How Traffic Jams Can Bring Out The Worst And The Best Of You Essay

1264 Words Oct 15th, 2016 6 Pages
When we start talking about traffic, the first thing that comes to our mind is road rage; however, it would surprise you how people stay cool in this type of chaos. Gridlocks are the nightmare for any driver. I have been driving for eight years, and I have had the opportunity to see different types of behaviors in a traffic jam. It is surprisingly amazing how traffic jams can bring out the worst and the best of you. Throughout my driving life, I had been stuck in heavy traffic that lasted more than four hours, and light traffic that only lasted less than forty-five minutes. However, sitting in traffic gave me the opportunity to categorize driver’s behavior such as the ass of the jungle, the monk drivers, the snoopies and the hot head drivers.
The first instinct in a huge congestion is to get out from the traffic as soon as possible, so people tend to behave like they are the ass of the jungle when they use the GPS hoping to get a new route. I personally named this category as the ass of the jungle because some drivers always want to be ahead from others. One time, I was driving from Maryland to Shenandoah, and my GPS told me that it was a heavy traffic ahead. When I got closer to the traffic, I literally saw more than ten drivers trying to plot a new route in their devices. I thought it was really ironic because the exits in the country side are not more than twelve mile distances from each other. It was priceless to see those drivers using the GPS as a magic wand as if…

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