Monday, August 06, 2007


I was on my way to work this morning, turning right on red, when my Jeep was given a serious bump from behind. The lady driving the small silver sardine can in back of me was on the phone and wasn't paying attention to the fact that I hadn't actually pulled out of her way yet. Either that, or she isn't familiar with the laws of physics.

Fortunately there was no damage to people or cars, and no need even for information exchange (the spare tire rides pretty low on the Liberty and I think that's what she hit), but this illustrates perfectly one of my pet peeves.

Phones in the car suck. HANG UP AND DRIVE ALREADY.

I love the convenience of my cell phone, but I don't feel the need to be available to everyone 24/7, and I don't understand people that can't make it through a car ride without getting on the horn. Half the time I don't even have mine turned on. It's good to unplug and disappear for awhile. Keeps people wondering what you're up to.

I do answer the phone in the car, but they are short "yes or no" conversations unless I'm on a road trip and/or my headset is on. Technology is wonderful, but it must be used with responsibility.

The lady that hit me was very nice and apologized profusely. I could tell she felt really bad, but I hope she learned something from it as well. (One of my fav quotes: When you lose, don't lose the lesson.) I decided the day could only get better from there, so that was a good thing. I couldn't help thinking about one of the Pooh stories Mom used to read to me though; Tigger falls into the river and says, "I was pushed! :humph:"

It's been a long day though and now I must get a few hours of sleep before I make the same trek again; hopefully tomorrow won't be so bumpy.

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