It’s a Friday, right? Chill morning, dropped the hubbie off at work without any issues, and I leisurely drive to work. I reach a point in the drive where I get stuck behind those buses that stop every 2 – 3 minutes. Usually, I deal with it. I stay put and do the stop and go thing until the bus or I turn in opposite directions.
But, the day I decide to not deal with it…I fek up. My lack of patience today is mainly due to lack of sleep. Last night the room kept alternating between cold and warm (in other words I kept waking up with no covers with a fan full blast on us, lol.) I think this brought on the other ailments: a migraine, my tonsils hurt and my ears hurt. Also my sciatica seems to be going haywire as of late.
Anywho, I do my best to be a good driver; I’m looking at my side view mirror and see the left lane is empty. I then proceed to put on my blinker and change lanes.
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNKKK HONK HONK HONKKITYFEKKENHONK!!!
My heart leaps and I look through my rear view mirror to see an angry lady in a van. She’s screaming her head off at me. I didn’t hear brakes screeching so my brain rationalizes how we almost ended up hitting each other. I supposed because there was no screech that she was going the speed limit—thank god. I know I was in the wrong for somehow missing her but I was in shock at how I didn’t even see her to begin with.
I had seen an empty lane, but suddenly she was there at the moment I begin to move. She either was one of the cars that also decided to change lanes and surpass the bus or she was at an angle where I couldn’t originally see her. Luckily, neither of us hit each other or got hurt.
I was too tired and in pain to react to her anger. I just let her have her yell and I kept moving. She was behind me for a good while, most likely fuming. But, what was there to do or say? I sort of wish I had a marquee attached to the back of my car that could’ve displayed the words “Sorry! I swear I didn’t see you as I was changing lanes.”
I’m sorry, lady, for ruining your morning with both a shock to the heart and a burst of anger. I’ll just deal with the stop and go from buses forever more and never change lanes out of impatience again, lol.
On a lighter note, the new routine has helped my spine/lower back heal up. No more horrific pain and no more struggling to move or stand up. The only issue seems to be the nerve now. It feels like something is latching onto the part of my nerve that runs by where my left leg and hip connect. I’m going to up the amount of stretches I do with that leg and see what happens.