On Driving

Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer.

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I drove somewhere unfamiliar this morning, for the first time in a while. The trouble with being eco-conscious and not wanting to make unnecessary journeys in the car is that it can leave you for months on end having only driven for a maximum of 5 minutes … which is not a good way of keeping up your skills.

This morning was good – I’m giving some friends a lift on Sunday afternoon (to and from ice-skating), and I wanted to make sure I knew where I was going. I’m also learning to take directions from the Sat Nav, which I’m sure is an important life skill , or at least an important skill for driving whilst darling husband is asleep – as I suspect will be the case on Christmas Eve (he’ll have been working all day, so I’m driving us to go and visit my parents).

I went and had a look for quotations about driving … and the one above is the best I came up with πŸ™‚ many of the others were funny, but just things I totally don’t subscribe to. Am I unusual in generally thinking well of / assuming the best of other drivers? (e.g. “they must’ve got confused about lanes and only realised at the last minute” is my assumption over “that asshole, pushing in like that”) – I think probably I’m just naive and don’t drive enough hours to be particularly annoyed with people. But that’s good. I’ll stick with that.

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2 Responses to On Driving

  1. Hazelnut says:

    I always try to think the best when strangers annoy me. Seeing as I haven’t got a full driving license yet, this doesn’t often apply in that way. However when people are generally rude to you, and you don’t really know them, I think it’s best to just think ‘maybe they’re having a bad day’, as it may well be true, and there’s no point in it ruining your day. So I think that whether or not you are unusual in thinking well of drivers, it’s certainly a good view to take πŸ™‚

  2. Wise words there πŸ™‚

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