or higher we should pull on the shoulder?
So what do you all do to combat the urge to throttle the shit out of people who drive like crap around your precious cargo (As bad as I am about my dogs and horse I cannot imagine you guys with kids with those jerks out there on the roads)? Deep breathing? Yoga? Banging your head against a wall? I am open to suggestions! 🙂