Patience is something many of us need to have more of, especially when out driving on the road.
Every day, we see too many drivers picking the fastest moving lane and then pushing their way into the lane they actually need to be in. They seem to think that just by turning their indicator on, they have automatic right to pull over.
In the last couple of days, I’ve been caught up in some awkward traffic situations, and it still surprises me how grumpy and impatient people can get when they can’t speed along as usual.
Faulty traffic lights that let through 1-2 cars before turning red again have resulted in long long queues of vehicles sitting in the hot sun. And so, what happens?
One car runs an orange light and another car takes off from a green without looking – with the end result being one nasty crash. As we negotiated our way through all the police cars and ambulance, there were people who were stopping to ‘rubber-neck’ and others who seemed to think there was no reason why they should try and slow down a bit.
|Sitting beneath this tree would've been nicer than sitting in traffic|
I collected grand-daughter from school this afternoon and we ended up in another queue. We were still moving, and it was quite comfortable until we suddenly realised there was a car right beside us trying to sneak through (and I mean, RIGHT beside us – we could easily have touched him out the window). He pulled in behind us again when he realised there was a car parked up ahead.
Actually, there were several cars parked up ahead and a schoolboy was sitting on the grass beside his mangled bicycle, so obviously that had been an accident as well.
Our weather has been quite summery but the other day we had light drizzle all day. I’m aware of light rain on dry roads causing slippery situations, but got an awful fright when I went to take off from a round-about (just a normal take-off, I wasn’t speeding) and I suddenly was sitting in the one place with this awful noise and lots of smoke. I think it would have made a boy-racer happy, but all I could think about was my poor tyres!
Be patient everyone 😊