Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Friday, January 25, 2008

Type A Driver

Don't let that title fool you. I am not a Type A driver. I drive calmly and efficiently. No grass grows under my wheels, but for the most part I do not speed. I do not yell at people from behind my window, or otherwise look for trouble.

This morning on the way to Mass (usually the only time I drive during rush hour), we were following a particularly slow car. No one was in front of it, its driver was just slow. I calmly, but with emphasis said to myself, but out loud, "You need to drive."

And from the back seat, my normally mild-mannered daughter yelled, "No parking on the street!"

Let's pray that she takes a vow before she gets her license.



  1. Too funny Barbabra - like that moment in My Fair Lady! ;-)

  2. LOL, I AM a type-A driver and I apparently have passed along that gene to my kids (even Little Brother).
    However, today I was passed on the right, on a single-lane road, by some car who didn't like that I was only exceeding the speed limit by 5 mph, and then I saw the same car pass 2 other cars and a SCHOOL BUS on the right.
    Why are there never cops around at moments like that?
    I might speed some, swear some, and mutter (OK, not so quietly) at other drivers, but I am NOT aggressive and dangerous.

  3. Ha Ha! My husband is a type A driver...I am not, but my remark to very slow drivers in front of me is, "If you get any slower, it will be tomorrow!"

  4. When we lived in Italy I found that the "culture of speed" put Americans into 2 camps: the Mario Andretti wanna-bes (me), and the grandma type (dh). No cops, no rules, and the faster car always had the right-of-way. By the time I got back to the States I had to learn quickly not to drive 80mph down the town's streets!

    I am very impatient now, not a good thing when driving a 1 ton van.

  5. Thanks for your fun comments, ladies. If two out of four of you are Type A drivers, I guess she's not so unusual. I suppose this is a nature versus nurture thing!


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