Saturday, July 10, 2010

no awareness...no life!

Had a near accident yesterday with my kids along...we were behind about 4 cars in a 'conga line' (formerly known as 'wolf pack' from my high school drivers' ed. teacher!) and there was a van behind us that was nervously darting in and out. I had been watching the van, because I knew they were impatient, and I kept thinking; "no way will she pull out and pass me...where will she go?" Sure enough, no sooner had I repeated that to myself for about the fourth time when she pulls out to pass me...then proceeds to pull in front of me, (with me being about 1/2 car length from the car in front of me) causing me to slam on the brakes to keep from running into the ditch. If we hadn't been watching her, we probably would have hit the ditch or maybe rolled...I am still sick about it.

Of course, my anger at this idiot kicked in and I proceeded to follow her to our town. I pulled up into the hotel parking lot that she went to and then another van pulled up behind me. A woman got out and came to my window and said, "She almost ran you off the road!" I said, I know!! Then, the woman who almost destroyed us came walking out of the hotel and the lady next to me said, "Did you know you almost ran these people off the road?" Then, I said, "Nice driving...I will be reporting your drivers' license to the police." She proceeded to LAUGH and got in her car!

The icing on this vehicular cake? Her license plates' case read as follows: "No Jesus, No Peace; Know Jesus, Know Peace." Yeah.

What ever happened to people actually living a good life, as opposed to telling us how great a life they are living? I think if you are going to proclaim how great a Christian/Buddhist/Catholic/Mother/etc. that you are, maybe you should also be doing the work. What about driving carefully instead of driving like the devil? (Or, driving like you want to see the Big Guy sooner, rather than later?)

I had to laugh, later, at the beautiful irony of this woman. Driving around proclaiming to know it *all* when it comes to Jesus and Peace, and then driving in such a reckless way that she almost obliterated me and my children.

By the way, Jesus called. He said you are a horrible driver.

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