August 23, 2018

Instant Karma - how sweet it is

We've all heard of karma; but generally we aren't around to witness it, which is SO unsatisfying.  Instant karma; though rare, sometimes happens and when it does, it is VERY satisfying.

One of my biggest pet peeves is people who tailgate...well, it's a toss-up between that and people who don't use their turn signals.  And I don't know about where you live but here we have a flat out epidemic on our hands with tailgaters and non-turn signal users.  It's really crazy and drives me batty.  And no one seems to realize how reckless and dangerous both of these things are; and day by day it seems to be getting worse.

At any rate, on my way home from work this evening, a car being driven by a very road-ragey person raced up behind me and attached themselves practically to my bumper.  Now, I don't know about you but generally I have an urge to S.L.O.W.  D.O.W.N.  even further but, as usual, I resisted that urge because honestly, you have no idea what the road-ragey types are capable of or if they are carrying a gun and are willing to use it - such are the times we currently live.  And really, that is the better strategy and way safer than engaging or even prodding their rage.

As soon as practical, I pulled into the right lane and this person sped on by.  Earlier in my commute, I had noticed an marked police car travelling the same route.  I had no way of knowing if this police car was still on the same road or not.

A couple of minutes later, I saw flashing lights up ahead and I muttered, "Good.  I hope it's road-ragey person!"  And it was!!!

I don't know if they got pulled for tailgating or speeding but either way, I felt vindicated.

Now, the odds of being pulled over rectifying this person's behavior is slim - but still...instant karma.  Can't deny it - I drove by with a huge smile.


  1. OH MY GOSH . . . I hate when there are no cops around when someone is driving like an idiot. (This from a woman who has had her share of speeding tickets - but I swear my speeding tickets never involved changing lanes and racing up behind people and revving the engine,it was more like me driving on a highway with little traffic and just going over the limit. Promise. still, naughty, I know). Anyway, just last night I was driving away from the mall to go back to dancing class to pickup Curly. A guy was weaving in and out in a ton of traffic. There wasn't anywhere for him to go. He was revving his engine. He was next to me and briefly in front of me until he realized that he had no where to go. Next hing I know I see lights flashing. A familiar sight for me (but hey not for almost 2 yrs). First the cop pulled behind ME, I was like, 'What the heck?' Then he zipped off. He was also weaving thru traffic trying to find the knucklehead. Guess what, he FOUND HIM! It made my night to see him pulled over.

    1. Instant karma....SO satisfying, am I right?!

  2. Oh yessiree, karma is real. And to see it in action makes me smile, just thinking about it. Yay for that cop being right there. :-)

  3. It's nice when there's a cop where they need to be stopping those that are driving recklessly!! Glad you got the satisfaction of seeing your tailgater pulled over!

  4. LOVE when this happens. Did not happen to the Porsche that past me today. It was disappointing, but I can only assume by his showy-ness that he's been "disappointing" women most of his life so... ;)