When Road Meets Rage

I was poetically inspired after witnessing an episode of road rage yesterday outside of Costco. Of all places, I know.

While one man felt entitled to the vacant parking spot, the second man (who must have left his conscience at home) slid his large white truck effortlessly into the spot. I assume he felt it his right to get the spot instead.

We Have A Problem Here

When road meets rage,

Road Rage

Bumper and Temper Collide.

the loudspeaker roars

“We have a problem here people.”

Take one down and pass it around,

the anger is growing like brush fire.

He raises his right fist, exclaiming,

“Hey you, you took my parking spot”

whileย couples stand around for the opening credits.

The other man laughs, smiles, ย and snorts,

“So what?!” and merrily walks away into the store.

Shopping will wait for no one.

 

ยฉ 2012 Christy Birmingham

This is christyb, I am in a silly mood today.

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31 thoughts on “When Road Meets Rage

  1. Sue Dreamwalker

    Hi Christyb seems Im still not receiving updates of yours so I pressed again and again lol…
    Yes the Rage’s seem to be all around, short tempers flare and can soon start a fight, I just wonder when people will live in the Light?, They push past each other, as they let slam the doors, in faces of people, as they snarl and they claw.. But hopefully soon as the energy moves, their rages will go as behaviours improve..
    Love and light to you Christyb ..

    Your poem and observations were Brilliant xx

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    1. christyb Post author

      Hi Sue, I received confirmation that you are now subscribed to my blog. I hope you will now receive the posts as they are published. I enjoy hearing from you. I echo your thoughts that people will learn to be positive and not focus their energy on angry behaviours. Take care xx

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  2. raymond alexander kukkee

    Great poem, Christyb, I really like the line ‘while couples stand around for the opening credits’……….brilliant! Gawkers delight in banana-land! Road rage is something that people should avoid. A few days ago I submitted an article re. road rage for Effectively Human, it should be published in a day or two! Great minds think alike! The madness of shopping should be next, those are some of my favourite topics! As usual, we are listening to Christyb !

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    1. christyb Post author

      Raymond, what a coincidence that we are discussing the same topic! Please send me the link to your article once it is published, I would like to read your insights as well. Your compliments from banana-land are gratefully accepted from one great mind to the other ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Sue Dreamwalker

      Raymond how nice to see you again.. ๐Ÿ™‚ well Raymond, you know also what they say…. Its always the darkest before the dawn light. and the clouds are gathering for the storm.. but remember after every storm we see a Rainbow. and we will once again Shine Bright! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. christyb Post author

        Your words are inspiring Sue! When we are at our lowest, amidst the eye of the storm, we often can not see our way out. Have hope and move toward the sky, keep moving and the rainbow will soon appear. Good discussion here Raymond and Sue.

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    1. christyb Post author

      Thanks Simon, I had the rest of the poem written and then added the last line just before I pressed the ‘publish’ button. Take care my poet friend!

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    1. christyb Post author

      While you are warrior poet, the men in the poem are warrior bullies. I much prefer your type of expression, of kindness and hope. Great observation Miro.

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        1. christyb Post author

          Ah yes, my apologies for associating ‘warrior’ with any negativity. You are a great example for men who are bullies to change their ways. Glad you came by to clarify!

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    1. christyb Post author

      MB, I hardly recognized you with the new profile pic! You are trying to outwit me but still I find you hehe (oh no that may have sounded creepy). Yes I wanted to take an incident I observed and share it with all of you as an insight into part of my week. Thanks for coming over to my space Mark, now get back to your new word post for me to read ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Julie Catherine

    Really like this one, Christy – loved the line about the couples waiting for the opening credits (that one made me laugh out loud – how very true!); and the last line in particular, as well. Nicely written, and a bit of wry humour on an unfortunate slice of life. ~ Julie ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. christyb Post author

      Julie, you such a wonderful follower always stopping by to chat! I hope you had a nice day. Glad you liked the lines, as I told Simon the last line actually came to me at the last moment just before I published the post. I felt an extra detail was needed at the end. Call it an ‘aha’ moment!

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    1. christyb Post author

      Hey Matt, thanks for the compliment. I’m glad you came by because it reminds me I have not been receiving updates from your blog.. Not sure why that is. I am bookmarking your blog so I don’t miss any more!

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  4. Androgoth

    Yes this is an increasingly terrible
    happening and unfortunately it seems
    to have no end in sight. There are just
    too many people rushing here, there
    and everywhere these days and in that
    rush, they have forgotten how to be nice,
    which is a real shame I think…

    Have a lovely start
    to your week Christy B ๐Ÿ™‚

    Androgoth Xx

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    1. christyb Post author

      Androgoth, yes point taken! People rush here and there, looking at their phones more than each others’ faces. I agree we need to slow down and be considerate of one another. Let’s spread the word! Thanks I hope you have had a wonderful Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Androgoth

        Yes and I hope that your Monday was
        equally as wicked, well lovely then, I am
        the wicked one you know? ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

        Androgoth Xx

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  5. Red

    From “take one down” I get the feeling this plays like a bar brawl, where the blow hard (in this case the guy without the spot) raises his beer (fist) and screams at the guy who just took $20 on a game of pool (the parking place) with no more recourse than to bemoan his loss (the other guy going in the store… to spend the $20!!).

    I like it.
    Red.

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    1. christyb Post author

      Thanks Red, I got a positive response from this one. I enjoy sharing parts of my days and being able to select what to write each day. You are the first one to pick up on the bar reference, that’s the inner poet in you wanting to come out today! Glad you stopped by.

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