The weekend after Christmas I was walking to my car in the Target parking lot at Hwy 74 and Peachtree Parkway. I watched as two cars directly behind eachother started to back up out of their parking spaces at the same time. There was honking, but neither would move so the other could back out and leave. There was more honking and some waving and still, neither woold move. I could not stop watching. I had to see which one would give up first. Others stood around and like me, did not try to pretend they were not looking. Both drivers had to know they were attracting a crowd. Still no one gave in. It seemed like the standoff lastest for days, but it was probably minutes.
It got me thinking about what kind of hostillity do you have to work up to get so invested in who gets to back out first? Was something else going on in one or both of their lives that caused their reaction? Perhaps. Or, is one or both of them basically an asshole? The occasionally stressed out from life people I can understand and forgive. The assholes are the people who start out being assholes instead of waiting to se if the situaton warranted such a strong reaction. The negative energy has to permeate thier lives and it's hard to imagine that it would be anyones' choice to feel that way. Maybe someone needs better meds. If you need it, take it.
So, always try nice first, and sometimes second, before moving on to assertive, aggressive hostile and violent. My goal every day is to have a happy, stress free life, which is possible no matter what the circumstances. It too, is a choice everyday. I expect the best. I get what I expect. leslie
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