Wednesday, May 8, 2013
T-17 : Wagon Trailers
As I was mowing the lawn tonight I saw a number of cars go by. Our house is on the corner of our cul-de-sac and a major crossroad. It was the last lot to sell in the neighborhood. I suppose the general notion is that folks don't like living near the traffic. I admit it seemed loud when we first moved here. But, I've acclimated. Anyway, what struck me tonight is the moment when I saw two cars slowing down from the major road to turn onto our road. I recognized both cars as belonging to two different folks who live down the street. The point is that I wondered how long they'd followed each other and if either the leader or the trailer noticed the other. I often do notice when the car just in front (if it's a slow guy) or just behind (if it's a fast guy) are familiar. When I recognize them I think I drive differently. I suppose that's a form of positive peer pressure. Maybe I should practice it more often, then. What do you think? Have you ever driven just behind or just in front of me and been nervous or frustrated?