the joys of driving, The Joys Of Driving

The Joys Of Driving

Ah, the joys of driving in South Florida. I believe I might have mentioned this topic in some previous posts. It is always an adventure; you never know what will happen. Will there be an overturned fuel truck that blocks both lanes of I-95 for hours? Possibly. Is somebody going to shoot at me for an unknown reason? Unlikely. How many times will I get flipped off? It’s definitely going to happen. How many times? Your guess is as good as mine.

In today’s post, I just want to implore my fellow drivers to stop the hypocrisy. Be the person you are.

A Little Tale About The Joys Of Driving

The perfect example happened to me the other day. I was driving home from the driving range after hitting a few balls. It is a short trip up the Florida Turnpike, with only two exits. At one point, I was passed by someone who was clearly not having a great day. I had to smile as he passed by with his arm up giving me the finger.

It is not clear what this person didn’t like about me or possibly my vehicle. I’m not a “bumper sticker guy” with political bumper stickers on my car. In fact, the only things on my windows are college insignias.

This Is Driving Me Crazy

As I said previously, I am never bothered by other people’s antics, especially when driving. It is just part of the joys of driving in South Florida. What did rile me up, just a bit, about this particular person, was his window sticker. It read: “Be Kind.”

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I have had it up to here (tapping myself on the top of the head) with the hypocrites of the world. We don’t need anymore, we have more than enough of them in Washington DC. So here goes the instructional portion of this post.

If you are an A-hole, then be an A-hole. Embrace your A-holeness completely. Don’t half-ass it, be the best A-hole you can be. Strive to be the number 1 A-hole on the planet.

Don’t Be The Great Pretender

Stop pretending that you are a kind person who drives around with a “Be Kind” window sticker on your car. Who are you to tell others to “Be Kind.” You are an A-hole, but not even a good A-hole. You try to hide behind your sticker and hope those that don’t know you think you are kind.

If you are a kind person and be kind 24/7, not part of the time. It is a full-time job. Being an A-hole should also be a full-time job unless you are a hypocrite. Learn your identity and choose one or the other.

For all of the kind people out there, please remember, that even the full-time A-holes deserve love and it is all part of learning to love unconditionally. Here in South Florida, it is just another day of experiencing the joys of driving.

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9 thoughts on “The Joys Of Driving

  1. I taught world religion at Notre Dame and driving to work I used to remind myself to behave because it would not look good for the religion teacher to be yelling obscenities out her window! I haven’t driven in Florida but the west coast is just as bad! Great post, hugs, C

    1. Thank you, Cheryl. I appreciate your thoughtful comments. I remember someone telling me that if someone causes you to lose your religion they are going to hell.
      It is getting fuller by the day. 😂

  2. I have a very good and wise 83 year old friend (we both live on the west coast of Florida), and she has a huge Be Kind sign in the back window of her car! I might send her your post. (Though I really don’t feel she’s an A-hole.)

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting, Sheila. I am sure your friend “walks the walk” and isn’t a hypocrite. Have a wonderful weekend 🤗❤️🙏

  3. 💜 I Quit “Driving” EveryOne; because “Driving” is a Worse Addiction than Drinking EveryBody as it leads to ROAD RAGE!!!

    …💛💚💙…

      1. It can be quite difficult but I think that’s the challenge. Like to be an actually kind person you have to be kind even when it’s difficult to be.

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