Lately I have found myself ticked off to the 10th degree at other drivers on the road.
Seriously, are they getting worse--or am I just more paranoid? I'd like to think it's not me. But I'm certain that a teeny, tiny bit of it has to do with the fact that I cart around the most ridiculously cute (almost) 6 month old on the planet [bias mommy alert!].
So, there are a few things I need to get off my chest.
Dear beat-down truck guy,
When you are driving below the speed limit in the passing lane on the highway, you may upset some folks. In fact, you may or may not infuriate them. I chose not to get angry (at first), however I chose to pass you on the right, because you left me no other choice. As I passed you kindly, you decided to throw up the old middle finger trick at me, waving it at me like a crazy man. Hello Grandpa driver! DRIVE THE SPEED LIMIT. While you're at it--move over to the right lane, would ya? The fact that you gave me the middle finger shows your classiness (err, lack thereof). Such a classy guy, you are. I hope you went home and told your wife that you gave the 'ole bird to an innocent lady and baby. That'll sure make her proud.
Just trying to get to Target
Dear lady I passed on 1st avenue,
While I am an advocate of reading and think its a wonderful thing to do (despite my lack of enjoyment for it), I just cannot, and WILL NOT condone the fact that you!were!READING! while driving. I, under no circumstance can see any reason to make reading so important that you have to hold an open book at the steering wheel while trying to maneuver the roads. Ummm, you are not only putting your whacked-out-priorities-self in danger, but you are also putting the other 29308290328 people on the roads in danger. Which includes me and my precious baby. So, idiotic lady--why don't you head over to the store and buy your book on CD, because? No book is worth risking other people's lives. Honestly. HONESTLY. I just seriously do not get it.
Don't ever let me see you do that again
Sigh. I feel a tiny bit better.
Texting and driving is bad enough, and I get that. BUT READING?! If you decide to read full-out novels while driving you deserve to have your license taken away. There, I said it. I cannot be your friend if you do that.
That's pretty bad.
The best (or worst) part is? These drivers get under my skin enough to have me in my car throwing a hissy fit
as if they can hear me. I'm yelling things like, "Don't you know I have a BABY IN MY CAR!", and "Stop putting our lives in danger you *insert comment here*!" (and other things I don't care to admit).
The whole point of this is to say that I'm letting other drivers bug the heck out of me recently. I know I shouldn't, but darn-it--if we share a road together, be responsible! Be courteous! Heck, pay attention to your surroundings.
For the sake of all the
paranoid mommies on the road.
Do you get irked by other drivers like I do? What really bothers you? Or are you one of those who reads behind the wheel? [
Please excuse me as I beat you over the head] Any other new'ish mom's feel your tolerance for other drivers is lower since having a baby? Curious...