Saturday, February 3, 2007

why am i the only reasonable driver in the world?

I forgot that my car was invisible this afternoon. No fewer than two people in the parking garage turned in front of me as I politely navigated through. One driver even made eye contact with me as he veered his giant vehicle into my path. Then, of course, I had to follow him to the next available spots, which ended up being near enough that we were forced to share the elevator. In the movie in my mind, I would have smiled sweetly as I let the doors close in front of them. Or said in a cordial tone, "I forgot I was invisible today; I hope it didn't inconvenience you too much." But in real life, where I am nicer and far less witty, I held the elevator door for him & his embarrassed wife, then made a little conciliatory joke to accompany his awkward attempt at levity. But I like to think I said it in a slightly sardonic tone that let him know I think he's a jackass who needs to learn how to drive.