I’ve been on a good streak of not letting things bug me, especially traffic, but yesterday I came close to losing it. After dropping DaughterGeeding off at school, I’m driving through our neighborhood and just a few blocks from home. There’s a Honda following me, but he’s not riding me or anything, and I was driving the speed limit. Kids are walking to school during this time, so it’s best to be careful. I do a few turns and he’s still following me, so it doesn’t appear he’s cutting through the neighborhood to get to work, as some folks are prone to do. Our ally is just ahead and I turn on the blinker to turn left and start my turn just as he speeds past me on my left. I came within inches of a coalition. Blood boiling, I wrestled with the decision of flooring it to catch up with him more than I should have. Eventually, I did the mature thing and just drove home, but for the first time in a very long time, I really wanted to get violent and ignore the ramifications. And by the looks of the driver, it wouldn’t have been hard, but then again, you never know.
Before I took DaughterGeeding to school, I make a cup of coffee using my Keurig. Yesterday, I failed miserably at this task because I forgot to place the cup under the spout and hot coffee spread all over the countertop.