It Might Be You
Lori and I spent July 4th in Yellowstone National Park. It was on our way home from our 51-day trip and it was a blast.
At one point we were on a boardwalk very near where this picture was taken. A woman side stepped in front of me and I wasn’t able to move fast enough to avoid clipping her as I dodged around. She said “Excuse me” and I said “No problem”. In retrospect, her excuse me was rather sarcastic. A short time later she was ahead of me and I overheard her telling her husband about this rude man who ran into her. Okay, whatever, she had no idea she had moved in front of me. A few minutes after a woman taking a picture backed in front of me. I managed to not hit her, but I almost went off the boardwalk. And, yes, it was the same woman. I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want her to know “the rude man” had nearly run into her again.
I’m willing to bet this was not the only two collisions or near collisions she had that day. She was moving without looking and she was a bit of a hazard. What’s sadly humorous is she thought it was my fault. Apparently, it never occurred to her she might have been the problem. And since she didn’t identify herself as the problem, or part of the problem, she had no hope of avoiding more of the same in the future.
I bring this up because it has a solid marriage application.
~ Paul – I’m XY, and I’m pretty light on my feet for a big guy!