I very rarely drive a car: that’s my wife’s domain. When I do I notice how, once behind the wheel people become more aggressive and unpleasant. Once in a car no one is in the wrong, it’s always the other driver’s mistake. Once behind the wheel the only important person in the world is them. What has happened to courtesy? Mutual politeness? If we walked we would behave differently toward each other. Therefore it’s the anonymity and protection of being in a car that separates us from others. Similar to being on the net where you make remarks, positive or negative, from the comfort of your own sofa. It’s amusing how people want to over take you, they want to get in front, be first, get one up on you. They don’t know me and I don’t know them what’s the point then? Time urgency, late for work, just feeling angry then think about others and perhaps extend some courtesy to others. Smile and the world will be a better place for you and that bloke you’ve just cut up at the traffic lights! Al
Picture taken as my wife drove home from a rather nice weekend in Bristol. This is on the M5 motorway somewhere near Taunton.