Man oh man I tell you you take your life in your hands driving around these days. I wish I was a patrol cop as I would be giving tickets out right and left. Just some examples.
One woman was pointing something out to her passenger along the road. While they were both looking off to the side the car went over 2 lanes of traffic! Right in front of my new van. When they finally looked back at the road and realized she had strayed she zoomed right back to her original lane without checking traffic first. Once again right in front of us as we were doing evasive driving.
Another block later a car weaving back and forth. Getting up to it a young teenager was texting someone with both hands while steering with her elbows. She was probably all of 16 or 17. Already a pro. Able to drive blindly and kill unsuspecting middle age people with a single finger pushing send. Probably calling another teen who was driving.
Hi Sara, what are you doing?
Hi Cara, texting you, what are doing?
Texting you back.
Anything new since the 5 minutes I texted you last?
I saw a cute guy driving...how about you.
No...just mad looking old people behind me......
Couple of blocks further great grandfather Jo let loose from the senior center for the day slowly pulled out into the interstate at all of 12 miles a hour. Never mind the speed limit was 70. Forget about speeding up as he was only going 10 miles and he couldn't see good enough at high speeds to read his exit signs anyway. Life was going by fast enough without hurrying it along any faster.
Jim was mad at Jane. Loudly and with both hands to empathize his anger he was raging at her all the way down the block. Narrowly missing the poor bike rider ahead as he jabbed a finger in her direction to get his point across. So mad he was seeing red and went through the red to prove it.
And just to prove that idiot drivers don't necessarily need to be driving a car a bicycle rider runs a red light in front of a dangerous SUV, notorious for killing people anyway, and narrowly misses becoming tomorrows headline. "SUV kills innocent biker in mad road rage over gas prices".
Finally arriving home I was doubly grateful I had spent the extra money to be in a minivan rated to be among the safest on the road. They should sell insurance for driving across town. Hazard pay for drivers.
I feel like I should get a medal for arriving home safely. Kissing the ground I stagger in the house and to my room to meditate. Surely this is the real reason for high blood pressure and heart attacks.
Be safe all....be careful.