Travelling without moving.

I am genuinely surprised at the level of road rage displayed at this time of year. Surprised at how low it seems to be.

Whether milling around trying to find a carpark at Highpoint or Chadstone, or in the constant nose to tail snarl that Collins St becomes (ie. worse than normal) there are a lot of opportunites for angst behind the steering wheel. Maybe the spirit of Christmas balances out the seething rage so that normality is maintained.

I will be heading to Cranbourne on Saturday. I thoroughly expect the Monash Freeway to be a carpark around Heatherton Rd at 10AM on a Saturday. Possibly the same around 5:30. And heaven help those who travel a really long way to fit in all their commitments. I have friends who start in Oakleigh, then to Rosebud and finish the day in Echuca. Why do we do this?

2 Comments so far

  1. Uli (unregistered) on December 21st, 2004 @ 10:05 pm

    So often Christmas for me is about driving. But this year, for only the third time in my adult life, I do not have to drive anywhere on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. So this is already a fantastic Christmas.

    Commiserations and good luck with your commute.

  2. Ben Harris (unregistered) on December 30th, 2004 @ 7:22 am

    I don’t drive but do suffer from passenger rage – especially when circling a car-park for hours trying to get a ‘good’ space when thousands of free spaces are freely visible a short distance away.

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