Originally Posted by upthewazzu
Interesting. I thought that only backwoods wheat farmers did this. I encounter it almost every time I pass someone on WA-195 (which is the only road in and out of my town).
I'm also in rural Washington and see it all the time... in its most benign form it's just a half-asleep old person realizing they were driving too slowly, in its most malicious it's an insecure redneck or other dipshit that thinks being passed is an affront to their dignity. The latter tend to have the 'I was going a reasonable speed, I'm in front' mentality that plagues much of North American driving.
Another form of this is when a road suddenly gets an extra lane and then everybody speeds up, only to invariably slow down again once the lane disappears, nobody having passed anyone. Occurs all over fucking i-5.