But I was only going one way

It is a bit disconcerting to be traveling down a one way street only to find another automobile headed right at you. That happened to me this afternoon on the way back from the grocery store.

There I was, minding my own business, driving down the two-lane street and HELLO! here comes a green SUV driven by a fellow who has decided to rewrite his own traffic rules. Those rules say travel the way the sign tells you to jerk face. But oh no, I am so important that I can go whichever damn way I desire.

Actually, the guy wasn’t going very fast and he got off the road without incident. My guess is that he was lost. I have been in that same situation before and it is just as upsetting knowing you are going the wrong way. It may even be a little more unnerving because you realize that you screwed up and I don’t think a lot of people like to admit they have screwed up. I can’t say for certain that absolutely no one likes to acknowledge they’ve done something stupid because you see so many people doing dumb acts of which they are sometimes proud.

I was kind of nonchalant at one time about crossing one way streets. The building in Waco where I used to work was located on a four-lane, one way street. I got so used to looking for traffic coming toward downtown and hardly ever looked in the opposite direction. That changed one evening when, yet another SUV going the wrong way, was bearing down on me. What is it with SUVs going the wrong way? I think there should be a study on SUVs going the wrong way in traffic. Perhaps I should apply for some of those millions of dollars handed out by Congress just for those kind of things.

In other words: “Oink, oink please pass the pork!”

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