I’d like to apologize


Driving up to a 4 way stop this morning on the way to work. I’m slowing when I notice the woman coming up on the left cross street trying to come to a stop 20 feet before the stop sign – just to be able to sneak through before me.  Her maneuver fails, and comes to a bone jarring halt just after I stop.  Seems like silly behavior, and I’m a little wary.  I turn in front of her slowly, carefully and watch her go from scowling.. to cursing at me as I drive round.

I’m pretty sure that in her own little world I was the villian, and it makes me wonder who I’ve unfairly cast as the malevolent antagonist in my own egocentric world view. I’d like to take a second to apologize to anyone that I’ve ever judged unfairly because I was too wrapped up in my own little world to see things objectively.

I’ll start here:

To my middleschool teachers who sent me to detention for running amock and causing endless havoc:  I’d like to apologise for drawing retaliatory moustaches and googly eyes on all the sperm in the biology books of room 212.