A driver who is going 55 mph in the passing lane, along with another car on his right, holds up every rush-hour driver, thousands of people, for about ten to fifteen minutes.
The police, naturally, go after “aggressive drivers,” tired people who want to get home and resent spending an extra fifteen minutes on the road, a total of at least a thousand hours, so some impotent old man can prove he knows how fast everybody should go.
Thousands of people spend thousands of extra hours on the road for that one clown.
“Yesbuts” are exactly like that.
A “yesbut” is somebody who makes a promise to get back to you and doesn’t.
When you are trying to get something done, you will call people and clear it with them. Then you run into a “yesbut.” He doesn’t get back to you and everything gets jammed, like traffic behind that impotent clown in the passing lane who wants his one chance to bully the world.
One “yesbut” holds EVERYBODY up.
A “yesbut” doesn’t last long in serious business. Grownups don’t play that game.
PS: A yesbut is also known as a “flake.”