I know it exists, but it’s missing from a lot of places.
In a quick trip to the bank and grocery store this morning …
- The driver of a vehicle at the bank drive-through (parallel lane) suddenly cut out in front of me after I had pulled forward to make a turn and was waiting for a vehicle to pass. I don’t think she saw me or the other vehicle.
- A shopper at the grocery store was talking on the cell phone (in his outside voice) while shopping, all through the checkout lane, through the transaction, out the door, and into his car. (The bank has posted a sign asking that while conducting bank business you are not to be on the cell phone. I guess this isn’t common sense any more.)
- Shopping carts were left in the parking lot (not in the corrals) to drift with the wind and slope.
I know it all happens all the time. Is it so hard to forget that other people live around me? Consideration for others who follow me isn’t that difficult.
I did have some nice conversations in the grocery store, even though that’s not why I go.