Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A True Effort

Rush hour traffic. Multiple accidents on any of my possible routes home- the expressway, the back roads.

So I make a commitment. I am going to be a nice driver.

I went out of my way to watch for people who needed to get into my lane. Who needed to pull out of a parking lot.

I helped out at least 4 cars.

Oddly, this was one of the hardest things I've done. Like everyone else, I am very eager to get home, get to my family, get away from all things work. I don't want to give up my spot in the line of traffic.

But it did feel good, although at times frustrating, to help someone else get an inch closer to home.


  1. Great idea, and what a (deceptively?) simple one to implement.

    I do hope your new profile pic was not taken while doing your friendly driving, though. :)

  2. That was me in the green Honda. Thanks for letting me in!

  3. Imagine if everyone gave up 2 or 3 seconds to be courteous on the road! Yeah, bravos to you!


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