It’s no secret we live in a fast paced society. Deadlines, schedules, appointments, and bosses all ensure that we will all be busy from dawn till dusk. We have very little time for rest.
We have to GO, GO, GO!
So when something tells us to stop, it can be annoying. Especially when that something is a stop light. I have noticed that there are some stop lights that are extra annoying. The type that make you stop and wonder who ever decided to set them up so madly. Here is what I’m talking about:
The light that lasts too long (AKA The Dozer)
It’s 6 in the morning. You got up early to miss the morning traffic as best you could. You’re driving down a road with 65 other people, all of which are forced to stop because someone decided to put a stoplight up for a puny little side street. If you are lucky, one car will pull away, giving the light some sort of relevance. But even if there is one or two cars, the light will remain red for another two minutes, unphased by its own lack of purpose. Can’t someone put a timer on this thing? Can’t they set it up so at 6 a.m. this light will go to a blinking yellow? Who knows how much gas early bird Americans are wasting every day because of the dreaded “Dozer.”
That light that is way too short (AKA Quick Hit)
You are at a busy intersection, made up by two streets that are equal in their busyness. Yet for some reason, your green light lasts 3 seconds, while the other street gets the VIP treatment. Why are you forced to wait 3 minutes while only getting ten seconds to go? What are you waiting for a train here or something? The light needs to be kept green longer. This is made clear every day as you come home during rush hour, and your street is backed up 2 miles, while theirs is running like a nose in a Kleenex commercial. Just be prepared, because when that light turns green, you better gun it. You only have 3 seconds to make the best of a horrible situation.
The light that turns red right after a different red light (AKA Double Smack)
A red light is a necessity. For the most part, I can accept that. But this red light defies logic. It doesn’t make any sense. If both the red lights need to be red, why can’t they be red at the same time? They are seriously, less then 40 feet apart. And yet, I am forced to wait twice as long as anyone should. The cruelest part is that the second light is typically a dozer. This is the type of thing that makes people fall asleep while driving.
Well that’s that. Three very annoying stops on the busy freeway we call every day driving. Does anyone else run into these kinds of lights? Can you come up with any annoying light I’m missing? Don’t stop yourself from letting the world know.