Not really car related but still applicable here. Today I took a drive to do an interview and make a personal contact with a new friend in the industry and was caught in some road construction. Nothing new on I -95, it appears every time I decide to travel it for the last 15 years.
Anyway traffic was being directed to merge right about a mile before the road went to one lane. When I see the warnings I always try to get over immediately to keep the traffic flowing and doing my part to alleviate the bottleneck at the point of impact.
It just amazes me though to see the people speed by after seeing the signs for quite sometime that the lane was ending. Not one or two cars that may have a real reason to try to cut the line, I am talking about people who merge over then get back out to pass around the ever growing one lane or never make an atempt to get over until the very last moment. I counted 55 once I dutifully merged at the first warning.
It really shows true human nature. People are not worried about what is going on around them until it affects them. While others just blissfully take their turn and let these people continually get their way.
What does this have to do with the car business other than the opportunities presented to towing services and body shops because of rude drivers, there were two fender benders in this fiasco?
It may have nothing to do with the retail aspect other than fact people do not really care about what you sell until they want to take notice. No more than they pay attention to warnings that a lane is ending until they have the absolute desire or necessity to read the message no matter how many times they have seen it before.
True to my nature I did not give an inch at point of impact to only chuckle at the exasperation I saw when no one would let the speeders over into the go lane.