Rant time people - This topic will be emotional for many of you - Merging on your way to work.
Let's do this:
- If traffic is moving, you don't necessary owe anyone the ability to merge if they're at a standstill. If you're moving at anything above 10mph, you're doing a disservice to anyone behind you by stopping and letting someone merge that was completely stopped. That's their problem and the problem of the traffic planners.
- That being said, if you're moving at 10 mph or below, the right merge activity is to allow one car in front of you before you proceed. If everyone allows one car in, we'll get this thing done and everyone will be fine.
- If you're behind the person I let in, DO NOT THINK THAT I'M PREPARED TO LET YOU IN TOO. I'm not. Don't be that guy.
- IF you're approaching the people trying to merge, a light flash is the right way to tell them you're a human being and you're going to let them in. They've got two seconds to get going, or you should move. They've gotta be alert.
- If someone allows you to merge from a standstill, THE CLUTCH MOVE IS TO ALWAYS GIVE THEM A WAVE WHERE THEY CAN SEE IT. You know they didn't have to do it. They did. Much respect as indicated by the wave. PRO TIP: Don't put a single finger up - it can be misunderstood.
Are we good? Can everyone chill the #### out and follow the rules?
Cool. I'll be attacking other important work-related guides in the future. Be sure to see this one on the rules for holding the elevator for others approaching.