The Wife is driving, and is in the right lane. Another car is the left lane, slowly passing us. Suddenly, a motorcycle darts between us! Another motorcycle is already ahead of the other car.
Then the motorcycles, in turn, proceed to drive between not one, not two, but FOUR pairs of cars, in about three minutes. I was happy no one got hurt.
2. I am riding my bicycle down my street. I am as far right as I can be, given the fact there is a string of parked cars. I can sense that there’s a car that wants to pass me, but there’s oncoming traffic, and this is not an option.
We catch a red light, and we both stop. I can pull to the right because there’s no car that close to the intersection.
The driver says, “There’s no bike lane.”
“When there’s no bike lane, you’re supposed to ride on the sidewalk.”
“That’s the law.”
Seriously, I used to carry around the booklet from DMV for such interactions. In my state, it is ILLEGAL for me to ride on the sidewalk, unless I’m under 14. (Note: I’m not.)
Apparently, this is a problem elsewhere.
3. Still, I LOVE riding my bicycle in the city, because I often find change on the ground, where the driver’s side door might be. I’ll stop for even a nickel, but not for a penny. Though if I stop for a mixture of coins – it has happened – I’ll get the pennies as well.
4. August: I was waiting for a bus, when a young man, probably in his twenties, asked me if I could “spare some change” so he could ride the bus. I told him that I could “spare a 50-cent change card” that I happen to have. (The fare is $1.50, and if I put in two $1 bills, I get the change card.)
His eyes narrowed as he said, teeth clenched, “Have a nice day.” I don’t think he was being sincere.
Now I Know: Slow and Steady Wins the Lottery