What is it with the elderly driving large cars? I mean, I have nothing against the elderly, nor do I have anything against big cars but putting the two together creates an automatic war zone in any metropolitan area.
I literally feel like I’m suddenly a stealth fighter, trying to anticipate my enemy’s moves. I mean, I was driving downtown tonight and literally, I feel this presence beside me. A haunting, wavering, hovering presence. A quick glance to my left revealed the enemy. A man that had to be in his 80’s, hunched over the steering wheel, squinting his enemy stare through large, thick glasses.
With my heightened awareness, I immediately sized up the situation. Ok, a three lane road, not much other traffic on the road, some slushy conditions, nighttime. If I had to speed up or brake to avoid this hazard, I could and more importantly, if I had to change lanes to get around and ahead of him I could do that as well…
The enemy crept closer beside me, taunting me by crossing over the broken lines on the road. I slowed down a bit, allowing him to play out his attack. He pressed on the brakes seeing that the road went downhill. This obviously threw him off course and gave me a chance to play into his faults. I eased by him with my guard up, only looking back to ensure he wasn’t about to pull a trick move.
Phew! That was a close one and there are many other enemies like that out on the road. You just have to keep your guard up and have a game plan is all.