Rick Warren wrote a book called "Purpose Driven Life" which starts the very first chapter with the statement "It's not about you!" Somehow I want to get the folks I come into daily contact with to read and understand that chapter.
It's been several weeks since I've posted because I was driving in Alabama and another driver decided he was more important than I was so he pulled right in front of me turning left while I had the green light. After we hit almost head on, and he totaled my car, he told police that he expected I would stop and let him go. This experience has made me very aware of just how impatient other drivers have become.
Just a short drive down Peachtree Parkway will allow you to experience how folks seem to feel the world revolves around them - they pull out in front of you while talking on their cell phones and then go whatever slow speed they choose not caring that an entire line of cars behind them had to slam on brakes to keep from rear ending them. At traffic lights you will find drivers easing out into the intersection because they don't want to wait for the light to change.
Don't even get me started about bike riders - listen, I enjoy riding my bike as much as anyone else, and I understand the new laws, but I also remember that my 50 lb bike is no match for a 2,000 lb+ car, so I tend to ride on the side of the road, and mostly only on lesser traveled streets rather than what I normally see on Peachtree Parkway where the bike riders want to take their share of the road in the middle of the right lane riding 3 abreast rather than single file. Motorcycle riders are even worse, weaving in and out of traffic without any consideration for anyone else.
I suppose my Rave today is really about the increased levels of rudeness and lack of common courtesy that is being exhibited by many, (most?) people today because they seem to feel that they are BETTER or more DESERVING than the rest of us. Maybe we could find some way to create a national day of common courtesy! We could plan all the political debates on that day too .... just saying. These are my thoughts, what are yours? Steve