I Hate Toyota Camrys
This morning, I'm rolling down 108th from my house to work. When you're heading south at 108th and Blondo, it goes rather abruptly from 2 lanes each way into 1 just past the light. So every morning, I play this little game where I stay in the right lane as I approach the light, because there's no cars in it -- everyone presumably knows they need to be over in the left lane, so they stay there. Not me. I am not a sheep. I am not a follower.
And I blow off the line in The Colorado, flooring it and getting the RPM's up into the red, generally leaving the lead car in the left lane WAYYY behind me. Its great. It wakes me up. And when it works right, I know its going to be a great day. Occasionally, the left lane car is an ass and will try to keep pace to not allow me to get ahead. Usually I just punch it faster to still get in front, but there's only about 75 yards to do so. I win 95% of the time in this scenario. And occasionally, some other genius cramps my style and rides the right lane, which forces me to go left before the light -- with only 75 yards to get over, there's no time for two cars to make the pass. This pisses me off, because then I know its going to be a bad day. Luckily it doesn't happen very often.
Which brings me to this morning. Today, as I do every day, I was rockin' down the right lane, and pull up to the light. The car on the left is a 50-ish lady with American Flag stickers and Jesus fish plastered all over the bumper of her late model Toyota Camry. So I'm not worried about getting over, as this lady will probably ease off the line and gradually get up her speed to 25 MPH over the course of the next block. Except, the light turns green, and this lady blows me away! I mean, literally, she was 125 yards past the light before I even got through the intersection. And I had the gas to the floor. Unbelievable!
I blame it on Phil Collins.
So I'm not sure what kind of day today will be, as this has never happened before. But I'm pretty sure that however it goes, it'll be Phil Collins' fault, because his crappy song from "No Jacket Required" was on the XM radio at the moment I got beat off the line by Toyota-Camry-Lady.
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