Friday, July 6, 2012

I Forgot the Reckless Driving

I'm back in Maine for a few days before heading off to New York City. (Yes, NYC in the summer can be brutal!) I just have enough time to catch up on mail, laundry, and a little gardening.

Don't get me wrong, Maine is a great place to live, but Maine driving is another story. I don't think I've ever lived in a place where reckless driving seems to be the norm. In Berlin, the drivers can be aggressive, but at least they follow the traffic ordinances. (What I find uniquely German is how the people are generally very polite, but put a German behind the wheel of a car, and all that civility goes out the door.)

In Maine, anything goes: speeding, texting, running red lights, illegal turns, and of course, rudeness. Now that it's tourist season, I also have to deal with those blasted Massachusetts drivers (they're known as MassHoles in Maine). Oh well, Maine is certainly a lovely place live, but like all things in life, nothing is perfect.

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