Observance of Driving Phenomenon

Posted: June 13, 2010 in The Aliens have Spoken
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Dear Morgan,

I left Auckland on Thursday morning, after dropping my daughter off at the Space Station where she flew back to her Planet for another few years.  I decided to travel by car to Wellington, rather than use my spaceship.  I wanted to see what it was like.

Travel was.  Well.  Slow.  One was continually on the lookout for cars that flashed red and blue lights.  There were also cameras – on power lines, and even in trees.  Apparently my photograph is highly sought after.  I’ve heard that these photographs are then sold back to the drivers for quite large sums of money.  Crazy stuff.

The strangest phenomenon though was on something called passing lanes.  These are apparently lanes where faster cars can overtake slower cars.  However, according to the road code, one must not exceed the speed limit of 100km while passing.

So here you are, meandering along behind someone going at 80km, and hoping for a chance to pass, when you come to a passing lane.  Without exception, EVERY single time, everyone speeds up to the speed limit of 100km for the whole length of the passing lane.  No one passes.  Then right at the end of the passing lane, the car in front slows down to 80km again.  Then you have to meander along behind, hope for a chance to pass again.

There must be some sort of accelerator booster on the side of the road at the start of these lanes.  I can only think of one other reason.  Stupidity.   Dumbass.   Idiot.  Fuckwit.   Arrogance.  Jerk.  Okay, that was more than one reason but I’m sure you get the drift.

Hours later I arrived at our destination.  Next time I’m taking the spaceship!

Cheers

Robyn

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Comments
  1. ET says:

    Do you realise that if we create a scale model of the Milky Way Galaxy (the one you are visiting right now) such that it’s diameter spans the distance betwixt Wellington and Auckland, then travel (in the real world) at 80kph represents more than 120 MILLION times the speed of light (in the model). We might suppose the centre of the Galaxy lies somewhere near National Park, and in this model the solar system might be somewhere around Hamilton. And how far would it be from the Earth to the Sun in this model? Well, it would only be about one hundredth of a millimetre! So, learn to be patient. 120 MILLION times light-speed is plenty fast enough and the Galaxy is a big place!

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