Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:47
Impatience is rampant these days, with harried drivers blaring horns to speed up traffic. The car horn was designed to alert other automobile drivers to potential hazards, i.e. swerving into oncoming traffic, drifting into the next lane,
Recently, we observed the impatient driver of a beautiful white Mercedes sedan waiting to turn at a traffic light. When the light turned green, most drivers proceeded slowly due to the potholes, many of them cavernous but deceptively filled with water. This particular driver honked his horn abrasively and barreled through the intersection. It damaged the undercarriage of his Mercedes. It forced him to stop in his tracks.
Perhaps the driver had been late. But now he was incapacitated. His impatience cost him a pretty penny.
During this difficult weather, use prudence. Take a bit of extra time to get to your destination. The weather and the salting have damaged roads while the snow mountains left by the plows mean poor visibility of oncoming traffic.
Patience is always a virtue. At this time of year it can be one that saves you money—or even your life.