Friday, 16 January 2015

Rule #356: Respecting our elders


There's no denying it. We're all going to be there. And if you believe in "what comes around, goes around", you may want to start showing a little respect. Everyone knows how frustrating it is when your driving and someone in front of you is driving too slow or making some suspect moves. But the next time this happens to you, why not take a second to get a look at who your dealing with. If it's some 80 year old man who is trying to negotiate the road and focused like he's trying to defuse a bomb, maybe lay off the horn and cut him a little slack. It could be his first time in town and everything is as foreign to him as you trying to drive on Jupiter. Like I said, we're all going to be there some day and as I get closer, I find it easier to empathize.

On the other hand, if it's a young girl sitting at a green light that she didn't see change because she's sending a tweet.... Let her have it!



In the new world, we will all have respect and patience for each other. Young and old. It will be second nature. And car horns will be for Newfie weddings only.
AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!

5 comments:

  1. I agree that we should take it easier on the elderly as I would want the same respect when I am at that golden age. I'm not so sure that it is only young girls that are the tweeting bandits...I think men should be included in your statement as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As a bicycle commuter I can tell you it's 80% female. However, I condemn all distracted drivers. Male and female.

      Delete
  2. A few years ago, a friend of mine living in toronto witnessed a bunch of thugs harassing an older lady. He scared them off and brought her into his home and called the police. A few weeks ago the lady passed away. Turned out she didnt have any family and left her tiny estate to my friend. Sometimes good deeds go unrewarded, but more often than not they are never forgotten.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great story. Even before the reward your friend received. It's good to know that some people are still looking out for others.

      Delete
  3. It is really frustrating when someone in front of you is driving too slow and frightening when he is making some suspect moves. The length of DUI related incarceration time has increased dramatically over the past decade as have the fines. DUI Lawyer will give you needed confidence and hope in difficult situation. My friend works in office of a Los Angeles DUI attorney and have told me enough times importance of hiring an experienced DUI attorney.

    ReplyDelete

Agree? Disagree? Lay it on me!