On my way to work there was a lane closed about a mile past a toll plaza. I went through the leftmost booth and rather than letting people merge, the other lanes of traffic seemed to actively work to keep people out. At one point a gap was opened and an SUV pulled into it without signalling almost clipping my car in the process - and she didn't even need to change lanes at that point. Nobody gave a break to anyone. I ended up having to play their game and wedge my way into the line - but at least I signalled.
On the way home it was worse. Two highways lead into a toll plaza (Throgs Neck Bridge for those who know it) The one I was on goes from three lanes to two and then joins another three lanes, making five feeding the toll plaza. I has a full tractor-trailer rig who needed to merge into my lane, with a signal, so I dropped back giving him room and flashed my lights to let him know he was clear. The car behind me gave me a blast of his horn for doing this. Jerk. What also was tying up the normally smooth flow was that just after the toll, one of the three lanes on the bridge was closed for resurfacing, so it was everyone funneling into two lanes. It was a repeat of the morning. No one giving room, no one giving way. At one point I was almost forced out of my lane by an SUV that moved over without checking or signalling the lane change.
This morning I should have been at work by 8:45 by normal standards, I got in at 9:10. Tonight I left work at 5:45, and got home at 7:40. *sigh*
Anyway I need to get a shower and get to bed early for once.