Sep 18, 2017

On Driving: Don't Be Nice...it just confuses people!

I drive a cute little Mini Cooper Sport when I am at home in Oregon. It is a fun little car that can be a handful if you put it in the "sport" mode. I don't do that.

Mine is all black and not a convertible
and a four door but other than that
it is just like these. :)
Needless to say I am careful. It is not safe even if everything works out, so taking chances increases the chances for dents and bruises. No one, especially me, wants that to happen.

Part of being careful is being nice to people on the road. I will wait for you to go across the street or to pull into my lane. Most of the time that is a good thing.

Sometimes though, it just confuses people. They really don't know what to do when I wave them through or let them take their turn first at a four way stop. People in Oregon don't honk their horns or flip you off (usually). But they do wonder what the woman in a tiny car is doing.

Yesterday I was driving with my daughter in the car with me. I stopped at the intersection, looked both ways twice then waved the lady across the way to go ahead and turn. I was going straight and had the right away. She didn't know what to do with that and just sat waiting for me to obey the law.

Beautiful daughter said, "Mom, go!"

"I was just being nice," I replied.

"DON'T BE NICE MOM, IT CONFUSES PEOPLE."

There you have it...so I drove through first. It seems that obeying the law is a good thing and is, in fact, being nice in it's own way.

Have a beautiful day!

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4 comments:

  1. LOL. My husband does that too and people are unsure about pulling in front of another car with a driver who may have just been waving his hand around while talking. I agree with your daughter.

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    1. A person has to be careful not to carry that "legal" thing too far. I cross that intersection walking. Pedestrians have the right away but people in cars can kill you. I don't push the "law" thing. I could die!

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  2. Haha! You should post this on One Liner Wednesday. We have an intersection close to our house where sometimes the driver of the car who wants to turn right waits for the car opposite them who is turning left. It is clearly their right-of-way, yet they wait. Very confusing.

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    1. I've never heard of "One Liner Wednesday". Thank you for being so nice! :) AND I am not confused at all.

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