This Sunday Confession is a tad different as I’m doing a simple link up for anyone who wants to write their own. And I made a nifty little badge to grab if you want. I’ll try to run this every Sunday, link up when you can, confess anything you want – big, small, silly or serious.
I’m a terrible driver – not so much in safety or speed. Rather in paying close enough attention. Crosswalks are a thing of doom to me. I never really notice them. Like, on right turns. Or stop signs. Or in the middle of a road. I just don’t see them until after I’ve gone through. And then I think, “There was a crosswalk back there. I should really look and see if someone is starting/waiting to cross before I floor it.”
Then I feel awful.
And the next time? I do it again.
I have this HUGE fear that one day I will turn into someone on a right turn. Just flatten them. Now, I usually do notice if someone is actually standing there, but if no one is (or I can’t see them) I don’t even think about it.
I also blank out while driving. I think a lot of people do this though. I fall into deep thought and then suddenly I’m at my destination. With no recollection of how I got there. I know I’m focused on driving, but not really on the trip itself.
So now that I’ve made sure no one that knows me will ever drive with me again, I’ll say that I’ve never had a speeding ticket.
I’ve only hit a motorcyclist. But in my defense, he was a terrible driver. And he was fine.
So really, I’m a great driver. Excepting all of the above.