On the way home from work today I pulled up to a four-way intersection with traffic backed up in all four directions. After much honking, I could see cars to my left and to my right driving through the intersection. My lane didn’t move. After more honking, another two cars crossed in front of me. My lane didn’t budge an inch. In front of me were a couple of cars backed up behind a semi truck. Then, I saw them; the words painted on the back of the 18 wheeler:
You know, I understand truckers have to learn how to drive SOMEWHERE, but I’m not so sure a four-way stop sign on a narrow two lane road is the best place for them to start. The truck had on its right blinker. Trucks make wide right turns. (At least that’s what the signs on the back of their trailers typically declare.) Thus explains the stalemate; the driver simply couldn’t make the turn with any other cars in the intersection.
Eventually, all the north and south bound cars went through the intersection, finally allowing the truck enough room to turn — but not before taking five minutes out of my weekend.
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