First I’ll tell you about this card. Then, if you want to skip my rant, you can! I stamped the image from “Making Spirits Bright” in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then colored with Blendabilities and die cut with the Ovals Collection Framelits. Easy! I embossed the Daffodil Delight layer with the Modern Mosaic folder and added some Regals and Brights candy dots.
So here’s the rant. The other night, after picking up Amelia, Steph made a perfectly unexceptionable three-point turn in front of our house. While she was executing this maneuver, some idiot came barreling around the corner onto our street and was flying down the road. We’re the third house in, so he didn’t have much time in his flight to notice the car in the middle of a three-point turn. Thankfully, though, he did notice in time to stop. Honestly, I thought he was going to ram her, and I was praying. Hard. Then he blew his horn at her and followed her through town with his high beams on, making it very difficult for her to see. What a jerk.
The next day, I was heading to the office. The speed limit is 55 mph, and our building is just past a traffic light. You have to go through the light, then immediately get into the turn lane so you can turn into our parking lot. There’s not enough lane to move into the turn lane and then slow down; you have to slow a little first. Unless, of course, you want to run into the parking blocks on the lot.
Another jerk was behind me that day. Mr. “Let’s Ride Her Bumper Even Though There’s Another Lane and We Could Pass” took exception to my slowing down so I could change lanes and turn, and blew his horn at me. Ugh. And, again, Miss Amelia was in the car – so I resisted the temptation to make any rude gestures. Not that I would have anyway. But I was tempted.
I know driving can be stressful. And I know, too, if you don’t give yourself enough time to get to your destination, you’ll need to drive over the posted speed limit. But, please, take into account the fact that there are other drivers out there who are also going places. And your lack of planning ahead doesn’t mean we should wreck our cars to help you get to your weekly poker game on time. And remember that there may be small children or animals or old ladies in the car you’re honking at. And some of those old ladies have stun guns and will be happy to use them on you at the next red light. Just sayin’. Of course, no one reading this would ever drive like that. And the idiots who do probably don’t read my blog. So I guess the stun gun will be a huge surprise to them.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Be careful out there!