Friday, January 19, 2007
Be Careful on the Roads
Be on the lookout for a new hazard on the roads these days. Minivan Aggression Disorder (MAD) affects many male drivers of the usually harmless mini-van. Mini-vans are frequently seen moving in an extremely aggressive manner with rapid acceleration, crazy rates of speed, and abrupt boorish lane changes.
Leading psychoanalysts believe that this behavior stems from a subconcious manifestation of the male ego. Led to becoming a mini-van driver by family or other circumstances, the driver sometimes feels diminished or less masculine. The aggressive driving is an attempt to regain that diminished masculinity by brazenly displaying aggression to other drivers.
Proceed carefully and do not make direct eye contact with such drivers. Among this sub-species, direct eye contact is perceived as a challenge to male dominance. If the driver is wearing a sports jersey of any kind, immediately leave the area.
Please pass this along to everyone you know, and let's all be safe out there.