In the past three days I have been cut-off in traffic by eight different drivers, which leads me to say, “People – WTF?” I mean seriously…eight different drivers driving about town with what appears to be a blatant disregard for their safety and the safety of others.  And yippee, I got to encounter them all. 

Oh sure, I know there are others.  It is a symptom of the season.  I call it the “holi-daze” – the driver distracted by the mental holiday to-do lists, last minute shopping challenges and flurry of social activities.  People start to zone out…they pay less attention…they become mini-hazards in-and-of themselves.

I have to admit, it makes me crabby.  I think about the heightened potential for accidents and I fear for family members and friends who may have to deal with the news that someone they love has been injured in a car accident.  That would really take the joy out of the holidays. 

So, in my recurring role as a safety harbinger, let me remind everyone to please be careful out there on the roads this time of year.  Don’t let holi-daze be the ruin of your holidays.  When you are driving, give it your full attention; and, add extra care this season in watching for drivers who may be distracted and cause you harm (and this goes for those on foot as well – don’t assume that folks in vehicles see you and won’t hit you).

No one wants to be a holiday statistic – unless it is for the number of fruitcakes received (or not).  Give yourself and others the gift of your attention while driving this holiday season. 😉

Day eight hundred and ninety-seven of the new forty -obla di obla da

Ms. C