An Encounter with Aristocracy

I was driving I84 out of Waterbury heading east when a black Audi TT Coupe filled my rear view mirror.  I couldn’t see it’s bumper which immediately slams it into the “riding up my ass” class.  I was doing 65 in a 55 mph zone.

When the number of lanes went from 2 to 4 as the road climbed up Cheshire mountain, I was doing a little over 70, a safe distance behind a string of cars doing the same.  The Audi was still filling the mirror.  We were all in the passing lane.  At first opportunity the brand new Audi broke across 2 lanes to the right and passed everybody at what had to be at least 85 to 90 mph, disappearing up over the hill.

But I had enough time to see the plate – CT State Legislature. I travel that route everyday to work and know a lot of people behave that way on the road.  I’ve admitted to exceeding the speed limit, but was doing traffic speed.  But this instance aggravated me more than the average road bully.

It was executed by a member of the aristocracy currently re-taxing my ass into oblivion.  All while doing his best to drive as much business out of state (or underground) as he can, and putting some people and keeping others out of work (both state and otherwise).  It advertised both his self-promotion over “the little people” and his arrogant ignorance of them as well.

Even if he is one opposing the governor’s plan to meltdown, he is one of privilege and will undoubtedly be unaffected by the actions of his class.  Driving that way with his expensive new car and his privileged plate, acting like he knew he was more important than anyone else on the road that day, was like rubbing my nose in it and it wasn’t smelling too good.

All with “in your face” bravado.  Besides, I don’t really think that plate only gets him parking privileges.  Do you?