I Thought I Was Joking

I know a few people actually read my “book” a couple posts ago. I sent it out as a .pdf format to the CAM Mexico field, and I was pleased that so many said they enjoyed reading it. Unfortunately for you, if you didn’t read it or thought it was waaaayyyy too long to read, a couple of folks said they’d like to read more of these types of stories…so there’s nothing like encouragement to write them! I just might do it. (btw…if you’d like the .pdf version…it’s 8 pages long and I’d be happy to send it to you…get ’em now while they’re free! lol)

If you did read it, you might recall I poked some fun about turn signals and how the lady that was driving the vehicle that plowed into mine actually tried to claim she had the right-of-way because she had her turn signal running. This was laughable but now I’m not so sure.

A lady from church, Carmen, told Bethie last weekend about a recent experience she had traveling with a lady friend who offered Carmen a ride home from a meeting. As they approached a thick line of traffic, the lady put on her turn signal and literally plowed full-speed ahead. Carmen screamed at her to stop and said, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?” The reply? “But I have my turn signal on.” Unbelievable.

Apparently, this lady had been recently given this vehicle by her husband to drive. Turns out her knowledge of driving a car consisted of her collective life experiences as a passenger (she probably never really paid attention) and also from the official act of her husband handing her the keys to the car. That was it! No driver’s training. No driver’s license. Nothing! NO WONDER the drivers here are so bad. They make up their own rules for driving and generally they are tilted toward themselves as having the right-of-way.

Post-modern driving. It’s very scary.


About alanbeth

What’s up? or rather, ¿Qué pasa? Hola, I’m Alan. I’m a missionary living in Mexico. We have a heart for MK Education and so we teach at a local Christian school with MK students as well as nationals and foreign students as well. I occasionally write or have a pic to share with you at my blog, Knowing Your ABCDs, which you can read with a click on the button above. You can read my blog with a click on the button above.
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3 Responses to I Thought I Was Joking

  1. the Forrys says:

    man…it sounds just like Nicaragua!!! (the driving, I mean) Suddenly, driving in the States doesn’t seem so scary…


  2. Rod says:

    I tried to read it all and I wanted to slit my wrists after 3 pages or so, so I regret to say that I didn’t get to the end. Does it have a happy ending? Hope so. At least you’re in San Juan now, so it couldn’t have been too bad.


  3. at least you’re honest, Rod! I probably could have helped you with your wrists…hee-hee!


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