I came across a thread on Reddit, started by u/dontaggravation that shares the story of two very different drivers who recently met in the city of Fort Collins.
A family was walking through Old Town when one of the youngest children in the group came out onto Linden Street to cross. Admittedly, not paying the greatest attention to it, the family followed the little one down the street to also cross, somewhat distracted by what was happening around them.
The thing is… they weren’t in a crosswalk, and of course there was traffic coming. It happens to the best of us, doesn’t it? Errors occur.
Driver number one approaches and quickly stops, recognizing that there were rogue children on the street. The family makes the “thank you, sorry” gesture that we’re all used to doing, whenever our kids go rogue or you step in front or step back in front of someone while driving.
But driver number two walks up and seeing a family with children in the middle of the street where they don’t belong, what does he do? According to the original storyteller, he puts down his battered old Subaru and speeds past them at over 40 mph, shouting obscenities about using the crosswalk out the window as he passes.
Are we sure it didn’t happen in Boulder? How many stickers were there on the rear window?
So, are you driver A in this situation, or more likely to be driver B? I’m definitely driver A, at least in appearance and actions, though sometimes I’m quietly driver B in my head. Either way, whatever situation you’re in, as long as it involves other people, you can guarantee things won’t always go to plan and sometimes you just have to go with the flow.
Sometimes people are wrong, and that’s okay because I bet you are wrong too. I know I do. As the old saying goes, sometimes you’re the bug and sometimes you’re the windshield.
Needless to say, the comments on the thread range from supportive to hilarious, and you can check them out in full on the r/Fort Collins Sub-Reddit.
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