Flashers

My first selection from the road.
People always drive crazy, at least to me. Put some rain in the path and they go bonkers. First, there are different kinds of rain in different states. Here in Florida, it will be sun, then rain, the humid and hot. As I travel from Lakeland, more center state, to Tampa, coastline, you may start in sun, go to rain, then back to sun and then rain. All the while, you can see it coming. Traffic will be it’s normal crowd, traveling along with some slow downs, then around the next corner you witness an ominous black cloud that you are sure will produce a tornado that will sling cars like hot wheels. It doesn’t, it just hangs there. Further up the road, a few red lights begin to illuminate from various vehicles. I infer that with black cloud, traffic, red brake lights, it is about to start dripping on the windshield. Sure enough, wipers on, we’re now about to get a downpour. Traffic now decelerates as if a magnet is pulling the pack to a halt. I am for caution during the now slippery roads, fresh with oil from the pavement and debris from a steady flow of vehicles, but not to stop. At this point, when the greying of the sky blends with the pavement and your orientation is tested, you do the unexpected and put on your sunglasses. I used to have 2 pair of safety glasses that were used for on the job but became valuable as I drove. The yellow tinted ones would brighten and the blue would filter out other lighting. My sunglasses now allow me to see clearer than the average person. This could be why I feel confident to drive at a decent rate of speed. As the storm continues to dump it’s insides, someone slows and puts their caution lights to flashing. Soon there are others. They still drive, in the left lane, I might add, but slowly. Not long after that, there will be cars on the side of the road, stopped, flashers just a blinking. In a change in direction on the road or just pushing forward, the rain stops and we are now back to crazy drivers on a humid and sunny day. I wonder how long that the ones who stopped on the side of the road will sit until the storm clears their position. They could be there for hours, not likely but possible. If they would have just pushed a little farther, the sun was shining. And if they would have had their sunglasses on, they may have been able to see clearer in the midst of the storm.
Though a storm creeps upon you, put your SONglasses on so that your season in the storm will be clearer. Push on, change your path, don’t stop, you may clear the storm sooner than you think. And for goodness and my sake, get out of the left lane.

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2 Comments »

  1. Dawn Said:

    Just for my amusement…. Just how fast are you traveling in that left lane? Do you still have the family “lead foot” handed down through the generations????
    Hope all is well!
    Give my love to the kids!

  2. Lindell Said:

    Yes it travels in the family. I get up to around X0-X5 on the norm to make up time. Here in FL the lanes are reversed. The left lane is packed and the right is for me.


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