Its already Wednesday Y'all!! Seriously the last 2 days have flown by. How about you? fast for you too? So speaking about fast.... I drive really fast. I always have and probably always will. All my friends and family joke that i must have been a race car driver in another life. Or i'm Holli ANDRETTI. ha! When my friend and i go to lunch at work to a place a little further out, i drive. We only have an hour for lunch so i want to get there quick. I'm a good driver though. I am a defensive driver and i'm always aware of my surroundings. One friend used to pay me to take him to airport and he always complimented my driving. Coming from a man- i took the compliment!
I think a lot of my driving fast was because when i got my license, i lived out in the country. Everything was so spread out and i took longer to get to. If i get there sooner, i would have more time to visit before i had to allow enough time to get home without being late. I've also had my share of speeding tickets over the years. I have NEVER once tried to talk myself out of a ticket. I know i'm guilty.
I also tend to have a bit of road rage. If you're on your phone and you're the first person at the stop light with several cars behind you, put down your flippin phone!!! Because you sat there too long and didnt go when it turned green, not everyone made the light and that will tick me off! I am a honker. If you see me waiting to go and then you turn right next to me without using your signal and i could have gone much sooner, You will get honked at! Every so often, i flip the bird. Its not my finest moment peeps and i am not proud of the situation. I'm telling you this trigger goes off and i get so mad i cant help it. The finger comes out before i even know whats happening. Its so strange that so many makes and models of cars now dont have signals. Hmmm. Oh and if the lanes merge and your time is more important than mine to get in line and you have to cut in- No i am not letting you in!
When i was Catholic, i even gave up road rage for lent one year. I had to make a conscious effort to calm down on my way to work and not get worked up. It really did help and after that year, i didnt flip anyone off for another year after. Then it started happening again. My biggest fear is that i will end up honking or flipping off or doing both in my town around church. I just know i'm going to end up knowing the person from church that i just flipped off. There are just so many stupid drivers now. Ugh!! Oh well, right now my commute from home to work is super easy and not much traffic. Unfortunately thats changing due to our company merger. I will be driving much further again and i can bet my road rage comes back too.
Stay calm and take it easy out there!! Have a great day.