Friday, December 18

Quotes of Note + a Rant*

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.

Vladimir Nabokov, (1899-1977)


Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.

Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and writer (121-180)


*Have you noticed they're becoming more common?

How many other gray-haired women flipped the bird to a tail-gating teen this week? I don't know, but I was one of them. I was waiting to pull out of my neighborhood and I looked left and saw no cars. I pulled out and turned right and before I had gone 20 feet - or had a chance to accelerate to the posted limit - a car with a messy-haired teenage driver sped up behind me and was literally one inch from my bumper. Livid I was and I think he was too. (How dare that old lady pull out in front of me???) He must have thought that, while I was thinking "How fast were you going when you materialized out of nowhere???" As soon as the road split into two lanes, he pulled left and sped past me, driving erratically. I was going to try and get his license plate but I wasn't able to see it long enough to get the number. Just my luck.


Kay Dennison said...

Give 'em hell, Judy!!!! I'm tired of snot-nosed kids who think they own the road when WE old folks paid for it!

Carmi said...

I often laugh at them for just a sec when I catch up to them a few minutes later. Of course, reading the license plate by that point is made more difficult by the fact that the car has either:

1 - Gone into the ditch
2 - Wrapped itself around a hydro pole
3 - Both

So I quickly quell my chuckling long enough to call 911 before getting out to help.

Sad thing is, this has actually happened to me. The idiocy of some people when they hit the road absolutely staggers me.

rosemary said...

Happens all of the time...I ranted a while back too. Our county just turned in voted out...a hands-free ordinance...WHAT?????? Like these idiots don't have enough to keep their minds off of their driving skills such a loud music, friends in the car, smoking etc. I am old and crabby about his...

bobbie said...

You're lucky he wasn't so high that he retaliated and rammed you or something. Too bad you didn't get the license number.

Looking to the Stars said...

I love the quotes.
I keep wondering who's teaching these kids to drive or do they all belong to the "idiot behind the wheel" club

oklhdan said...

I'm with you Judy! Give em the one gun salute!

Granny Annie said...

I would have paid good money to see you flip that kid off. Your continue to inspire me friend:)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

While you didn't get the license number, at least you got in one very important number - for him! LOL.

Maria said...

I have been known to flip the bird while driving. The one that gets me is the kid that drives like a bat out of hell, brakes only when he reaches the four-way stop and gives me a look like "Betcha didn't think I was going to stop."
Truth is, I wouldn't know for sure.

Gilly said...

People like that drive me scatty! And its not confined to the young. An elderly gent in a big swanky car did that to me the other day. If it wasn't for the fact he would have ruined the rear of my car I would have slammed on my brakes!!

Pat said...

In the days when I drove long distances - long gone Praise be - I loathed the bully boys lorry drivers who would drive for miles sitting on your tail. A pox on them all!