Friday, May 2, 2014
This morning it was my department's day to buy breakfast for the school's staff. I got up early, realized I had forgotten and headed to Krispy Kreme. After eating about 6 of them on the way to school (they were out of the oven and warm, do not judge me!), I got on the interstate to drive to school.
My speed was 75 in a 70 zone, so I guess I am admitting to breaking the law. But when I was almost to my exit, someone flew up behind me and got so close I could not see their headlights. I was in the process of passing a car and actually sped up, I was exceeding the speed limit, and as soon as possible I got over so this person could pass.
As they passed, I got a look that let me know they were not happy. They cut me off, slowed down and when I started to slow down, they slammed on their brakes and then exited. I am still pretty worked up about it because it was foolish and dangerous.
I could have gotten off at the exit and confronted the gentleman, but my father taught me two valuable things about situations like this. One, who knows what this guy was/is going through and may look for something or someone to take his frustration out on. And two, you do not know if he has a gun in the car.
My anger, along with those two possibilities do not endear themselves to a positive ending. So I got to school, put my donuts out, and came here to type this...maybe it will help.