I left the house around 6:10am this morning to drive to the gym. I was followed by someone with their headlights on main beam, because I drove at the speed limit and stopped at a set of traffic lights because I had time to brake safely when they changed from green to amber. This over-excited (I’m being diplomatic) driver was right up my exhaust pipe until a roundabout separated us, no doubt berating me for driving slowly to all his friends this morning.
This morning cross people seemed to be out in force, having to slow down and stop because other drivers were on the roundabout first. Weaving in and out of traffic to get that whole car space ahead of someone, skipping through lights as they change. I dropped Peanut off yesterday morning, as the traffic lights changed to green a truck came screaming through the junction. Green!
I’m sick of this, goodness knows I’ve done my fair share of speeding, and have the tickets to prove it. There are times when I’m driving around and correct myself, but since we had Peanut, I consciously obey the road rules, because I have a child in the car and I know I would not be able to live with myself if anything happened to him and it was my fault for being an idiot. We leave in plenty of time to get somewhere, and if we’re late, we’re late, but it’s never because we weren’t ready to leave the house on time, it’s because of circumstances beyond our control.
Slow the eff down people, don’t leave it to the last second before you need to get out the house so you’re pushing the envelope all the way to work, arriving harassed, frazzled and cross because drivers like me, who are driving with more care and attention than you, appear to get in your way!