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Looking in the rear view mirror

29 May

* I started working on this yesterday, so I’m counting it…

 

So there I was, driving along, nothing new.  Cars weren’t staying in any painted lanes, scooters weaving in and out, vehicles turning onto the road with no care, the normal chaos called driving here in Taiwan, when I noticed a scooter ahead of me trying to go around a car.

The driver of the car, whether not noticing or being a prick, was going from side to side just enough that the scooter couldn’t pass him.  Finally, a break, and the scooter races past.  Then, by the tilt of the helmet, I could tell he started looking in his rear view mirror at the driver of the car now behind him.  He starts shaking his head in a “no” pattern still looking in his rear view mirror.

Meanwhile, a car decided to enter traffic without caring if anyone was coming.  Three scooters drift to the side to make room and the car in front of the upset scooter slams on their brakes.

The scooter hits the back of the car and spins sideways, luckily onto the sidewalk and not into traffic!!!  The scooter driver had minor scrapes and no one else was hurt, no other cars or scooters involved.  Many of us stopped and helped direct traffic around and check on the scooter driver or slowed down to make sure no one else got hurt.

As I got back on my scooter and headed off, the thought that kept running through my head was,

 

If we keep looking back at those that we feel wronged us, we can’t see what’s in front of us.

 

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