Today just for fun I decided to drive along I-15 to check out the IKEA store I've heard so much about.....with two children in tow.....
Anywayz, I'm driving along white-knuckling the steering wheel of the family car, because I don't love driving on these roads. It's scary and dangerous. I'm a simple little Idaho girl and I like two lanes, not 50. (maybe I exaggerate a little).
The cars in Utah drive very fast and close together. I try to leave room from the car in front of me so in case I have to come to a sudden stop, they don't get an "excursion enema" from me.
I'm confused on a few issues when I drive in Utah (ya, only a few) The billboards in Utah are fascinating. I think if I lived here I would have to sign up for Smartlipo because apparently everyone here is getting it. I also love the road sign in I-15 that said "stay in lane".........duh, I'm trying. I would like to request that Utah have the spaces between the little white lines (AKA "lanes") wider. I am from Idaho and I do resemble the Idaho Spudbutt.
I need wide lanes, they make me feel safer. I freak out a little when I have a semi truck on one side and a school bus filled with sweet little children on the other. I am driving my son's car and it's nothing to sneeze at. It's a tricked out Excursion, chrome, fancy wheels, little beepy thingy that beeps when I'm backing up, screen on the dash that shows what I'm backing into...it's a pretty big car.
I'm not used to big cars but I'm still scared of being between a semi and a school bus going a billion miles per hour (am I exaggerating again?)
And then person driving in Utah, there is this wave that has me totally confused. Unless you've had an unfortunate accident or have polydactyly you have FIVE fingers on your hand with which to wave. At first I thought there was some friendliness happenin' but then I saw the Satan eyebrow scowl and your tonsils and I knew there wasn't much love goin' on.
So I decided to do what I needed to do in Utah and show some attitude. After all the monster car I'm driving has Utah plates on it, it is a beasty set of wheels with chrome and a beepy back-up thingy. So watch out for this gramma! Once I got that mindset on, I was feeling REALLY good. "ya I fit in here" right up until I saw some red and blue flashing lights in my rearview mirror. YUP! Utah cop can spot the Idaho girl coppin' an attitude!
I promise I was not
So now I'm safely off the roads in Utah (HEY! I heard that collective sigh of relief) and I think I won't be driving around here again....even to go try and find the IKEA store.