I was really able to chuckled to myself on my ride home today. I witnessed road rage. The Cross-over in front of me moved into the passing lane and forward with traffic. Very quickly the passing lane became a left turn only lane. The big old Lincoln Continental directly in front of me began to speed up. I knew what was about to happen next. Can you guess? The Lincoln increased their speed as I watched the Cross-over squeeze in front of the Lincoln. I had taken my foot of the accelerator as a defensive move. It was so close I thought the two would collide, but the Sparks I witnessed for the next mile came from the driver tailgating the Cross-over. He rolled down his window and shot the bird at the Cross-over. He yelled out his window at the Cross-over. All the while I was smiling and keeping a safe distance. I hope this brings a smile to your lips and your heart. Maybe you'll remember when someone squeezes in front of you. Be kind and just smile as you let them in line. Pay it forward people. Drive safely. Until next time...
Carolyn J. Shinn
Carolyn has more than 20 years of occupational health & safety experience in union and non-union manufacturing environments & construction. She also stays up-to-date with her nursing profession working in a level II trauma center.