Every morning I pass this one particular on-ramp that shares a lane with the off-ramp I need to take. And nearly every morning there is some merge-impaired dolt who gets in my way. Today was no exception.
To set the scene, I am in the red car at the bottom of the picture; the merge-impaired fool is in the black car directly in front of me:
The problem is that the dolt accelerates until he is in the position shown, and then matches speed with the blue car just ahead and to his left. He has plenty of room to merge, but refuses to do so; he simply putters along the ramp, keeping station off the blue car's back bumper. Note that he has no turn signal indication, nor is he making any sort of move to merge onto the freeway.
I assume that he intends to take the off-ramp also, so I change lanes out from behind his slothy ass and pull up next to him, hoping that either the blue car will speed the **** up or that dumbass will slow down so that I can get past this rolling roadblock:
Just at that moment, dumbass sees that the ramp is ending and decides he would like to merge after all. As I'm pulling up next to him, he flips on his turn signal. He then gives me the stink-eye; no doubt he thinks that I had purposely moved up to block his merge. With his options rapidly running out, he nails the brakes and falls behind me:
This opens up the gap I needed, and I merge onto the off-ramp and escape:
No doubt dookiehead was fuming about how "some asshole in a red car" blocked his merge. It will likely never occur to him that he created that situation through his own incompetence, and that if he had simply merged at his first opportunity none of this would have happened.