Archive for April 2008



It’s rainy. It’s miserable.. IT’S MONDAY!

It seriously could not be a more stereotypical monday but social science takes no breaks my friends. Today was day 1 of a new traffic experiment and much to my enjoyment, there was a civic on the road whom I could let go and they said thanks. 1 for 1.

However, there were tons of people who were just driving like absolute assholes. I am not sure if it was the rain or because it was monday and people didn’t want to be on the road. There was a lot of cutting people off, no directional use and even the running of a stop sign which almost ended in a collision.

On the family side, Zach has mastered the riding of a two wheeler, which is great, I think for his 5th birthday I’m going to buy him a new bike, he loves his current but he likes the handbrakes on my bike and I think he would love it if he could stop like daddy. Not sure if they have kids bikes with freewheel, but that would be huge.

Well I guess I should start my work day.


Traffic Experiments

Over the past few weeks I have been doing various experiments with traffic and people.

Experiment 1: Let everyone go and see who does the thank you wave.

Results of experiment 1: People are douchebags, most people didn’t wave thank you which leads into experiment 2.

Experiment 2: Let only people go that aren’t in luxury cars.

Results of experiment 2: Interesting, almost all of them waved thank you and one guy actually gave me the thumbs up out his window after waving thank you.

Conclusion: People in luxury cars are pretty much assholes and think that they don’t have to wave thank you because they are in a car thats more expensive so you should automatically let them go because they are socially superior to you. Bullshit.

Next weeks experiment won’t be so much of an experiment as me being a jerk.

I am only going to let people driving honda civics go.