Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Hello Whoever You Are
Sometimes I wish I could communicate with other drivers - not via a bumper sticker or a wave, I mean really tell them what I think. Like this:
Hello Whoever You Are,
I can see that you are frustrated at driving behind me. I know that you would rather be in front, but right now there is nothing I can do about this situation. In the meantime, let me tell you a few things.
Firstly, I am not a slow driver and chances are that I am sneaking over the speed limit anyway, so I must ask why you feel the need to drive so closely behind me.
Secondly, your stress and rush do not affect me. Once, in a previous life, it would have. I'd have been braking slightly, to annoy you, and perhaps gesturing and glaring at you in my rear vision mirror. But, since having my child, I cannot be bothered with your anger. I do not wish to put her at risk over some ridiculous road rage. My new approach is one where, at the first available opportunity, I will pull over to let you past, so that both of us are happy and a little less stressed. So, please, just wait a few minutes.
And finally, please try to remember I have a child in the backseat, or if she is not here with me at this moment I need to make it home to her and my husband in one piece. I have a life to live and I would appreciate it if you'd just let me get on with it.
At my own pace.
Posted at 7:36 AM