We were headed to midtown on a Saturday morning. In front of us was a lady who evidently thought applying her make-up and fixing her hair while attempting to drive her car was an efficient use of her time. People do things like that all the time – personal hygiene (the guy brushing his teeth is a little gross), eating, drinking, talking, texting, dressing, picking their … well, you get the idea.
We seem to lose all common sense behind the wheel. We have an overblown opinion of our driving skills. Dave Barry once wrote: “The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.”
There are some things to consider:
- If your child asks your wife, “Will God let dad into heaven if He hears dad’s driving words?” it might be time to watch your language.
- If you have a “Honk if you love Jesus” bumper sticker on your car, remember that you have a “Honk if you love Jesus” bumper sticker on your car.
- You know what you think of every other driver; ever wonder what they think of you?
- I wish they made an electronic magnetic pulse device I could use on those people whose cars/trucks vibrate from loud music. I don’t want to hurt them; I just want to destroy their stereos.
Be safe out there. Being behind the wheel is a big responsibility. You’re in charge, as long as you listen to your wife as to how you should drive.