Driven to distraction
Apparently women drivers are worse than men for not waving a thank you to people who let them pass. I heard this on the radio, as I was driving, and immediately felt guilty.
We live down single track country lanes with passing places and I am regularly forgetting to thank people who have pulled over to let me pass until it is too late. If my husband is in the passenger seat, he often waves on my behalf, which makes me feel even worse.
My theory is that women are usually thinking about multiple things at once. While I am driving to work, I will be thinking about a story I must tell the producer, an interview I have to do, the machinations of the school pick-up, the neighbour’s cat we must remember to feed, the fact that we’ve run out of fruit, our leaking gutter, when my mother’s new glasses are going to arrive - and just in that instant, my manners go out of the car window.
To all those who I may have offended in Norfolk and beyond, can I take this opportunity to offer a blanket apology. I am really not rude, or unappreciative - I am just on overdrive!