I, Anonymous 

We're Real Assholes Now!

I'm from California, and I drive like an asshole. This is not a virtue. I've learned to take on the local practice of patience and have (mostly) adjusted. But now, in a characteristically self-aware fashion, Portland's patient drivers are being criticized more and more for being too slow and too considerate. But we have pedestrian traffic! And bike lanes! California transplants have years of real-life training in aggressive driving; this is the wrong environment to learn the art of rolling through a stop sign or a making a right turn on a red light. It's as if people think Portland cannot become a "real" city if we're not out there driving like maniacs. Please, stop asking for crappy driving. This city will grow, and we'll earn all the lame side effects. But as I walk around downtown, I'm learning that it might be too late. Congratulations, Portland: Your drivers are becoming assholes, just like in real cities.—Anonymous

Read more I, Anonymous here

To submit your own rant, rave or confession, email anonymous@portlandmercury.com

Comments (22)

Showing 1-22 of 22

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-22 of 22

Comments are closed.

From the Archives

More by Anonymous

Most Commented On

Top Viewed Stories

All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC

115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Contact Info | Privacy Policy | Production Guidelines | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy