Heed my advice
Today, Tuesday, July 4th at around 4:30 pm, I almost hit a pedestrian. I was turning left on 124 Street and 104 avenue and was yielding to vehicles going straight westbound on 124. It took ONE second for me to press hard on the breaks, ONE second to notice the tiny lady crossing the street.
I don’t even have an excuse, it was 4.30 pm on the first day back to work from a long weekend and I was tired and just wanted to be home. I apologized to her with my pathetic hand gestures and wished I would’ve rolled down my window and actually shouted sorry because I truly was and still am.
I drove 15 minutes to my house and within that 15 minutes, I was talking to myself saying sorry and even offering a short prayer to God, even though I’m not at all religious, so that he could forgive me. I just don’t want any bad karma to happen to me in the whole grand scheme of karmas.
So I here I am, typing up this shoutout not only to apologize to that tiny 5 feet tall lady wearing a blue shirt who was 50-ish years old and weighed around 95 pounds, but also to give a gentle reminder to everyone.
Please please please pay attention to the road. Take it from an almost-30 year old female, aka someone who has all the guilt in the world. What happened today could’ve been far worst. You probably would’ve been reading about me on the news instead of reading this post with me still maintaining my anonymity.
How often have a majority of us looked down to check a text message or maybe dial a number? I have to admit I’m guilty of doing this myself. But after today, im gong to be a lot smarter. Most likely going to leave phone on the back seat from now on. Either way, this shook me in such an amazing way. It just sucks that this had to happen to give me a wake up call but I’m still thanking my guardian angel or my lucky stars that someone higher up was looking out for me. It only took ONE second and if I wasn’t paying attention, I can’t even fathom what my life would be like right now.
So just a friendly reminder to everyone, ONE split second can change someone’s life. Make good choices 🙂