July 13, 2002

Noticing the Lines

Today as I was driving to see my Parental Units(TM), I saw a very frightening sight. Someone was driving in the same direction I was, but on the left-hand side of the road. Nearly ran head-on into a line of traffic.

I went over to my Units' house. Ten minutes later, they show up from the opposite direction, and say that this same guy was pulled over by 3 cops.

Now normally, nutty driving is not something to blog about. It's Atlanta: the drivers here are weird all of the time. But not 1/2 an hour earlier, I'd been thinking about the absolute confidence I had in those stupid painted lines on the road. I was crusing along, not 2 feet from people crusing along in the opposite direction -- and I suddenly asked, "Why is it that we're so certian that the people going the other direction aren't going to make mistakes?"

That's one that'll keep you up nights.

Posted by Ted Stevko at July 13, 2002 11:33 PM