I almost hit someone today.
It was terrible. It really wasn't that close but it freaked me out. I let out a little scream and my daughter said, "What Momma?!"
The lady that I almost hit, raised her arms in frustration and gave me the evil eye.
Here's the thing...
I was driving down a 2 lane road and she was walking out from a cross walk- no pedestrian light involved- from beside a parked bus. To me, she came out of nowhere. I was driving by the bus and then suddenly she was there on the other side of the bus.
To her, I was a rude driver that was not respecting pedestrians.
It made me think.
Perspective is a powerful thing.
I wonder, did the lady vent to a friend that drivers have no respect for pedestrians? From her reaction, I doubt she realized that the bus hid her from view until I was right next to her.
Perspective. No two people have the same perspective. Yet, our perspective tempers everything we do.
I am so glad that I didn't hit that lady.