My Forum Comments
May 1, 2018 at 5:36 pm in reply to: Little patience with other drivers…other shoppers, etc. #83406
Yes…they should. I also think that they should have a bottle of blood pressure medication to give to those of us that have to navigate safely around those drivers that are safety hazards not because of excessive speed….but because of excessive slowness. This driving behavior isn’t mentioned much, but it IS a situation that breeds accidents.
I don’t want to talk about lines, either.April 3, 2018 at 5:02 pm in reply to: Little patience with other drivers…other shoppers, etc. #80798
It is my belief that our processors are not slow…not by a long shot. We are used to managing so many more incoming pieces of information every waking moment. We very quickly notice things. We rapidly see a clear route from point A to point B, and can’t stand having to work our way around people that seem to be moving through glue. We see where their line of (slow) thought is going, and can easily finish their sentance.
I see solutions to things by looking at their shapes, and get frustrated when I’m discounted. I like more alone time as my life goes on.April 2, 2018 at 11:29 pm in reply to: Little patience with other drivers…other shoppers, etc. #80649
I struggle with acting like I don’t notice the ‘ka-chunk’ of one painfully slow sentance finally emerge from a neurological. I want so very much to just put us both out of (well…my) misery and just finish their sentance…solve the whatever it was, squeeze around them, and get the hell out of there. IApril 2, 2018 at 9:55 pm in reply to: Little patience with other drivers…other shoppers, etc. #80639
I am chuckling at your military reference. I had been described as getting some…something, done with military precision. I still don’t know how to take that. But by golly…when I set my hat to getting something done, I do it with little fanfare. I usually have 27 other things in my mind that I’m dealing with while getting that needed pound of lrganic butter, so shopping can be a kind of hell.April 2, 2018 at 8:01 pm in reply to: Little patience with other drivers…other shoppers, etc. #80622
Omg! The slowing towards a green light, or the apparent reluctance at the whole ‘starting up again’ when the red goes away…and the green appears! It isn’t a trick green! It’s real, and the foot needs to switch to the ‘go’ pedal. Sort of like now.
I speak very fluent “French” when I drive. Years ago, I used to be a AAA driving instructor. All my students passed. I almost passed out. Lol…
I think you need to find something about yourself that has interested you, but is a tad outside of your comfort zone. Attack that. Excel at it, because you need to have something about yourself that you can admire. When you accomplish this, you will forever more be able to draw strength from this skill. You will always be able to hold that coup in your mental pocket…to tap into whenever you need some ‘pick-me-up’.March 25, 2018 at 12:49 am in reply to: Little patience with other drivers…other shoppers, etc. #79907
Yes! You CAN go on! I try not to pull my hair out.March 25, 2018 at 12:46 am in reply to: Little patience with other drivers…other shoppers, etc. #79906
Do you think it’s the immediate gratification link? Could be…but for me, it is the slow processor that I seem to see going on around me. For instance, a green light is green. It isn’t a ‘trick green’…so it really IS ok to go on ahead with the gas pedal. People that are pushing their shopping carts ahead of them at 0.2mph while they look about, only to block the isle at an angle while they think about what they see way down some department.
I am sure that I irritate other people in some way, but I am really glad to ‘spout off’ here.March 25, 2018 at 12:34 am in reply to: Little patience with other drivers…other shoppers, etc. #79905
Being around other people that process incoming information in such a different way is very challenging for me. I have receded from socializing because of this…
I am rather relieved to know that others feel the same sort of thing.