I was almost run over by a casket supply truck this morning…nice big box truck with “Mathews casket international” on the side. I know this because I got a close look at it when it screamed by me with only inches to spare. If you see one of these trucks driving around, watch out, one of them is piloted by an asshole.
I pulled up to him at the next red light (because lets be honest you never make it more than a block during the morning rush hour with hitting a red light, unless you’re on a bike) and knocked on his window. He declined to roll it down, so I screamed “ARE YOU TRYING TO DRUM UP BUSINESS! YOU PASSED ME WAY TO CLOSE!” He stared at me with dead, dull eyes, I knew it was a lost cause and drove off.
It amazes me the kind of casual violence people will display towards each other when they are in cars/trucks. This asshole nearly killed me so he could move forward 100 yards and then stop at a red light. I see this kind of behavior all the time. Its like the hours and hours of mind numbing stop and go traffic has decreased their mental acuity to the point that they no longer have any empathy for their fellow human beings. Its not just cyclists, motorists seem to display the same lack of caring towards pedestrians and other folks in cars.
Makes me more and more convinced we need to do everything in our power to make cars and trucks a thing of the past. Be careful out there folks.
Tags: casket truck, commuting, irony
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