As usual, my life is a series of Ups and Downs.
Pros and Cons.
Benefits and Detriments.
For instance, now that my workday starts and ends earlier, I have two new situations to deal with.
Pro: In the morning, it's wonderful to sail down the empty streets and 11 minutes later be parking in any choice spot at the hospital parkade.
Con: When I leave work early in the afternoon, I get stuck behind the sluggish parade of senior drivers struggling to make it home before the real traffic starts again. I swear Blue-Haired, Hat-Wearing Retirees come out the moment morning rush hour ends and leisurely monopolize the streets at 20 Km/hr until afternoon rush hour begins in earnest.
But can I politely honk BHHWRs to move over to the slow lane? Noooooo.... I wouldn't risk inciting a heart attack. And with street parking still legal at that time of day, I can't swing around them either. So I crawl home behind the lethargic procession, swearing silently and darting dirty looks whenever I can.
All in vain of course, as my frustrated expressions will never be acknowledged by BHHWRs in thick eyeglasses who can barely peer over the steering wheel of their monsterous vehicles.
One day I was caught behind a behemoth slowly fading in an out of their lane with the following vanity plate:
I wasn't sure if they were boasting ...
... or if it was a warning to steer clear.
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