Tuesday, 21 April 2009

This morning at about 5:25, I felt and heard a slight vibration. I thought it was probably a large truck or piece of machinery stopping on US 280. On the way to work, I drove the long way around the back just to check and make sure that it was not caused by something structural. When I got to work, I found out that we had an earthquake. I don't think I've ever experienced an earthquake before.

On the way into work, I was on US 280. I always drive in the right lane. I noticed a car in the middle lane with it's right turn signal on, and I backed off so that she could move over. After she got over, she threw her hand up, not to thank me, but in anger. I couldn't figure out what I did. I thought that maybe I wasn't paying attention and she had been trying for awhile to get over. She kept bobbing her head like she couldn't figure out why the traffic wasn't moving (US 280 is one of the worst commutes in the country). About 1/2 mile later, she turns on her left signal to get back over to the middle lane. By this time traffic was flowing well and no one was stopping to let her over. Finally, she saw a break about 3/4 of a car length and moves over almost causing another car to rear end her. She then gives the driver of the car the finger, not once, not twice, not three times, but four times. She kept waving her arms in anger. I tried to distance myself from this crazy woman. I don't know what her problem was. She had curlers in her hair, as in the old timey bouffant curlers. Maybe they were rolled too tight. This morning's events did not put me in a bad mood.

Today, I wore a black linen skirt to work. I had a lot to do, so instead of wearing my black/white Jack Rogers sandals, I wore a pair of black Naturalizer sandals. I figured out why I never wear the Naturalizers. When I walk, I waddle. I figure it is the thick soles. I will say one thing, they are really comfortable.


Preppy 101 said...

What a hateful person to encounter on the highway. She better be careful about her hand gestures. . .there are other people on the highway with as much rage as she!! I try to avoid those people, too.

Anonymous said...

I always get cracked up when other drivers get wound so tight they make fools of themselves. Geez can you imagine having to spend the rest of the day with that nutjob? The poor folks stuck in her world probably had to listen half the day to her ranting about how traffic sucked & everyone was out to get her. Those same folks are probably just waiting for the day everyone does finally get her!