I tend to think I am a fairly easy going sort of chap, although my wife would say I tend more towards the “grumpy old man” end of the spectrum and there may be an element of truth in that.
Whilst driving I have occasionally had the need to raise my voice slightly when I feel the fellow in front of me may be in need of some advice as to how to improve their performance. I’m lucky in as much that most of the time I have a low blood pressure and I feel it is assisted by my shouting, sorry, raising my voice at other road users, at least bringing it down from the temporary high it might have achieved.
There is a very simple way to eliminate road rage and to keep one’s blood pressure at a reasonable level. Firstly, don’t do anything which may cause anyone following you to have to raise their voice to you and if you are unfortunate enough to have made a faux pas raise your hand in a conciliatory fashion. This action will, if you’re lucky be enough to placate the offended motorist, thereby saving you from knowing what it’s like to be clumped round the back of the head with a tyre lever.
If on the other hand your competence when driving is so bad that you are constantly hearing words of encouragement from drivers behind, I suggest you give up driving altogether and take the bus.
Today has been very busy and my blog has taken ages, as soon as I got one thing done, something else turned up which broke my concentration more than somewhat, and I know, like the drivers I can hear some of you shouting, “you’re not trying to kid us you concentrate when writing this rubbish!”
I tend to try to write this all in one go but I’ve just had to stop again, this time for dinner and then I assisted my wife by rinsing the plates and cutlery before putting them in the dishwasher, which has left me feeling quite unnecessary and a little faint, I may have to have a lay down in a dark room.
Or on the other hand I might just get a can of lager and watch some blokes car programme on the television, now I think about it, I tend to think that is the option I’m going to take.