I learned a new word! It’s one I can even say at work, unlike some others I have learned in the past year or so…. Anyway, a local newspaper asked its readers to describe their biggest complaint about other drivers. There were the typical responses: lack of turn signal usage, slow mergers, bad parkers/door dingers, tailgating, etc. One response, however, was “sidegating”. Even though I had never heard this term before, I immediately knew what it meant because it happens to me a few times per week, at a minimum.
What is “sidegating”? It’s a term derived from “tailgating”. It’s when someone drives right next to you for a long time. This happens to me a lot, but I don’t know why. People zoom up to me, and then drive next to me for a long time. Why do people do this? It’s not like I’m going to look over and see who it is. I really don’t care who it is, because I’m driving 60-65 mph on the freeway! Is it because I sit deep in the car and from behind it looks like no one is driving? If so, do they really think a car would drive itself? *sigh* I just ignore them. They go away eventually – kind of like a rash.