At times Facebook posts can be very inspiring and make you re-think any habits or views you have.
At times Facebook can be very depressing, enlightening, discouraging, aggressive, funny. What a mixed bag of emotions.
Today, this struck me as being very on-point for all of us.
Kids of all ages are returning to school. They will be excited to be able to escort younger siblings and friends down a familiar path to school. Students maybe taking a bus, walking or riding their bike in areas they aren’t used to, so while they concentrate on this, I hope you are keeping your head in the right place while driving. This means STAY OFF YOUR PHONE.
While the link takes you through some incredibly tough stories, they can and do happen, don’t kid yourself.
Do yourself and those you love and who love you the courtesy of putting your phone in a place that you can’t reach it. If it rings – pull over. Check it before you even start the car and then stash it until you are stopped and leaving the vehicle.
Distractions happen, this example doesn’t even include a phone.
This weekend, I went to fuel up my car, there was a “marketing” person trying to get me to sign up for a credit card for points! He immediately engaged me in conversation; all I wanted was fuel and carry on with the day.
First I pulled up too far away from the pump. I got out, noticed this and then proceeded to back up and almost ran the guy over. This was a card payment pump; I removed the nozzle first and missed a step – so the voice person schooled me on that! Well, TO HELL with ALL of THIS. I just capped the gas tank and went somewhere else. Somewhere that I would not be mugged for a marketing ploy.
I was p#$$ed that this was the case, however I left calmly hoping I wouldn’t run out of gas!!
Give people space! Don’t distract from a person’s task at hand. If I want your help, chances are I’ll ask.