That siren you hear? Or, more accurately, choose to ignore? That could be your father, wife, kid or friend. If it’s not, it’s for someone else’s loved one, who would dearly appreciate you doing the right thing and MAKE FUCKING WAY. God help me, this month was far from the only time I have seen one, two, three — or more! — cars cut off an emergency vehicle that has its lights & siren blasting. Cactus & 32nd St. is especially bad for Phoenix Traffic Stress Disorder (PTSD) inducing behavior, but this month’s episode of “Sirens Are For Suckers” takes place right in my hood, scenic Sunnyslope.
As sad as that is, it was not even the worst thing I witnessed this month. No way. Of course not. No, what I almost witnessed was my own wife’s death as centerline crossing trucks chose the exact same moment to contest each others’ space. If witnessing a near smooshing of your wife doesn’t give you Phoenix Traffic Stress Disorder, I don’t know what will!
This month’s PTSD causing incidents:
- Sirens are for suckers.
- Red light rodeo.
- Suicide Lane.
- Homeless kamikazes.
- This month’s