And the latest Asshole of the Day award goes to this guy from RS Granite World who saw fit to drive slow in the left lane of Route 7 all the way from the Route 9 intersection to well past the Greenway exit yesterday morning. And he did this despite the fact that there was a vehicle right behind him—mine—that was flashing it’s headlights at him trying to get him to move to the right lane so that the line of other cars stacking up behind him could get by.
But no, this douche (thanks to Nicki for that lovely descriptor) who made eye contact with me in his mirrors several times, just continued to drive along in the left lane, making no effort to either pass traffic to his right or merge in with it. And everyone else in northern Virginia had to endure the resulting traffic backup that this clown was deliberately causing.
Let me say first of all that people like this guy truly need and deserve to be yanked out of their cars and beaten with baseball bats. Life’s too short to have to put up with assholes and this guy was going out of his way to be one.
Unfortunately we live in a society that protects assholes from the consequences of their assholery, so it’s actually illegal to administer the beating that this guy earned while smugly obstructing rush-hour traffic.
However that doesn’t mean that we can’t identify the company that he either works for or owns. This is easy, at it was on a sign on the back of his truck, literally jammed into my face and the faces of all of the other people that he was taunting. And my recommendation is, of course, that you avoid ever doing business with RS Granite World, because a guy who will screw with people in traffic just for the apparent hell of it is also quite likely to deliberately mess up a job in your home or business just because you’ve irked him or he thinks it’s funny. And if you’ve ever been pissed off by someone who drives like this guy was driving, feel free to give RS Granite World a call and let them know what’s on your mind. The number’s right on that back of that Toyota in the picture, or you can e-mail the company at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let 'em know that you read about it here.