"Sometimes my humanity is stunned"
Today's title is a direct quote from the husband this morning. We were stopped at a traffic light just before entering the interstate. There are two lanes going onto the interstate, a right turn lane onto back streets, and a left turn-lane into a large shopping area (Rainbow, Home Depot, Target, you know the kind....).
We were behind one car in the left interstate-bound lane. Literally, we were the only two unparked vehicles in sight.
Then the car ahead of us turns on his left turn signal. (The left turn lane has an arrow, and is one of those "turn on green arrow only" kind of lights...no adaptive lights here, so you can easily be the only car around but still be sitting at a red light for eternity.) Instead of waiting until the straight-bound lights turned green, he pulled up and over into the intersection, then backed up so he was in the left turn lane.
At which point, the light turned green for us, but this poor bloke would now have to sit through the red turn arrow for the ENTIRE cycle before being able to turn left into the shopping area.
And it was just Monday that I was in the left turn lane at this intersection, when I saw the car behind me (yes, in the left turn lane also) cross the two straight-bound lanes and turn right in the right turn lane.
When driving around here, my humanity is frequently stunned.