Friday, October 24th11.4°C
23840

Drivers need lessons for Christmas

Not-So-Merry Christmas Drivers

On a short trip to Orchard Park Shopping Centre yesterday to pick up my son, I was:

(1) Honked at for allowing a car to exit the mall parking lot in front of me. I apologize to the honking driver behind me for stealing those few extra seconds that you desperately needed so you could sit at the red light on front of us.

(2) Honked at for stopping for a pedestrian who had stepped off the sidewalk (without looking) in front of my car. I apologize to the honking driver behind me for not running the lady over and forcing you to stop.

(3) Flipped the bird for stopping at a red light and not blocking the crosswalk.  I apologize to the driver behind me for making you drive up onto the sidewalk so you could make your right turn into the parking lot.

For some, Christmas brings out the worst in them and driving gives them the opportunity to share this with others. During this holiday season, please remember two things. The first is that manners are free, please get some and take them with you each time you leave home. The second is that while there are a million stars in the galaxy all revolving around one point, that point is....NOT YOU!

Elizabeth Blake



Read more Letters to the editor




Recent Trending


Email us your letter!
  • We must have your full names for publication with your letter. If you wish to publish anonymously try our discussion forums.
  • Please keep letters to 250 words or less.
  • We reserve the right to edit letters for accuracy, brevity, grammar, punctuation and clarity.
  • Due to space constraints, we can not publish all letters sent to us.
  • We also accept letters in the form of MP3 audio files and WMV, AVI, MOV, FLV or YouTube video files. Keep your presentations to less than two minutes in duration.
  • All emails received become property of Castanet Media Ltd. subject for publication.


  • Email your letters for publication to
    [email protected]






    23901




    The opinions expressed here are strictly those of the author. Castanet does not in any way warrant the information presented.



    Visit our discussion forum
    for these and other issues.



    Previous Stories