I’ve debated on whether or not to share this, now hours afterward, I’ve decided to go ahead. I am glad my guardian angel pays attention.

I went this morning to purchase groceries for the week. I go to my favorite big box store, favorite because for the moment I know where everything is located. I parked and as I stepped out of my Jeep I saw there was a big space between the Jeep and the spot line. I wondered if I was over the line on the other side so I began to walk around my Jeep to check. I really do not want to be one of those people who leave a vehicle parked badly. As I moved to step around the back of my Jeep suddenly a large van going in the wrong direction narrowly missed me. It had moved over as far as it could to pass a vehicle going to right direction. There could not have been more than an inch or two between me and that van. Thank you Lord for attentive guardian angels.

I don’t understand why people think that rules of any sort do not apply to them. It is not unusual to see people going the wrong way down that particular row. I don’t know if they think they are on the road that is just a few more feet away or if they simply do not care. But it isn’t just in parking lots and it isn’t just driving. But driving seems to hold a large part of entitled, not always the smartest drivers. I say that because before my incident I watched a car reach the end of their lane and instead of turning as the lane demanded, or waiting for the cars in the other lane, they simply moved over forcing the vehicle that was there to swerve drastically. I’ve watched the video of the near miss, where a car passed a stopped school bus and barely and I mean barely missed a child.

Laws, rules, instructions all have purpose. They are meant to protect us, to keep us safe, to keep us healthier, to keep order. I do not understand why so many people seem to have such a difficult time understanding that.


About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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7 Responses to Thisclose

  1. John says:

    Wow, I am so glad you are okay, Rebecca! Driving is not a right, it is a privilege that can be, and should be, taken away from some people.

    I had a similar experience today while on my bike ride. I was stopped on an island with traffic moving behind and in front of me. A car that was going WAY too fast trying to beat the left turn arrow actually had smoking tires trying to turn left as it was coming right at me! I said aloud, thank you, God!

    The driver should lose their license now!

  2. leendadll says:

    I’m glad you’re okay!! I’ve seen the same here, every day, during school pickup. I’m shocked no one has been killed yet!

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