Some of you are not going to get this post. I live in the Midwest, not in Boston or New York. There are different rules of etiquette in driving in those two cities but everywhere else is pretty much like the Midwest (or should be).
When I was a kid (as my children say – back when TV was black and white, the radios only played AM, and a CD was bought by rich people at the bank), we always let others in when driving and were stopped at a stoplight. You know the situation, you are the 5th car from the light, some poor soul just spent half of his savings at the gas station on the corner, and now he needs to enter the traffic stream. Back in the dark ages, that driver would give you a wave of thanks and usually even mouth a “Thank you” in your direction.
Now, no matter the age, you are lucky if the driver doesn’t give you the middle finger as he rams between you and the guy in front. Would it kill you to simply wave at me because I could have let you sit there until the Boston Red Sox win the pennant again!
I am done with this topic for now but I reserve the right to rant more on it someday.