It’s that time of year—crowded parking lots, shopping hoards, and distracted drivers wasting the precious green light interval while browsing Amazon for gift ideas. For those of us who struggle with righteous road indignation, the battle is at hand. We need to gear up and prepare ourselves.
I yell things in the front seat of my truck I would never say to someone’s face. It’s humbling to drive a 4 cylinder. I don’t have the power to drive aggressively. If someone cuts me off, I have to sit there and take it. I compensate by guessing the nationality, sex, and age of the offending driver. I then use that data to compose an appropriate seasonal greeting including such words as “moron” and “idiot”. I may get the nationality-sex-age thing wrong, but my vividly descriptive terms usually apply.
Admitting we have a problem is step 1 in finding a solution.
My name is John, and I struggle with impure thoughts toward sluggish drivers doing everything but driving. I can’t change them, and their number is multiplying with the introduction of every new smart device. I need help.
In the old days, before PowerPoint, we used transparencies and overhead projectors. No, I did not have a pet dinosaur named Dino when I was a kid. Marking on transparencies required special pens like these. I rummaged through the misfit pen box in the desk drawer, and found one. (Hint – Shawn these are still sold at Staples and would make a great stocking stuffer!)
I wrote two words at the top of my windshield – “BE KIND”. The characters are transparent but convey a powerful reminder each time I glance upward.
Shawn has noticed a change in my driving behavior and was looking for a permanent marker for some reason. Perhaps my idea triggered another for her?
I moved to the passenger side and added a message for her …
A good wife is a blessing. Her prayers are worth more than gold.
“He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.”
Proverbs 18:22 (NASB)