There are days when things happen and I just wonder have people lost their minds? Why do they do the things they do? I suppose you’re wondering what kinds of things I’m referring to. I was driving this morning and a car just decided to get in my lane. They didn’t look. They didn’t signal. They just got over. Now I happened to be in the spot they wanted to be in. So I had to slam my brakes, honk the horn, and then some choice words were yelled and a hand gesture was made. What were they thinking?! I mean it’s not like a car is some invisible object. I’m not Wonder Woman in my invisible jet. I was in a Taurus for goodness sake!
Another driving incident occurred recently in Biltmore Village the other day. I had the light and was driving slowly because it is the Village and all of a sudden a pedestrian just decides to walk across the road. First of all they were not in a designated cross walk. Second why would you just walk in front of a moving object that could kill you? I just wanted to stop the car in the road and ask them if they had lost their mind or taken a momentary leave of absence from it or what. Just because you are a pedestrian does not mean you can just walk whenever and wherever you please. There are rules. And no, I am not going to run over you because there is all this legal paperwork I would have to fill out, but for the love of God use your brain!
Another pedestrian issue is in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Why is it that people seem to think it is ok to walk as slowly as they can diagonally across the parking lost when there are cars waiting for them to move? Can’t they walk behind the vehicles? Or would that be too bothersome? I don’t get the whole holding up traffic thing. Again, I try to avoid mowing down the pedestrians but they don’t make it easy. It’s like they are playing chicken with the cars or something. I guess they know you won’t hit them. But what if there was this crazy person who one day just got tired of it? Or what if there was someone whose brakes went out? Or what if there was someone whose foot slipped? Quit tempting fate, people! Find your mind and put it back in your head where it belongs!
The other day I was speaking to someone on the phone and was trying to explain something and we kept saying the same thing over and over. I finally had to tell them to shut up and listen to me so they could actually hear what I was saying. I told them if they kept talking over me they would never understand what I was saying. Was this such a hard concept to grasp? I don’t think so. Do they think saying the same thing over and over is accomplishing anything? I don’t. Have they lost their minds? Quite possibly.
I know we all do some things where people wonder about our sanity from time to time. But if it happens on a daily basis we need to rethink what we are doing. I have come to the realization that some of these things happen just so I will laugh. I don’t have enough laughter in my life. But some of these things are so irritating that I can’t laugh. Thankfully most of these are while I am driving and I can say bad words and make hand gestures and move on.