I am in a rotten mood.
Might as well just be honest about it.
Well I was, I feel better now, a little anyways mainly irked but overall pretty content.
It’s Thursday and ..well that’s it but I have a lot on my mind and got flipped off while I was driving cause I wasn’t really paying attention
Made me at once laugh and think aha! And when that happens well as we all know (or maybe you don’t) we have a Mental Moment.
Today’s Mental Moment…
is about Road Rage and the truth about the large number of idiot drivers out there.
Kind of. As always it is about so much more.
How many times have you been out driving minding your own business and some idiot cuts you off or is ahead of you driving 10 mph below the speed limit or any other number of driving gaffes that directly affect you but you can not do anything about?
Caught at the right (wrong?) time, like if you are in a hurry or you are just fed up with self-centered people who read a sign 1/2 mile back that says the lane is closed ahead and while everyone else gets over forming a line except that one idiot who races up to the actual point where the road then bottlenecks to one lane, and then a bunch of other idiots follow, causing what should have been an orderly continued, albeit slower, stream of traffic to bottle neck up and stall out while the other idiots that don;t have the balls to say screw you let 15 cars in before you lay on your horn and threaten to drive right up their rear end because nobody taught them the rule of merging is every other car, it can set a normally laid back person off.
And you think to yourself - or scream loudly sometimes spraying spittle on your own windshield.. Where did all these idiots come from and why am I the only one that knows how to drive anymore?
That just cracks me in all kinds of ways normally. When I am driving with my 19 yo daughter and gripping the oh shit handle while she is lamenting everyone else’s poor driving skills, inside I just find that all kinds of funny and ironic and .. yea
All of us that have a driver’s license have pretty much had to demonstrate the same skills give or take a lane change or two depending on lots of things, in order to be issued said license to operate a motor vehicle. Right? I mean there may be a driver or two that is out there without a license but they had to learn somewhere. I know how to drive a semi. Trues story, I even almost got a license but I can drive those puppies and you wouldn’t know I didn’t have a license. I don’t do it anymore though. But I could.
So that goes to follow that everyone on the road pretty much knows how to drive and what the rules of the road are.. agree?
Let’s just agree for the moment we can discuss later. I mean it makes sense but if you want to disagree..
Anyways then it would be reasonable to assume (at least in my mind and I just am not much of an assumer – is that a word? oh never mind it is today.. ) that the only reason, or the plethora of reasons for people driving like idiots is merely that they aren’t paying any attention to what is going on around them. Autopilot.
I mean how many of you have had the strange thing happen where you leave work and the next thing you know you are home and you don;t remember how you got there, minus chemical substances that you shouldn’t be driving on anyways of course?
Autopilot and maybe a bad day, or in a hurry where you just aren’t feeling that considerate of your fellow-man? Or they I mean. Well we all have been guilty I have no doubt so Us. And who are “they” when they say they anyways?
So then we have the person with road rage. How does that happen? Maybe they are paying too much attention. Not sure. Or maybe a bad day, in a hurry or just not feeling that considerate of your fellow-man… and the idiots on autopilot are a good target for venting.
That’s a lot of lack of consideration going on out there people.
Drive responsibly, and considerately. Please.
wanna see what I drive?
To Your Mental State, whatever it may be…