Today I drove to work like I usually do. I was stopped at a light when I heard the car next to me beep and the driver, a man in his mid-50s or so, motioned for me to roll down the window. I was expecting to be told that my blinker or brake lights were out or something. Instead this is what he said:
“Do you want to keep your car?”
I’m thinking, is this an offer to buy my car? I’ve had my eye on one of those cool new numbers that are built to look like the classic muscle cars. So then I repeat back his words in my most ‘what in tarnation are you talking about’ voice:
“Do I want to keep my car?”
Then he asks why I jumped in front of him. I clearly have no idea what he is talking about but at some point en route I must have cut him off and now he is letting me know. He wasn’t mean about it. He was actually quite calm which may have thrown me at first. I said I was sorry but I had no idea that I had even done that. It certainly wasn’t my intent. He nodded his head and rolled his window up. “Sorry sir,” I threw in for good measure.
So now it has me wondering if I really almost caused a catastrophe on the street or if I just had a run in with someone who really needed coffee. I noticed he was driving a white car and I have to ask dear friends, if any of you have ever had issues with seeing white cars. For some reason I just don’t notice them. My depth perception is off. It’s like a reverse color blindness. Does this happen to any of you?
This called to mind a cartoon character from my youth, Mr Magoo. Anybody remember him? 😉