Sitting in traffic at a red light, what are we thinking off?

@eprado (1473)
Philippines
August 22, 2007 3:43am CST
Did you ever notice, when you are sitting on traffic waiting for the red light to change to green, go signal, that when the person in the car in front of you pulls up a couple of inches, you are compelled to move up too? Why is that? What are we thinking of? Come to think of it, do we really think we are making progress toward our destination? "Whew! I thought we would be late, nut now that I'm nine inches closer, I can stop for a coffee at starbucks." Isn't it funny what we sometimes do? What do you say?
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• India
22 Aug 07
i guess its that hurry up thing, hurry before the lights turn red again. lol. apple.
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
22 Aug 07
Yup, always wanting to get ahead, we're always in a hurry. :-)
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@AmbiePam (51165)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Yes, I noticed this years ago, and that is why I stopped doing it. It's so silly! But I guess that makes some people feel better. Although, if someone is on my tail, I'll pull up when the car in front of me pulls up at the light.
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
Yes I guess it does make some people feel that way. I see a lot of jeepney drivers here in the middle of traffic always raring to go even if they've got nowhere to pass through. :-) Thanks!
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
22 Aug 07
Hi eprado! Yes, I do noticed that and we do move forward too. I guess, it's silly as if you're going to lessen the time or distance of where your destination is. LOL! Maybe, it's because we are kinda bored just sitting there so at least you're doing something even with just moving a little distance will somehow cure a little of that boredom. Take care and have a nice day!
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
Yup you got a point, sometimes we do silly things when we are bored. :-) Thanks, you have a nice day too!