“The odds of finding yourself behind a slow-poke driver on a single-lane, no-passing-road vary proportionately with how pressed you are for time.”

—Murphy’s Law of the Road; Ross Kaplan.

“The odds of said driver having exactly the same destination as you ” thereby maximizing the amount of time you’re stuck behind them ” also vary directly with how late you’re running.”

—Corollary, Murphy’s Law of the Road; Ross Kaplan.

All of which is why, when I’m waiting to turn on to a street, and the oncoming car is taking forever to drive past me, I don’t feel (especially) guilty about turning onto the road ahead of ’em . . .

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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