A few observations having seen lots of cars with Arizona plates so far this summer:
- Walked into Starbucks one day and some guy was in there acting like a loud obnoxious jackass, wearing the trademark Scottsdale dragon t-shirt and backwards baseball cap ... I thought this was unusual for the area and I got worried for a second, thinking my beloved town might be turning into Scottsdale, until I saw him get into an Audi A4 with Arizona plates and a 'Scottsdale Audi' license plate frame and I breathed a sigh of relief.
- The one time I've been cut off in recent months, it was another Audi with Arizona plates and the 'Scottsdale Audi' frame.
- Driving on a surface street with a 50 mph speed limit the other day, I saw cars going around some idiot driving slow in the left lane. I got closer and saw that it was a Mercedes with Arizona plates.
There have been dozens of examples of this last situation. I'm not complaining so much as I'm astonished that such a large populace has been trained by the threat of police enforcement to drive unusually slowly, even when they're in a rather fast-paced locale where driving slow causes problems and creates a traffic hazard.