By: Donna Hale Chandler
The sign ahead reads “Right Lane Ends” which, to me, means Get Yourself Over to the Left Right Now This Minute – which is exactly what I do. This always takes me to a stop and go – mostly stop – lane. As I sit, comfortable in the knowledge that I am exactly where I am supposed to be, other cars whiz by on my right. Wait you shouldn’t be there. Didn’t you see the sign?
Of course, that driver saw the sign, just like I did. To him, it did not mean, Get Yourself Over to the Left Right Now This Minute. It meant, Drive as Fast as You Can and Get to the Front of This Line, Then Squeeze Your Car into a Space Left by Someone Who Probably is Daydreaming. Perhaps the driver in the left is not daydreaming but actually being polite — No, that can’t possibly be it. This was a silly suggestion. This driver is daydreaming for sure.
As I continue to inch forward, with extra stopping due the ‘line jumpers’, I finally am at the front with a car to my right edging slowly closer and closer to my front bumper. Now, the question, do I let this car in, or be a total jerk and pretend I don’t see him there.
Finally, I give in, more from fear of losing my front end, then from courtesy and let him in the front of the line —— but all you angry people behind me, I only let in ONE. That is always my limit. I will let in ONE. So, if you are car number two trying to merge in front of me, forget about it!
Grams use’ta say
Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, cherish those who love you.
THE HINTS BOOK ALMANAC
By: Donna Hale Chandler and Richard Lee King
USES FOR ALUMINUM FOIL, cont’d
16. Jewelry – Line a small bowl with aluminum foil. Fill the bowl with hot water and mix in one tablespoon of bleach-free laundry detergent (not liquid). Put in the jewelry let it soak for a minute. Rinse well & air-dry.
17. Moving – Place a small piece of aluminum foil under each leg, (dull side of the foil down.) The furniture should slide easily across the floor.
18 Flashlight batteries – When the springs that hold the batteries in place lose their tension, fold a small piece of aluminum foil until you have a pad that’s thick enough to take up the slack. Place the pad between the battery and the spring.