Life life aloof

Yestflintstoneserday I drove up the valley to Kelowna.  I really notice the difference between the drivers here and in Kelowna.
In Penticton, my usual complaint about my fellow citizens is for them to stop dragging their feet and drive! I am not an aggressive driver, and my daughter would probably say I toddle since I usually drive about the speed limit. The frustration is the number of people in Penticton who drive the BELOW the speed limit EXCEPT on side streets.

stop sign I wish people would just crawl along on side streets but some people in my neighbourhood, pound on the gas pedal regardless of the number of yards to the end of the street, and the requisite semi-full stop.

In Kelowna, the drivers are all in rush, they drive along intent on riding on the bumper of the car in front of them. They drive like they are in a roller rink, swerve, pound on the gas, and then sit idling at the next light, or bumper sniffing the car ahead of them.

The fact is that this is life, and there is always going to be people around me, drivers in front of me, drivers around me that get my goat. It’s not going to bother them. I have to let it go, and relax, breathe deep and keep my sense of humor and perspective.

calvin car trip



About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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14 Responses to Life life aloof

  1. dfolstad58 says:

    Reblogged this on Life and Random Thinking and commented:

    I originally did this post in 2014 – I was undiscovered then and received no likes at all I see. Maybe this time – nudge nudge (smile)


  2. debscarey says:

    I’ve lived in a number of big cities, so heavy & horrid traffic was something I grew up around & it wasn’t a big deal for me to get used to once I became a driver. But since we relocated a little further out from London, the traffic is different. I’m not saying there are no jerks, but it’s a much more gentle experience. Like you, I’m now a drive at the speed limit person – having been re-trained by Himself, as I used to be a bit of a boy racer. I manage OK on my occasional forays into racing & road rage, but I’m not sure how I’d cope with that on a 24/7, 365 basis.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Hi Deb, I wouldn’t say there are no jerks in my small town either but there are many more relaxed people here than it seems in a larger centre. It’s so easy to generalize and I know there are some drivers in Kelowna that aren’t lead footed also. – David

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  3. Wynne Leon says:

    Ha, ha, ha. Love your conclusion that you need to relax, breathe deep and keep your sense of humor. I haven’t looked at a Calvin and Hobbes strip in some time. Hilarious!! Definitely worth a repost!


  4. Oh, I can so relate, thanks for the laughter, it’s Monday and much needed. And you nailed it, “it’s not going to bother them.” Hugs, C


  5. lghiggins says:

    I just kind of shake my head and mutter when we get to a stop light and find the guy who risked several lives dodging in and out. He’s right there, stopped with the rest of us. “And that got you what?” I loved the Calvin and Hobbs. So funny!


  6. Darlene says:

    Thanks for the Calvin and Hobbes strip. Love it!!


  7. Now that I’m older, I’m finding it much easier to relax and not let things get to me as much. It also helps that I don’t drive nearly as often, since retiring from the day job.


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