Saturday, May 18, 2013

Be kind to everyone

I made a promise to myself, when Little P was born, that I would try, (really, really, really try) to not let stupid people annoy me. 

And for the most part I succeed. 

But when it comes to drivers in Las Vegas, it's very hard. In fact, some days it's almost impossible to turn a blind eye to the idiots driving around me.

No turn signals, merging onto the highway at 40mph, cutting off people in an effort to get to the exit (only to realize, heck, that's not the exit I want), driving 10 miles below the speed limit on a one lane road... the list goes on.

And yes, I know it's not just in Vegas, it's everywhere. But for some reason it seems more pronounced here in the desert.

M and I have a few theories on that, none of which are scientifically provable (although Vegas has been ranked in the top 5 cities for bad drivers), but all the theories in the world don't amount to squat if you the people around you still act like they got their driver’s license out of a cereal box.

I have found that on the days when it's really hard to take the higher road (so to speak), I start saying this little mantra - 
be kind to everyone
Now, I'm not saying that this is the case for every person out there, some people really are just idiots, but I've found that since I have been doing this, the traffic gods have smiled on me. 

On those days when I feel like I'm having my patience truly tested, and I revert to my little mantra, I automatically seem to have an easier commute, get all green lights, and even have no one parked in what I consider to be my spot at work. On those days when I lose it, I get nothing but red lights, tend to have more idiots in front of me, and find someone else has taken my spot to park.

The cynic in me thinks it's just coincidence, but the rest of me thinks that what goes around really does come around, and maybe, just maybe, by keeping a positive attitude, I'm making positive things happen.

What do you think? Does it pay to take the higher road and let the universe sorts things out, or is it a load of old cows dung?

Till next time,



  1. Have you seen all the accidents lately? Oh My God it's impossible! I'm almost afraid to drive now.

    1. When we first moved here we were told to drive as if everyone around us was drunk...which seems to hold true most days. It's definitely a 'drive defensive' kind of town.