I’m THAT LADY. I drive the speed limit. I reduce my speed in school zones. I stop completely at stop signs, and never blow through yellow lights. I use my blinkers, and yes I probably leave them blinking for a mile or two after I’ve changed lanes. I am polite and let other drivers merge when needed. I don’t fight over parking spots in the mall lot and I never park illegally. I don’t drive in the “go fast” lane while doing just the speed limit, and I don’t pass trucks on the right. I don’t follow too closely.
I listen to the “oldies” station and sing along with both hands on the wheel. I do not text, tweet or talk on the phone while driving. I haven’t had a traffic ticket since my teens, and have never been in an accident that I have caused.
I am a good driver. I have little patience for crazy drivers who speed and switch lanes constantly. I yell and swear at stupid people and I may or may not flip the bird occasionally. YES, I am that driver you hate to drive behind. I am that Senior Citizen Lady with the peace sign hanging from my mirror and the bumper sticker that reads “Woodstock Forever”. Be afraid young driver…..I will make you late for school, I will make you mad because I am going the speed limit and you will speed up to pass me. But beware young stupid hot-headed driver…..you will eventually get stopped by the police and get a slew of tickets. And I will happily drive on with my radio blasting and my turn signal blinking……still.