It seems that a lot of my writings are about driving. It makes sense because I do spend a lot of my day behind the wheel, most of the time shaking my head. Since I spend the better part of 2 hours a day coming to work and going back home I see my fair share of bone headed drivers.
This morning I was actually moved to pick up my bluetooth and call the authorities. This driver was all over the road at 9 AM! Most of the time he was diving under the fog line (the white line on the right) then whipping back up and driving on top of the double yellow. The operator was very happy to take my info, but before I could even finish my call the driver turned off onto a side road. Now I am left wondering how it all turned out. I hope nobody was hurt!
Then when I get to the station this morning, the parking lot was interesting to say the least. People using 2 spaces, others pulled up so far the front of their car was in the next space in front, and still others that think just having the nose of their car in the space is far enough.
Then it hit me. People have to feel that the white lines in their lives are not important. They are merely guidelines and not the fair/foul lines of life. Most of the time we are left on our own to make these calls. And let’s be honest, we always call fair on ourselves. I think golf is the only game that depends on the individual player to make sure all the rules are followed and to levy penalties against themselves when rules are broken. It’s probably why so few people play golf! Who can be that honest about themselves all day?