I’d like to point out that the opposite is also true.
If I pull into the left lane to pass you, do NOT assume that I am trying to assert my dominance over you personally. Do NOT speed up so that we are driving parallel to each other and so that I can not pass without accelerating even more.
Oh, and while we’re on the subject, please have the common decency to drive in the left lane if you are doing at or just above (or God forbid below) the speed limit. I despise passing on the right. It’s dangerous, and strictly speaking, it’s illegal. No offense to Michiganders, but this past Spring Break, when roughly 80% of the population of Michigan (as judged from an informal count of license plates) was heading south on I-65 through Alabama, I have never been forced to blast my horn, flash my lights, gesticulate wildly, froth at the mouth, and impugn the ancestry of so many people from a single state in my life. What’s the matter? Do they not teach you guys “drive on the right, pass on the left” up there? For God’s sake, there were even road signs every few miles that explicitly say “Slower Traffic Keep Right.” So why was I cruising up behind cars driving parallel to each other, each driving at exactly the same speed (slow as hell) and blithely ignorant of the aneurysm they were inducing in the driver immediately behind them?