Monday, January 16, 2012
this morning on my way to work. . .
We had showers Saturday and Sunday nights, wee into the early hours of the morning. How accommodating is that of Mother Nature?
On my ride to school this morning I experienced a mishap that shook me. Last night it rained and the roads were slick. I was braking in a curve in a round-about when the brakes locked and I lost control of my car. Suddenly nature was in control and I sat helplessly as my car skidded into the outside lane. I wondered if I would hit the white car in the outside lane and thought about how much trouble that would cause. I hoped for the best. Luck was on my side and I missed hitting the white car by a nanosecond and no one hit me. Amazing! I experienced an adrenaline rush and my heart was beating fast and I felt shaky. My car stalled and as I hurried to start it again and get out of the line of traffic someone started blowing his/her horn at me. This would have played out like a reality TV show for the people in the cars behind me. They would have seen the near miss. But instead of empathy, I got someone who blew his/her horn insistently at me.
The human race still needs a lot of work.
Just another example of how the world is not a better place. . .