Saturday, May 02, 2009

If you can't say anything nice, then don't.

I don't want to talk about it but let me just say that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts needs to make sure that the highway engineers that they hire must be born and raised in Massachusetts, and like at least 2nd generation Masshole at that.

Engineers who are not from here think that somehow Mass drivers are going to magically change if given the chance to drive on an improved design.

That is not the case.

Once a Masshole, always a Masshole. Can't be helped.

Perfect example is the on-ramp to the Expressway at Neponset. A total clusterf*ck no matter when you try to get on it because somehow the lane is slightly wider than a single car.

Theoretically this should allow for a smooth, zipper-like, entry onto the highway. But no, in Massachusetts this is just enough of an opening for the Masshole driver to scoot around the car in front. Basically turning the lane into two lanes that are then trying to merge into one lane. Which makes for a massive clusterf*ck knot of traffic that usually backs up to the Granite Ave exit, sometimes down to practically East Milton Square even.

It's like this at the Mass Ave entrance to the Expressway also.

I get it that highway designers and engineers want to credit the drivers of Massachusetts with the abilty to evolve and improve on their driving skills, but it won't happen. Massholes never change, they just graduate to Lincoln Town Cars.

But, like I said, I don't want to talk about it.


adamg said...

I also love how there are two arrows to "Morrissey Blvd.," but one of those arrows puts you on the highway and the other one puts you on Gallivan Blvd. Both do eventually wind up at the same place, but still ...

Miss. Von Schtoop said...

Hahahaha, I forgot about that one! One way for Massholes, one was for outta-towners!