Comment 78502

By CouldaWouldaShoulda (anonymous) | Posted June 14, 2012 at 05:25:22 in reply to Comment 78483

"The arrogance and entitlement goes both ways."

Yes, and yet...

It actually goes *three* ways.

In myriad interludes every day, we can easily witness a dysfunctional environment out there. Bad, arrogant, entitlement-filled drivers doing ridiculous things. Bad, arrogant, entitlement-filled cyclists doing ridiculous things. And bad, arrogant, entitlement-filled pedestrians doing ridiculous things.

All the while, courteous, intelligent, right-thinking motorists, cyclists and pedestrians behaving nicely, with regard for others, without a subconscious agenda for 'pay-back' as motivation.

In relative terms, say to Europe, North Americans are immature in how this 'discussion' unfolds. The obdurateness, the truclence, the disinterest in actually trying to find common ground...

As I am still currently in Virginia, it's probably apropos to say that this reminds me of the 'no compromise' mentality in the US Congress. Which has produced a state commonly known as 'gridlock'. Funny, that.

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