Almost every time jparks and I drive together we have the same debate about merging. It goes like this:
jparks: "I need to get over but I can't see, is it clear?"
me: "No, but it would be clear if you put your blinker on."
"That wouldn't matter, people are assholes and won't let me in."
"That's not true, I always put my blinker on when I want to merge and people always let me in. You claimed the drivers in California were asses and now you're claiming Texas drivers are asses too. Maybe it's not the other drivers, it's you for not using your blinker."
"No, asses, they're all asses!"
I just don't understand how he can be so antiblinker. In his defense he does put it on but right at the very last second but I do not think that is proper blinker usage. I think besides warning people that "Hey lookout, jparks is coming into your lane and you can't stop him!" it's a way to ask if you can merge. "Hello kind person in the next lane over. I would like to be where youa re. Might you allow that?" Sometimes you do have to strong arm your way over, but most times a blinker gets you where you need to be.
So what say you internet, is the word full of asshole drivers just out to get jparks or am I right and he should have his blinker on, asking to merge? Also, how much do you think other drivers hate jparks during traffic? I think a lot.