Monday, August 5, 2013


A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about the culture shock of moving from a huge city to a small town.  That difference was reinforced the other spades!!

One day while I was heading to school, I got stuck behind someone going a steady 5-10 miles BELOW the speed limit.  I was already running late, and my frustration was building with every foot we crept along.  At one point on my journey, we stopped at a red light.  When the light turned green, the car in front of me didn't move an inch.  I could see the driver's head tilted down and to his right like he was reading something on his phone.  After a few seconds, my impatience won out!  I hit my horn and startled him back to the awareness that the light was green.  We then headed on our way at the same snail's pace.

The next morning, I had to run to my local dollar store for a quart of milk.  As I entered the store, I heard the manager yell, "Girl, what were you thinking honking at me last night?"


Caught a bit unaware, I brilliantly replied, "Ummm, what?"

I was busted!!

After a bit more teasing from him, he did admit he had been looking at his phone.  Redemption!!  But I learned my lesson.

I live in a small town now.  The odds are that if I honk at someone, I either know them or someone who knows me sees me do it!  A valuable lesson in culture shock!


1 comment:

  1. Lol! This reminds me of a story..years ago when my sister was a teenager, she related that a creepy man was tailgating her, so she flipped him the bird and had a little road rage tantrum thinking he was meaning to do harm to her. It was our dad's best friend just attempting to say hi....



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