Running Errands

I’ve been out and about taking care of business today and grabbed some random photos along the way. It’s been wonderful today except for one thing, the old fart that damn near clobbered my truck! I was in the right lane waiting for the light to change.

The light went green, I took off and immediately put my right turn signal on for a turn into the pharmacy parking lot. A car suddenly moved into my lane but the driver was NOT ahead of me! I slammed the brakes on and steered right hoping to allow the car to move into the lane. A crash was avoided.

The driver happened to be going where I was. I parked a few spots down and hopped out. The driver was a very elderly man. I shouted at him telling him that he nearly hit me. His reply? I didn’t know that. I shouted at the old codger and suggested that he go to the DMV and surrender his license.

In my view, he’s just too old to be driving, more so in the heavy traffic in this city. I do hope this man stops driving very soon. No, I don’t feel bad about shouting at him. He’s no better than a drunk driver.

11 thoughts on “Running Errands

    • I got too riled up about this but I really believe the poor guy needs to end his driving days, Derrick. There’s no shame in it…

    • No, this poor guy couldn’t stand up straight at first when he exited his car. I’m being rather harsh about this I suppose, But, I am a driver who will always use turn signals and so on. Driving is not a right, it is a privilege.

  1. The roads are full of old men and women who shouldn’t be driving anymore, but if you take away their licences, they lose their independence and a lot would change for them. The other way of looking at it is that someone else could lose their life or their health and a lot would change for them. I suppose if I had to choose the solution, I’d say the old guy should give up his licence if he makes a habit of driving like this. Everyone should be allowed one lapse of attention (and we pray that it has no serious consequences), but if it’s the usual thing for that driver, he needs to get a taxi or take a bus or have a friend drive him.

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