Monday, June 6, 2011

ROAD RAGE

Road Rage are two dangerous four letter words.

I hate driving.  Loathe it.  I'm ok at it, and frequently find it necessary to do, but I find cars and driving and everything associated with them annoying in most aspects.  I can appreciate designs of many cars... but ultimately rate them in practical terms.

And while I know I'm not the greatest driver in the world... I get so amazingly frustrated at people who act like total idiots on the road.  The past week was full of them - horns honking when there was no obvious reason to...  people swerving through traffic... driving a relatively small fraction of the posted speed limit in a passing lane.

But every time I get frustrated, I have to calm down.  I know that.  I can't get angry against a totally anonymous person in another car who may have logical reasons (at least to them) for doing what they are.  I have to bring forth... calm.