Thursday, April 05, 2012

Two Paths

I have vocal exercises on my iPhone, and today I was was doing them in my truck. I was sitting at a red light,  headphones on, and stretching for the high notes. 
I'm sure I was making a weird face, which normally isn't a problem, but when I glanced to the left, I saw two women in a Lexus who were stopped at the light next to me. They were staring at me,  and laughing hysterically.
I had two choices: I could try to somehow recover and assume my suave and debonair Sean Connery persona, or I could carry on like they weren't there. I chose the latter path.
I think when I was younger, I would probably have been embarrassed, but a funny thing happened on the way to getting older --  what people think no longer bothers me as much as it once did.
I see people doing goofy things in their cars all the time. I guess people think they're invisible when their cars. It's not uncommon to see people reading, texting, checking email, or looking for a cigarette they've dropped in the floorboard. 
I saw a woman changing clothes as she drove down the Interstate a while back and she was down to her underwear. 
I am thankful that today, I was only doing vocal exercises :)

8 comments:

  1. Which begs the question: what else might you have been doing on another day?

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  2. Changing her clothing while driving? Talk about distracted driving.

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  3. I guess you do change with age ;)

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  4. I seldom feel embarrassed anymore. Once you reach a certain age, I think you realize it's time to do what you gotta do.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. My commutes are never so exciting! LOL!

    I rely mainly on public transport (overground trains) and unfortunately people I share my commute with have lost all sense of decorum - mainly it's women putting on their full make up. I mean - serious make up - from moisturising,to plying on foundation. to powdering, to putting on eyeliner... to brushing their hair.. and somehow think that's acceptable. I feel like brushing my teeth in front of them! LOL!

    Take care
    x

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  6. I drive a mail truck for 4 hours a day.

    Trust me. You really do not want to know what I see.

    :)

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  7. Oh that's funny! You can just imagine what they were thinking when they saw you making those faces. LOL

    I find that I care far less about what people think as I've gotten older. It's very liberating. :)

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  8. Meh, I'm past worrying what people think of me any more, which is a good job as I fall over a lot which people seem to find funny.

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