Throughout the entirety of his 18 mile commute this morning, something just seemed “different” to Bothell commuter Rick Vance, though he couldn’t quite put his finger on it.
Upon arriving at his workplace in downtown Seattle, it dawned on him: “I didn’t encounter a single rude, oblivious, or otherwise incompetent driver on the road this morning,” he recalled.
Accustomed to frequent altercations with every imaginable example of poor driving, it took a few hours for the reality to sink in for Vance.
“Usually there’s at least two or three tailgaters, no-signalers, weavers, or 15-under-the-limit drivers, but today it was nothing but cautious and polite driving, all around me,” said Vance.
Initial analysis of the situation failed to reveal the cause for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Vance attributes the lack of ugliness on the road to an act of God.
“That’s the only thing I figure could explain it. The odds are just too strongly against it happening naturally,” he opined.
Vance, who was still at work at the time of this printing, hopes his good fortune will continue through his homeward commute as well, but he states that “I won’t be holding my breath.”