Friday, March 25, 2011

After you, good sir

Look, we need to talk about something. It's a growing epidemic that we need to bring more attention to. It's affecting more and more people.
- We need to stop trying to out-nice each other when we drive -
(this is the other side of the coin. another blog one day will be about all the A-hole drivers out there... and it will be a long blog.)

Let's say you're driving down the street and you see a pedestrian at the corner wanting to cross as you turn. You wait for them. They wave for you to go. You're thinking "it's your right of way, walker" so you wave for them to go. Then they wave to you for you to go thinking "you're in a car, you're going faster than me". Back and forth until you both start to go at the same and then you're back to square one.

or what about this one:
you're backing out of a parking space and someone was about to drive past you. You stop and wave them to go but they already stopped and are waving you to go. The "you-go" volley goes until you both go at the same time. Then someone gets pissed and puts the pedal to the metal and tires screech and then they get mad that the jackass didn't just go because they were too busy trying to be nice by letting the other person go.

I'm sure by now you know what i'm talking about. People, if someone waves for you to go then just go. Go, wave and say thank you. Plain and simple. Pay it forward next time by being the first to offer the "you go" wave. If someone offers me the wave, I smile, mouth "thank you" and GO.  I get to where i'm going so much faster.

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