Tuesday, February 28

What is becoming a bad habit

I have this bad habit forming. A bad bad BAD habit.
I can't believe that I've been blessed...protected...thus far.
But this habit needs to be stopped!

Okay...so as you can see by my lovely drawing, this bad habit involves me being in the front of the lane, that is going straight. In my peripheral vision, I see a light turn green and so then I go. BUT IT'S NOT MY LANE!!! It's the turning lanes that are turning green. So basically the traffic across from me is heading towards me. EEK!

The first time this happened, I didn't realise my error until I was just about all the way across...thankfully that person delayed in moving altogether otherwise we could have crashed.

There's been a couple of other times that I've caught myself, in that scenario, about to hit the gas pedal only to realise "RED LIGHT, YOU IDIOT!!!"

But unfortunately, I didn't catch myself early enough today! I started going but stopped when I realised a car was coming towards me, and had stopped when they saw me moving. It was so embarrassing, sitting 1/3 of the way into the intersection, clearly NOT where I was supposed to be. Plus, I almost got rear-ended to boot! The guy behind me saw me move and started to move as well and had to slam on his breaks when I quickly stopped. What a mess! One of these days, I'm going to be in head-on collision, ENTIRELY MY FAULT, for not staying put.

Why do I do this? Well, basically I'm distracted...not fully attending to my driving and all that is going on around me. Today I was thinking about some verses in James.

The moral of the story is NOT that meditating on the Scripture can be hazardous to your health! But rather, pay attention, Mindy!!! And maybe, beware if you are ever so lucky to be a passenger in my car.

I really am a decent driver...it's just when I'm at the front of an intersection at where I seem to get tripped up. Like I said...a bad bad habit.


Kaye said...

I like your pictorial illustration!
It's not entirely your fault... those turning lights are confusing! You need arrows like we have :)

Mindy said...

Thanks Kaye! Art at its finest!
The turning lanes DID have arrows...clearly that didn't help! :)