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 Some people seem not to have figured out what the speedometer is for.

A type of pathology related to the “Close to You” syndrome involves people not having any particular idea what speed they want to go, as long as they can be a little bit ahead of you.

When you find yourself coming up on one of these overly relativistic types from behind, you naturally move left to pass.  They respond by going faster.  And then faster still, as you also speed up to get by.  Eventually, you could find yourself going 40 miles an hour faster than you originally intended, before you finally manage to shake them off your side.

Of course, if you don’t want to go to this extreme, you can always play another fun round of “Close to You.”

Alternatively, you can just get back in behind them.

At this point, they slow down.