Consider the following:
A individual of BLUE ethnicity is down and out on his luck. He decides to rob a 7-11. He successfully makes off with $500.
The local newspaper writes an article about the incident, and of course the online commenters come out in force:
Billy Hick Jr writes: And this is news why? BLUE's always do this.
Sam K agrees: typical behavior of BLUE's.
Does this individual really reflect back on the group? The answer is no. The answer is yes if you are stereotyping.
Or maybe Joey simply did not encounter the infinitesimally small fraction of motorists who follow the letter of the minor unenforced traffic statute. I only drive a few times a month but I've had raging cagers threaten me with bodily harm because I maintained 45 on freeway where the posted speed limit is 50.
Originally Posted by genec
This thread gets to the heart of just why I avoid my car at (most) all costs.
(I'm pretty successful at staying away from it, too. But that's almost beside the point.)
I simply can't stand to be among those people in their cars. It's just not fun anymore.
Yes, on a bicycle I'm still among them. But it's different. There's really only a few short stretches where I have to be among them literally. There's all sorts of other paths available to a bike that puts some distance between us.