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.


hey teacher... said...

Was it this guy that flipped you off?

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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