June 8, 2016

The Eighth of June

Today is my fair and lovely wife's birthday. She is as old as she is today.

What? you think I am a complete idiot?

I made a lightning trip to the greater St. Louis area this week. I got back yesterday evening. Most of the trip was uneventful. At one point a guy in an older Chevy was following a truck out of a rest stop. I moved over to the left lane. Suddenly the guy in the Chevy cut over into my lane to get around the slowly accelerating truck. I guess he didn't see me, because I only averted a major accident by a foot or so. I laid on the horn pretty heavy since he just kept on coming. Finally, I had to swerve onto the shoulder to keep from doing a NASCAR spin 'em move on his left real quarter panel, while applying the brakes hard. Certainly it all happened in a split second. When he finally moved back to the right lane he flipped me off. I hate to sound like the get off my lawn guy, but I really think people used to drive better. Maybe we really do need self-driving cars.

It is hump day. The weekend is coming. It just cannot get here soon enough.

4 comments:

hey teacher... said...

Was it this guy that flipped you off?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxBXke6KvPA

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

People did used to drive better. Because they gave a damn.

People on the roads today couldn't care less about you. It's all about them getting where they're going as fast as possible. I made that drive to Saint Louie back in November -- Missouri drivers are worthless jerks. Not that Illinois drivers are much better.

So glad I flew to DC last time.

Anonymous said...

God is great, Beer is good and People are Crazy.

Jean said...

Belated Happy Birthday to the lovely Mrs.

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