DH and I encountered not one, but two, versions of SS "I'm so important I don't have to wait in line" today while running errands.
First SS was found at the stoplight leading out of our neighborhood. The street doesn't have any lines painted on it, so there's never a nice, tidy line - you can have cars shifted one way or the other - but there's still clearly a line. So we were pretty stunned when a car drove up past three cars to park itself to the left of, and in front of, our car. It was so far off to the left, that several cars turning into the street nearly hit it. DH doesn't believe in using his horn
, and neither of us could figure out another way of telling these people they were doing something messed up. If the light had lasted longer, I was considering getting out of the car, walking up to that other car and saying "You do realize the line of cars started back there, right?"
Second SS was at a stop sign at the exit to a strip mall. DH was at the sign, waiting to turn right, with about three people behind him. A guy in a minivan roars up next to him, doesn't even slow down for the stop sign, and just careens out into traffic. He nearly got hit by oncoming traffic, which was the reason DH hadn't made his turn yet!
I amused myself for the rest of the drive home imagining what would happen the day either of those people repeated their behavior in front of a cop, or someone who doesn't have anger management skills. Or, for that matter, when they make a slight miscalculation and get T-boned by someone.