Do Not Pass?

This morning, I was on a four-lane highway, driving to Best Buy. For about a half-mile there were warning signs… “Road Blocked Off”, “Do Not Pass”.
As I waited in the correct line, along with other drivers, vehicles were flying past us in the forbidden lane.
Way up ahead in the distance, I could see these vehicles pulling in-front of the line.
I thought to myself, what is the school of thought going on in those driver’s minds?
Did they feel an accomplishment to move ahead of others by cheating and cutting in line?
Did they feel their time was more important than those people whom they did not know?
Could they possibly have not seen the many road signs of warning?
These are questions I will never know the answer to, but I wonder if that is how they operate in their every day affairs.
Can you feel good about stepping on others to get to where you want to be?
Do you live your life with the attitude, you are more important than anyone else?

“Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
Mark Twain

“I shall pass this way but once; any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
Étienne de Girêllet

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself,
taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
Philippians 2:3-8 (NASB)

(Image source: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DrivesLikeCrazy)

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About catlas

Just a girl who loves technology and her Apple products and who uses those cute little “i” pad, pod, books to read, search, socialize, game, and type out her random thoughts.

Posted on November 7, 2011, in Blogroll and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I am with ya on this, it is an insight to their attitude in life.

    Selfish and irresponsible, lacking patience and understanding

    I go to work about 4:30 am on a treacherous whinding road and every
    morning there will be two or three that pass me, speeding like the wind. And nearly every morning there will one who went off the road trying to avoid hitting a deer. My mother always said that we all get up in the morning but some of us forget to wake up (~_~) Art~

  2. I wish I could have voted “Superior” on this one, instead of just “excellent”! As you know from my own blog, I have been very concerned with following “social cues” in my conversational habits. The actions of these drivers (who, YES, live much of their lives this way!) is definitely a set of social cues I will NOT follow! Glad to see you and Art feel the same way. This is why I am so honored to be following your blogs as part of re-building my own “community”!

  3. YES, THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME—I THINK IT IS WHAT SOME PEOPLE “THINK” IS SLICK DRIVING—( THEY KNOW ALL THE ANGLES ON HOW TO GET AHEAD!!!!!!)

    IT IS NOT RIGHT—AND IT HAS PROBABLY CAUSED ACCIDENTS WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT—
    THE NICE PEOPLE ARE KIND ENOUGH TO LET THEM IN—–SO THEY KNOW THEY CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DOING IT EVERY TIME–!!!!!
    THAT IS WORLDLY PEOPLES—WAY OF DOING THINGS !!!!

  4. PS—-I THINK THE PICTURE IS CUTE AND SUMS UP THE PEOPLE IN THE CAR–WHO ARE OUT OF LINE—HA!!!!

  5. This is an everyday occurence for me. There are only two roads going in or out of my city, and for the past two years, they have been steadily under construction at the same time due to some governmental grant to revitalize us. Needless to say, five lanes of traffic are whittled down to two. This is not a new traffic pattern, but people still manage to drive all the way up to where the lane is closed and then cut off people who have been patiently waiting through four light changes. What is a two mile drive from my house to my work takes a minimum of 15 minutes. Sometimes I really wish I drove a tank, so I could just ram them.

  6. On the other side of the coin, I have been in that closing lane and sometimes I can’t get over to the lane I am supposed to be in because the people who have been waiting don’t want to let you in front of them to further slow down their progress. I have been basically forced to go all the way to the end where they feel more inclined to let you merge in front of them. I have seen those jerks who zip ahead on purpose though, and even ones who ride the shoulder to get to the exit instead of waiting.

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