It was one of those busy mornings when we just have to run to get something done. On a quiet street, the side of the road I was traveling on was free, but ahead there was a vehicle parked on the other side of road. I could see an SUV approaching the parked vehicle as I was going to pass it. As it is customary around here, I was expecting the driver to slow down and let me pass before overtaking the parked vehicle, but there was no sign she was going to slow down. Instead, she decided to pass in-between my car and the parked one.
I felt outraged. How could she? Even if the road was wide enough to fit three vehicles, how come she wouldn’t stop? It was my turn!
Then I looked harder. She obviously wasn’t native to the area, and probably, what she did, was perfectly ok where she came from. I felt ashamed for my outrage. Thank goodness we were just passing a car parked on the side of the road!
Sometimes, our narrow perspective, especially when we are not present, can make us think and feel in ways that our more conscious and curious self would cringe at. While it is hard, let’s remind ourselves of not getting too lost in our petty errands, and see the human in front of us.