Here’s a Clover who created a quarter-mile Conga line of cars . . . because the Clover would not pass a garbage scow. She (I eventually got a look) was either too timid – or too virtuous. The virtue she signaled being saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety. Really, mindless obedience.
Also, indifference. To other people – the ones delayed because of her virtue signaling.
One can’t cross over the double yellow! It’s illegal! It’s unsafe! Even though it is legal – if necessary to get around a vehicle stopped in the travel lane. Even if it is safe – because you can see there’s no traffic coming in the opposing lane.
Provided you make the effort to look.
But because this Clover wouldn’t even look – much less attempt – a pass, everyone else behind her had to wait. Because they couldn’t see around her car and the garbage scow. Maybe the second or third car in the Conga could have; but once the line extended to a dozen or more cars, forget it. No way a safe pass is possible unless you’re driving a very fast car or have plenty of room.
One Clover ruins everything. Just like a fleck of poo in a gallon of ice cream.
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