I wanted to drop a quick note to thank you for the life lessons you taught my little girl today. Sometimes there are no better teaching moments than the present and you, my road rage friend, provided me the perfect parenting opportunity. As you drove dangerously close to my car for two plus miles, rudely honked at me at traffic light and then sped off in 35 MPH zone – you helped me highlight to my little girl in the back seat that people can be rude and careless. And that just because you had somewhere to be, didn’t mean it was safe or okay for you to behave like that in a car. That’s how people get in accidents or killed. Recklessness.
While I’m sure wherever you were going, Lilith, was beyond important it justified these actions – please note that you do not own the road and the cars will not part like the Red Sea for you. We all have places to be and people to see. And I (possibly unlike you) would like to get my family there safely. It could be that you had one too many mimosas at brunch or that your cardigan was draped a little too tightly around your shoulders that it was cutting off oxygen to your brain… all very possible explanations. Either way Ms. Juke-Vanity-Plate I appreciate the teaching opportunity you provided me. The chance to highlight the kind of driver/person I don’t want my daughter to grow up to be. So for that I am grateful. Thank you Lilith.
Warmest regards and safe driving,