So the other day a good friend of mine told me that she ate a Lean Cuisine. Not big news, right? Except that she was driving! She thought she was doing to be late to a meeting, so she ate the microwave meal on the drive. I adore this friend and we laughed about it, happy that she didn't spill food on herself.
The next day I was driving and I thought about her story. It made me think about what I've seen people do while driving.
There's the normal stuff: talking on the phone and texting (you can usually tell those two because they are either driving really slow and/or swerving.)
Then there's the crazier stuff like having one hand on the steering wheel while you're facing the backseat. Or putting makeup on while driving. I have to look twice when I see someone applying mascara. Mascara?! That's quite a feat. But maybe wait until the stoplight if you HAVE to do it? I don't want you to poke your eye out. :)
And then there's drinking and eating. What's that fall under? Normal or crazy?
Granted, I'm guilty, too. I talk and text when I drive. I'm really trying hard not to text anymore though. Like today. I told myself, "Those texts can wait. They are not an emergency. You're only 5 minutes from your destination." And I listened. Yay self! I also fumble with the radio, reach for things, look at a person when we're having a conversation (and I'm driving). I'm trying to be polite! But these things are all bad. I'm sure a friend or two (or five) can list other bad things I've done while driving. But I never said I was perfect.
I'm going to try to be a better driver though. My goal is to pay more attention and to FOCUS. Let's do it together.
I leave you with two questions:
- What is your worst habit when driving?
- What's the craziest thing you've seen someone do while driving?