I live on a fairly suburban street that happens to have a freeway ramp at the end of it. As a result, each morning lots of tired, cranky people drive down my street. Sometimes they do stupid things, as they did this morning, in which case I can hear their cars squealing to avoid colliding with each other. What I don’t hear is honking. Almost ever.
In NY people honk all the time. They certainly would have been honking in front of my apartment this morning. They would have honked to say, “Hey fool, don’t pull out of your driveway in front of my moving car!!” Or “Damn I spilled my coffee!” Or “Everyone else is honking, so I’m going to honk too!” I honked this morning on my way to work. My honk said, “Hey people wake up!! You hypermilers please all get in the same lane so that those of us who want to drive over the speed limit like any normal god-fearing Angeleno can get on with it! Sheesh!” So what do you think, Angelenos–Why don’t we honk more?
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