There are many things polite drivers do that are problematic, but one makes me crazy.
For the love, people, if you are in the right lane of a busy, four lane road, do not, DO NOT stop to allow a person to make a left-hand turn if the inside lane isn't also stopped. Oh the number of times I've clenched in horror as a car eeks out into traffic, unaware that a car is barrelling down on him. Especially when that left-hand turner is on his phone, not really paying attention.
Oh, the bundle of nerves I am, while they go along their merry stupid ways.
If someone in a great big silver 12-passenger van blocks you in when you are trying to make a left-hand turn onto a busy four lane road, just give a thank you nod and wave. And no, I don't mean a one-fingered wave. To you, it may look like I'm being a jerk, not letting you out like that. I'm OK with you disliking me. (Just ask my teens.) But I will know that I very well may have just saved your stupid life.
One more musing for today. This one isn't mine, but is an observation that Phoenix made.
We were next to a truck, a common truck that I have seen a hundred times, and didn't think anything of it.
Until Phoenix asked, "Why did they put a picture of a guy tooting on the back of that truck?"
I don't know which makes me laugh harder, the person tooting on the back of the truck or the fact that my 14 year old son said "tooting".
I love that boy.
To my American readers, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of family love and fun with little to no family drama. I pray you have safe travels with little to no whining. Eat well, with little to no weight gain. I hope you have some great Black Friday shopping deals with little to no punching in the face.
To my non-American readers, will you also have crazy people in spandex fighting over the three $10 big screens in Wal-Mart? What about insane adults duking it out over some Tickle Me Dancing Karaokeing Texting Elmo? Just curious.
Have a lovely rest of your week!
If you would like to read the first installment of Musings from the Minibus, go here.