Has anyone else noticed that people seem to be driving slower these days? On the surface streets around my house they are routinely driving 10 miles under the speed limit. I figured I must have missed the memo sent out to tell us all to drive that slow, but I couldn’t seem to find anything about it on Google.
Me: Hey, Google, “did I miss the memo about driving 10 miles under the speed limit?”
Me: While it’s interesting that this bay area county classifies driving 10 mph or more under the speed limit as a type of aggressive driving, that seems more like a memo not to drive that slow rather than vice versa. Okay, Google, what else do you have?
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Me: Thanks for the laugh and all, but that didn’t really apply. Come on, you can do better, right?
Me: I have to say, Google, before I even read this article that I’m feeling like you aren’t even paying attention. I live in CA, not SC, but… let’s see what this is all about: a whole bunch of mumbo jumbo about complying with posted speed limits – nothing about intentionally driving under the speed limit. I’m starting to get a little disappointed in your effort.
Me: Didn’t we already cover this: I live in CA! You aren’t paying attention, and I have to say, you are starting to piss me off. Hey kids, don’t text or talk while driving, and definitely don’t text and talk while speeding. Duh! Alright, I’m giving you one last chance Google. Give me your best shot.
Me: Um… this article is about England and Wales. Google, you have failed me for the last time. Plus it is about reducing speed limits and not about people driving under the current speed limits.
So, I didn’t get a memo. Google has no record of the memo. What about the rest of you, dear, faithful readers? Did you get a memo? Have you noticed this trend too and are also wondering why you didn’t get a notification about it?
Maybe I shouldn’t be so curious. We all know what curiosity did to the cat…
Ah, Cyanide & Happiness, so delightfully inappropriate.